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Celebrating 10 Years!

My little business is turning TEN! That means 10 years doing what I love more than anything (besides my twin boys) in the whole world. I almost can’t believe it! Sure there have been tough times, but aren’t there always when you’re onto something good?

Today, I am grateful and happy. And I owe much of my joy and success to you.


As you may have noticed, to mark this milestone, I gave myself a little gift: a new brand! I will still be helping families fall back in love with their homes in the same great ways, but I will be doing so as me, Sara Eizen, instead of as Nest. This has been a long time coming and I’m very proud.

What do you think of my new look?

Make the Master Bedroom a Priority

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I recently worked with a client, a mother of four, who broke the mold for the way most busy families approach their homes. She wanted to design the master bedroom FIRST!

Not the family room. Not the kitchen or a bathroom—the rooms most commonly at the top of the list—but the master bedroom, the place where, at least in theory, she and her husband can escape, connect, and recharge for the next day. I loved it!

Whether you are ready for a full makeover or want to enhance your bedroom over time, here are some considerations and ideas to get you started.


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A to Z for Your Home: T is for Texture

Texture Tips: 5 Places to Make Your Home More Visually Interesting

While it’s natural to want to jump right into your room’s layout and color scheme, texture is a key component to setting the tone for the room, too. To clarify, by texture I mean the interplay of shape, pattern, and finish that creates dimension. It’s the subtle (or not so subtle) art of mixing and matching that makes a space dynamic and interesting.

There are many ways and places to play with texture. You can even create texture by blending styles, like vintage and modern, in one space.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

#1 – Focus on floors.

Tile is one of my favorite ways to add some pizazz in a small room, either from the tile material itself, from the pattern you create with the tile, or from the contrast you create with another surface in the room.


Photo Credit: Houzz

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