What an unbelievable year it’s been! I’m so grateful to amazing clients who have given me the privilege to come into their precious homes and transform their spaces. Thank you for all the referrals! My business would be nonexistent if it wasn’t for the word of mouth advertising from friends, family, and pleased past clients. Thanks for understanding the much needed time off as I recovered from a divorce. Thank you for the busyness and purpose Stay Awhile has brought back into my life! This gig has gone from a hobby to a side hustle and now into a full blown J-O-B! It is the biggest blessing and I can’t wait to see all the things this new year brings. Stay Awhile is growing and changing and committed to breathing new life into the Clear Lake area. This community is everything to me and I hope it is to you too. Thanks for letting me make it beautiful again so we can all put down some roots and Stay Awhile. xo – Rachel
I have some openings before the holidays! Message me if there’s a project you’re ready to tackle. My experienced and trustworthy contractors and I would love to help.
This Friendswood Mama needed a makeover! We were on a mission to create a space fit for a queen. A place to relax and renew and a place that was just for her. Click here for Before Photos.
She said black and that’s all I needed. We went for it! This kitchen is a work horse with heels on. Extreme function meets glam. From the Calcutta quartz to the brass pulls, custom island, herringbone subway tile, and task lighting, there isn’t a detail in this room that wasn’t thoughtfully designed. Click here for the Before Photos.
I recently had the opportunity to go to Indianapolis (all expenses paid) to visit the Delta/ Brizo Faucet company! To say I was spoiled would be an understatement. I mean…when wine flows out of the kitchen faucet you KNOW you’re in for a good time! I learned a ton, and was so honored to be chosen as one of Ferguson’s guests. The food was delish, the drinks were strong, and the music was fab but nothing compares to the beauty of those faucets. I was totally blown away by their commitment to quality and innovation. It’s like functional art and I was in heaven. Thanks again, Delta for the wonderful experience!
Every home is different. Each is made up of the people inside…their memories, their lifestyle, their travels, and their unique style. This is the best part of my job. I get the opportunity to dive into who they are and what makes their homes tick. This isn’t a one size fits all, cookie cutter, just make it look pretty design. This is one of a kind. Made just for them. Their style, their passions, their HOME. Best. Job. Ever.
This beach house bathroom was a small space with HUGE potential. It was cramped, dark, dysfunctional and to be honest…pretty fugly. We ponied a wall which flooded the room with light. We also glassed in the shower which gave the illusion of more space. Ship lap brought in charm and brightness. The weathered wood vanity and greenery tied in natural elements, and finally marble to add a touch of traditional elegance. It is a beach house after all, so the unexpected stripes in the shower keep it casual and fun and fuss free. She’s a beauty.
Huge day over here! Not only is my fever down and I’m finally out of bed, but the boys and I got seriously serious about cleaning out and organizing this house! I had a long list, and honestly, I still do. I didn’t come close to tackling it all today and that is totally cool with me. One thing at a time for this girl. I feel proud and motivated and free of kitchen clutter and crumbs!
The boys each checked one thing off their lists too! E cleaned out his desk and V tackled his nightstand (woah, gross). Let’s just say we haven’t had a fish in this house for over 2 years so there’s no excuse for his drawer to be littered with fish food flakes. Yuck!
So…what’s on your list today?
I don’t know about y’all, but I can be a bit of a dish and glass breaker. I’m one martini glass down after the holidays and a few of my dinner plates have cracks and chips. This is a great time to order a few replacements and replenish supplies. I also cleaned out the spice rack and…yikes…most of them were expired. Heading over to spiceology.com to fill ‘er up.