February 22, 2017

The transitional tablescape

Late Winter / early spring inspired dining decor
{whites, pewter & peat moss}

The transition from the holiday season to the Spring is one I look forward to every year. For me, it is a time of tranquility and reflection. A time to put away all of the "clutter" (mentally and physically) that can accompany the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and focus on the peace and clarity that comes with those late winter months.   

February 5, 2017

Interior 'Board & Batten' Design

This design element is not just for barns and stables

Texture is often the forgotten element of design. Most homes (including mine) consist of painted sheetrock walls and white ceilings. We can thank modern-day designers and builders (like Chip & Joanna Gaines) for bringing back shiplap walls and other textures that you would've found standard in old, historic homes. The craze for custom interior looks has further been fueled by the DIY community on websites such as Pinterest, Houzz, Hometalk, etc. - sharing their tips on simple 'do-it-yourself' projects that have great impact! This is so true of board & batten --- an easy and impactful way to customize any room in your room.

December 31, 2016

$750 DIY Mudroom Makeover

Creating a serene space that feels clean and clutter-free

After three years of living in our newly-built home, I still have so many projects and ideas for making our space better. One idea that has been at the top of my list for some time now is our entryway/laundry/mudroom. 

November 26, 2016

Home for the Holidays 2016

My cozy and simple holiday decor

The days are short, dark and cold in the great Northeast, but our home is filled with lights, warmth and joy. Accents of red and white are in abundance and a woodland theme with Fraser Fir branches are found throughout our home. 

November 6, 2016

Autumn-Inspired Tablescape

A simple & elegant table setup for my favorite season of the year!

Fall is truly a magical time of year in upstate New York. I love to drive along the country roads of Washington County with no real destination, just soaking in the beautiful foliage and antiquing in my favorite little village of Greenwich. Apple picking, mums, pumpkins, cider and leaves of golden hues covering the ground...it's no wonder I use the word "magical" to describe how I feel about this time of year.

October 12, 2016

Meet 'Vera Lyn'...

...The newest family member at The Unique Nest

Life just got a little sweeter, and fluffier --- (is that a word?) at our home. On Saturday, October 8th we welcomed the addition of an F1b standard Goldendoodle named 'Vera Lyn'. Vera came into our home and our hearts rather abruptly and brought a little puppy magic to our household.

August 12, 2016

$50 DIY Outdoor Coffee Table (IKEA hack)

Creating a chic outdoor table from the IKEA 'Lack' series

Hey friends! I'm so excited to share this SUPER DUPER easy and CHEAP project with you! It requires little to no skill (perfect for me) and makes the most adorable outdoor/indoor coffee table.