How to Make Home Feel Like Home

How to Make Home Feel Like Home
By: Alicia Hall, Strategic Communications Intern, Nest with the Nelsons

The best home designs will support your mind and body. Creating an escape full of comfort, zest, and beauty can be achieved through intention. Consider your style along with personalized items that can be used for decor and comfort! The smallest details to textures, accents, and shapes of furniture can make all the difference in providing a look you desire! Elevating comfort through memorabilia can additionally transform your space into one more authentic and lived-in. After all, home can’t feel like home without your personal touch! With close consideration to things that make you feel most joyful, you can achieve an inviting home for your happiest days! Read along to find design guidance for your most favorite looks.

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Design Trends We're Crushing On in 2024

Trends We're Crushing on in 2024
By: Megan Nelson, Owner + Designer, Nest with the Nelsons

I’m just tickled pink to share this week’s blog with you today!

This week, we’re highlighting the top 2024 design trends from me and two of my design besties and gurus in the industry. We just had a chance to record a podcast to highlight the design trends we’re crushing on, and thought we’d bring it to you in the form of a blog, too!

Special shout outs to Kaitlyn Loos of Kaitlyn Loos Design in Ocala, FL, and Melissa Manning of the Heartland Reveal in York, NE, for making this blog a reality. Dig in, and enjoy the read!
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Read This Before Hiring A Designer

Read This Before Hiring a Designer
By: Megan Nelson, Owner + Designer, Nest with the Nelsons

I’m writing to you early this morning. I usually like to have my blogs ready to roll the night before, but we’re coming off of one of our busiest weeks in business yet, and I’m consuming all the coffee in sight to keep up.
Exciting news this week -- one of our projects in Rockbrook was asked to be on a home show this April. All hands are on deck to meet this quickly approaching deadline. I’ll be sure to share more on this front as the date approaches. I’d love to have you all join us for the in-person and virtual tour of this stunning remodeled home! In the meantime, let’s dive into three hot tips you need before hiring a designer. Enjoy the read!

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Winter Pastimes for Family and Friends

Winter Pastimes for Family + Friends
By: Alicia Hall, Strategic Communications Intern, Nest with the Nelsons

The winter season may feel endless with a cold draft by your windowsill and a biting breeze at your doorstep. With lower temperatures than ever, you may wonder what you can possibly do to make the most of this season’s greeting. A hot cup of tea may feel like a dream and you look towards an activity with loved ones that can feel as warm as your dreamy morning pick-me-up. Believe it or not, the best parts of winter are closer than you may imagine! With fun crafts, new recipes, and fresh snow waiting for new memories to be made, there is so much to make of this winter’s ceaseless chill. Bring warmth that touches the hearts of family and friends from the convenience of your own home to enjoyable activities outdoors. If you're looking for ideas to bring more sunshine to the season, this write is for you! 

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How to Design a Fireplace

10 How to Design a Fireplace
By: Megan Nelson, Designer + Founder, Nest with the Nelsons

With the exception of the last couple of days here in Nebraska, it has been bitterly cold. Not just a tiny bit cold, but freezing pipes, negative 40 degree windchill, icicles frozen in coach Andy Reid’s beard hair kinda COLD! If you didn’t catch that reference – we are Kansas City Chiefs fans, GO CHIEFS!!

With all of this blistering cold in mind, a fireplace sounds oh so cozy. But, there’s a lot to consider when thinking of refreshing that eyesore for many of us. Here’s a quick list of what to think through if you’re planning to refresh your fireplace as we continue to venture into the cold winter months.
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