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Alisa Rose Design: Nest Install

Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy Monday!  It's Heather Kilmer here to highlight one of my favorite modern Nest Studio Facet Series installations.   Toronto based designer, Alisa Rose, made restrained and thoughtful material choices for this modern kitchen.  From the herringbone wood floor, the waterfall marble counter detailing, the walnut cabinetry to the stunning satin brass range hood and Nest Studio Facet Series pulls, this kitchen is absolute perfection.  I just love Alisa Rose Design's clean aesthetic and meticulous detailing in this show stopping kitchen.

Chic Modern Master Bedroom

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hi all, it's Kate Cabiltes!

I spotted this beauty of a bedroom recently on my fave blog My Domaine recently and can't get my mind off of it. Designed by Cali based boho designer Amber Interiors, this master bedroom was transformed by her brilliant play of color and pattern. She smartly used a small neutral print wallpaper to downsize a gargantuan space and filled a good portion of the room with a large iron canopy bed. Texture was added through the denim love seat in front and the layered rugs, one natural and the other colorful and eclectic. Crisp modern elements like the arrow pendant and mid century modern night stands balance out those various patterns, causing the room to look cohesive yet playful. 

Here's how to get the look in your bedroom...

Quad-Y LED Chandelier via Lumens
Blooms Wallpaper via Rebecca Atwood
Mid-Century Nightstand via West Elm
Clara Upholstered Loveseat via Pottery Barn
Xerographica Air Plant via The Sill
Shimla Rug via Amber Interiors

Inspiration Image via My Domaine

- Kate

DISC Interiors: Design Crush

Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's Heather here with our Nest Design Crush, the fabulous duo from DISC Interiors, Krista Schrock and David John Dick.  DISC Interiors has mastered the science of designing interiors that age beautifully.  Their designs are"broken-in" with age rather than become dated over time.  They thoughtfully design for the natural evolution and weathering of materials.  DISC states:

"We source material that transform with light and organic textures that patina gently like metals that burnish with touch, leathers that often, and floorboards that reveal more of a home's soul with every year."

I love this poetic approach to the ephemeral nature of interior materiality.  While landscape architects and facade architects design with the notion of how time will change their design, it's not a consideration is often discussed in the interior design world.

The calibrated simplicity of DISC Interior's aesthetic produces balanced spaces with form, intent, function, and comfort.  Their restrained palette of earthy tones, vintage finds and bespoke furniture, balance the function demands of modern life.  Their homes feel contemporary, yet classic and familiar.  Their subtlety curates an artful ease with modernity.

Check out our @neststudiohardware Instagram feed this week for more DISC Interiors projects.  A sampling of their work can be found below:

Bold Graphic Powder Room

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hey, Kate Cabiltes here!

I recently saved a photo from an article on My Domaine, my daily go to for interior inspiration, which highlighted this beautiful powder room by interior designer Elizabeth Roberts. I fell in love with the bold use of color and pattern used in this traditional, likely older powder room. The contrasting colors of the mustard yellow and orange rug and the green of the wallpaper are fun together. The decor like the hanging pendant and the nude portrait add some personality and character without going over the top. And I'm convinced you can never go wrong painting a door black. Bottom line - I'm a huge fan!

Here's how to get the look in your powder room...

Nantes Wallpaper via Studio Four NYC
Boudoir Nude Wall Art via Anthropologie
French Bulldog Black Paint via Martha Stewart
Sonoma Jewels Rug via Bellacor
Fouta Bath Towels via Serena & Lily

Inspiration Image via My Domaine

- Kate

Tamara Eaton Design: Design Crush

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

It's Heather here with our Design Crush for this week. . . the very chic Tamara Eaton.   Tamara has a knack for an unexpected mixing of styles and for creating livable interiors that "stand the test of time."  She seamlessly combines old and new, functional and artistic as well as multiple styles to create her eclectic design sensibility.

I love how her interiors have such a sense of timelessness and are highly personalized interiors that reflect her client's needs, history and taste.  We just love the spaces this thoughtful designer creates.

Check out our @neststudiohardware Instagram feed this week for more projects by Tamara Eaton.  A sampling of her work can be found below:

Newton Kitchens & Design: Nest Install

Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Monday!  It's Heather here with our Nest Install Feature on Newton Kitchens & Design.  This family owned business creates exceptionally handcrafted cabinetry and furniture all manufactured in Massachusetts.  Their livable designs span architectural styles but are always grounded in a commitment to exquisite craft.

Newton Kitchens and & Design loves to mix materials and styles.  I just love their unexpected material juxtapositions of the natural with the synthetic.  The close pairing of horizontal wood graining or burl wood with acrylic is unexpected and bold.  Best of all, it works.

Check out our @neststudiohardware Instagram feed for more projects by Newton Kitchens & Design.  A sampling of their work can be found below:

Classic Sophisticated Dining Room

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Morning all, Kate Cabiltes here!

I've been following Boston based interior designer and owner of dreamy home decor boutique HudsonJill Goldberg for a minute now. When Domino shared one of her recent dining room projects in an article on making a home your own, I couldn't resist featuring this stunner. Home to mid century lovers, this room was filled with iconic mid century nods along with polished staples like a marble Restoration Hardware table. The green drapery is the pop of color that this neutral space welcomes. A classic room with some modern updates, this spot would be a gem to entertain in.

Here's how to get the look in your dining room...

Bubble Glass Orb Chandelier via World Market
Rita Arm Chair via Joss & Main
All White Paint via Farrow & Ball
High Back Bench via Rejuvenation
Endpaper Pillow via Jayson Home

Inspiration image via Domino

- Kate

Antoni Gaudi: Design Spotlight

Monday, July 17, 2017

It's Heather here with our Design Spotlight Monday! This week we are spotlighting the imaginative Catalan Art Nouveaux Architect, Antoni Gaudi.  Gaudi is revered as much for his highly individualized organic forms as for his complex understanding of geometry and structure.  His work is influenced by both nature and religion and largely transcends a single style or classification.

Throughly studying organic forms and geometry, Gaudi sought for innovative ways to express these forms in architecture.  He rarely drew two-dimensional detailed plans, but preferred designing in three-dimensional structural models and molding even the smallest detail as he conceived them.  Gaudi also involved himself in the details of all structural and ornamental elements.

Gaudi stood out equally as an interior designer.  Decorating most buildings personally from the furnishings to the smallest details, Gaudi was a prolific furniture, hardware and interior designer.  He considered detail and craft into his architecture including ceramics, stained glass, ironwork, and carpentry.

Check out our @neststudiohardware Instagram feed this week for more Antoni Gaudi.  A sampling of his work can be found below:

Martin Group SF: Design Crush

Monday, July 10, 2017

Heather Kilmer here with our Monday morning Nest Design Crush.  This week we are highlighting the chic interiors of Beth Martin of the Martin Group SF.  Martin has a knack for making modern interiors feel effortless.  "My work skews casual and bohemian," states Martin.

I love her soulful laid-back aesthetic juxtaposed with her eye for fine art.  Her neutral palette combined with luxurious wall treatments, exotic stone, personal treasures and art blend together to create a thoughtfully curated space.  Martin's intimate spaces have a genuine intimate, relaxed, and distinctively personal sensibility.

Check out our @neststudiohardware Instagram feed this week to see more interiors by the Martin Group SF.  A sampling of Beth Martin's work can be found below: