Thank you so much for visiting The Staging Lifestyle and Catherine Goodner Designs. I'm a Texas designer serving South Austin to North San Antonio and all areas in between. My goal is to create orderly, breathable, beautiful spaces at all price points and budgets. Whether selling or dwelling, let me help you translate your personal vision into reality. Contact me today and let's get started on your project!

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Just as pretty on the inside

Not many of us are fortunate enough to own one home, let alone two. My client’s have a family home in Houston and a second home on Canyon Lake – how nice to own a weekend retreat for relaxing and entertaining! Unfortunately, their second home was filled with their cast-off furnishings from their main home. […]


new furniture for an old house

Today’s project is a well-cared-for home that feels dated simply because the furnishings are dated. The floor plan is perfect for a young family, but would a young family be drawn to a house that feels like grandmother’s house? It raises a staging question - should a homeowner move out their old, 1980′s-era sofas and oversized recliners […]


simple summer soiree

Texas is a warm place to be on a summer day, but fortunately we do have air conditioning so we can continue with life in a civilized manner. And, is there anything more civilized than sharing a meal with good friends? Recently, a small group of us gathered for an Italian-themed lunch. One friend brought homemade […]


staging with heirlooms

Often, a client’s biggest challenge is to mix the old with the new. My client today desires to incorporate family heirlooms into her otherwise contemporary home but can not quite seem to pull it all together. She has inherited several items that have found a resting place in her dining room: The dining room is […]


elegant antique master bath

My project today was to enhance the design of an already nice master bathroom. The space has great bones: an antique dresser turned into a double vanity, pretty tile, oil rubbed bronze fixtures, a separate shower and a relaxing whirlpool tub. Because it was in good condition, there was nothing for us to do in the […]


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