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Happy Holidays!

The holidays are almost here! Nest is looking very festive these days, and we have our first doggy bed in the store now!  We will be offering three sizes and lots of different fabrics, and you can also zip off the cover and wash it (key).. We will also be happy to do custom dog beds with your fabric, or help you pick something out.

We will be hosting a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 7 from 5-7, so please stop in for some holiday cheer and see the many great gifts we have.


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Works in progress


We are busy putting together some great looking pillows and other goodies for the store in Lakeville, as well as the three trunk shows we are doing next week! First, we are in Bedford, NY on Wednesday, November 14 at the Parish House, then off to Rye, where we do a two-day show at Apawamis Club, the 16th and 17th. Believe it or not, we will then do an evening show on Saturday the 17th in Millbrook, NY!

I love doing the trunk show/vendor fairs. No matter how the last one went, we are always filled with optimism and excitement for the next one, and of course, we love to introduce new people to the things we love!

If you are in the area of any of these events, please stop by and see us!

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My view of pink has changed

As Breast Cancer Awareness month approaches its end, I have a lot to be thankful for. In February of 2011, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and, after enduring the battery of tests required and waiting for answers, had a double mastectomy, followed by chemo, radiation and reconstruction, which I am hopeful is it for me. Writing that year and a half’s worth of medical and personal experiences in one sentence doesn’t come close to describing all the ups and downs, and above all’ the incredible support and love I was, and continue to be enveloped by. My mother was the loving rock anyone going through something this scary and unexpected could ever hope for. My family has been there for me every step of the way. My friends are an incredible group of people, for whom I am thankful daily! The people at Yale Smilow Cancer Hospital were, and continue to be, amazing.

I could go on and on about this today, but I have some other things I wanted to share. My younger daughter, Annie, is 15 today! Happy Birthday, my love. We are riding out Hurricane Sandy in New York. No trips to the design showrooms today..

Instead, I thought I would post some pictures of pink decorating that I like. And.. As always, if you are in the Lakeville, Ct area, please stop by Nest at our new location, open Fridays and Saturday’s 10-5, 11 Brook Street, Lakeville, CT. We are going to be participating in some fun holiday trunk show/vendor airs in November and will keep you posted!

Thanks for reading, and if you are the “Sandy Area”, stay safe!


All photos via Pinterest




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I am, of the three partners in our business, by far the least able to control clutter. If it drives my two business partners crazy, they do not let on.

I love little decorative doodads and always think I could use another one, but then I frequently feel overwhelmed when I walk in the room (particularly my kitchen).

There is a fine line between cluttered/cozy and downright messy. I think the following get it just right.

What do you think?


Image via Pinterest

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October 26, 2012 · 2:50 pm

Puppy Love!

Meet the newest member of the Nest team, Lisa’s  adorablerescuer dog.  So docile, perfect doggy for our store! (My Westie, maybe not so much)

 Having a dog in the store made us all realize how much we like dogs in decorating.  We love foo dogs in particular, especially if you can find them in great colors.  Also love the way staffordshire or staffordshire style dogs look in an interior, either a very traditional English style interior, or mixed in with other styles.  

 We plan to be introducing some new doggy related items soon, so stay tuned! They’re going to be really good..

 Have a great day!

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Fabulous Rattan Chairs Before and After

Lisa found these fabulous vintage rattan chairs and transformed them to become Nest worthy. On a beautiful March day she sanded, scraped, and painted them a glorious coral color. Then she recovered the cushions in a brown and white Quadrille fabric. Come visit us at Nest and see them for yourself. You won’t be able to resist!!!





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Nest’s Grand Opening, December 2008

Next Friday, December 4th, is our 1st Anniversay or Nest. Before we crack open the champagne, here’s a look at our grand opening last year:

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