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Get some design inspiration from these Wilmington, NC, locals.

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GIVE BOLDLY: Cristine Nardi How one Charlottesville, VA, woman is making a big impact.

It Forward 18 Drink Nest Realty raises funds for local nonprofits.

SAVOR Love 6 Local Your insider’s guide to the stuff we dig.

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Editor’s Letter Welcome to the holiday entertaining issue. Ask a Nester Brokers of Nest Realty share their holiday entertaining preferences. PLACES

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Hosting Must-Haves Things to add to your “must–have” list if holiday hosting is your jam.

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Design Inspiration Three stylish establishments that offer design inspiration for your home.

SPACES Tour: Hale Navy 12 House This two–tone treatment of

Entertaining 24 Holiday Hosting tips and holiday recipes from the region’s top chefs.

cabinetry in Jackson, TN, is giving us major kitchen envy. Tour: Mid Mod 20 House A complete renovation of a mid-century modern home in Waynesboro, VA. Your Home 42 Ready Get your home ready for the holidays with festive decor. Appeal 46 Curb Copy the style of this colorful craftsman in Wilmington, NC.

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Trend Alert Textural bliss for the win.

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How To: Table Settings The proper way to set a table for any occasion.

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Bang For Your Buck How far will your dollar stretch in today’s housing market?

Winter Florals Follow our simple steps to create your own floral centerpieces this season.


FALL / WINTER 2018 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

The lazy days of summer will soon be a distant memory, and the hustle and bustle of the holidays will take their place. Hosting cocktail parties and family dinners may come naturally for some, while others struggle to find the perfect recipe, or to know where each fork is actually supposed to go(!). To take some of the guesswork out of it for you, we’ve assembled a simple guide for holiday entertaining―from floral centerpieces to proper table settings, decor to drinks―and of course, the food. We’ve gathered beloved recipes from the top chefs in our region, including restaurant staples and family favorites. Some are a bit more complex than others, but fear not. As the illustrious Julia Child once said, “Learn how to cook―try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun!” We hope that you’ll tackle these recipes with gusto, and let your inner host sparkle. If hosting is your cup of tea, we’ve created a must-have list for your next home, along with stunning design inspiration for your kitchen in both of our House Tours (pages 12 and 20). You’ll also find 15 tips to get your home (and your guest room!) ready for the winter season (page 42). As always, we’ve highlighted local businesses that we love, and we introduce you to our new Give Boldly column (page 16), where we focus on individuals in our Nest communities who are bettering their towns through philanthropic endeavors. OUR NEST REALT Y LOCATIONS We hope these pages serve as a VIRGINIA reminder to take time for yourself 1 Fredericksburg 1 this season, to enjoy the things 2 Shenandoah Valley 2 3 that truly matter. Give boldly to 3 Charlottesville 4 yourself, your friends and family, and 4 Richmond 5 5 New River Valley to your community. NORTH CAROLINA 6 The Triangle 7 Lake Norman 8 Asheville 9 Wilmington

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TENNESSEE 10 Jackson GEORGIA 11 Atlanta Our hearts go out to our friends in Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding areas as they recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence. To donate to United Way Cape Fear Area, visit uwcfa.org

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JASMINE LISTOU BIBLE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU ! /NestRealty

@NestRealty

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WALLPAPER Risky Business 2 Prismatic Removable Wallpaper, wayfair.com

Welcome to the holiday entertaining issue!


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PUBLISHER Jonathan Kauffmann EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jasmine Bible MANAGING EDITOR Sara Belkowitz DESIGN DIRECTOR Paigelee Chancellor CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Taylor Von Herbulis CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS/ VIDEOGRAPHERS Aaron H. Bible, Tom Daly, Graeme Jenvey, Susan Kalergis

The Brokers of Nest Realty share their entertaining preferences:

KEEP IT OPEN! 87% of Nesters prefer an open concept main floor, rather than having a separate dining room. MANAGING PARTNERS -GEORGIAAtlanta Jennifer Kjellgren -NORTH CAROLINAAsheville Angie Cullen Lake Norman Amy Fraser The Triangle Jordan Lee Wilmington Ryan Crecelius -TENNESSEEJackson Traci Carney Suzanne Dement -VIRGINIACharlottesville Keith Davis Jim Duncan Jonathan Kauffmann Fredericksburg Sarah Stelmok New River Valley Jeremy Hart Richmond Keith Davis Shenandoah Valley Jonathan Kauffmann Published Twice Annually in Charlottesville, Virginia 126 GARRETT STREET, SUITE D CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902 | 434.566.0121

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TREAT YOURSELF The most sought-after kitchen upgrade? A six-burner gas stove, with a double oven coming in a close second.

SEPARATE ENTRYWAY Over half of Nesters prefer a small space with some organization for greeting guests.

FILL THAT POT! 66% of Nesters would spend extra money to include a pot-filler in their kitchen.

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Our Nesters’ favorite hosting splurge? 65% go all out on centerpieces and table decor. Want to make your own? Page 33 gives you all the details on how to build the perfect centerpiece.

KITCHEN ISLAND 45% of Nesters eat at their kitchen island, compared to just 13% who use their formal dining room.

GIVE US BOTH! Most clients want a mudroom and a front entry coat closet. When pushed, most would prefer a mudroom over the closet.

CHEERS! Looking for the perfect host gift? 76% of Nesters say they always bring a nice bottle of wine for the host.

HOSTS WITH THE MOST Leading perfectly into this issue, most Nesters would prefer to host their own holiday party.

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LOCAL LOVE

1. WE LOVE SUPPORTING NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESSES AND GETTING TO KNOW THE AWESOME PEOPLE BEHIND THEM! HERE ARE SOME LOCAL TREASURES FROM AROUND OUR NEST REALTY LOCATIONS.


1. CHIC COOKIES

P H OTO C OU RT E SY OF H U B C IT Y LOV E

Lake Norman, North Carolina Who knew cookies could be SO stylish?! The custom creations that Colleen Fitzgerald makes in her Lake Norman, NC, kitchen are works of art. For the last five years, Colleen has been selling her Lake Norman Pops goodies both locally and nationally via her online etsy shop. Perfect for birthdays, showers, or even a Palm Springs-inspired pool party (pictured at left), these sweet treats have a healthy dose of Southern charm. etsy.com/shop/lknpopcookies

2. WHAT’S OLD IS…AMAZING Jackson, Tennessee Discarded wood and materials can become the showpiece of any home, they just need a little TLC. That’s where Trista Havner of Hub City Love in Jackson, TN, comes in. A little elbow grease and a touch of whimsy transform everyday items into one-of-a–kind treasures. Finished signs, t-shirts, and bags show that crafting can truly be a labor of love. hubcitylove.com

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Wilmington, North Carolina South End Surf Shop occupies a historic brick building on the south end of Wrightsville Beach, NC, and stocks gear for surfers, paddle boarders, skateboarders and folks just looking for a new pair of sunglasses or sandals. Yearround rentals and lessons means surfers of all levels can be up and catching waves. Have all the gear you need and ready to ride? Check out the shop’s website or social channels for the daily surf report. southendsurf.com

4. CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM Staunton, Virginia With three stores in Virginia, Latitudes Fair Trade creates relationships with artisans in developing countries to enrich the communities of all involved. The Staunton, VA, outpost stocks handmade treasures from all parts of the globe including jewelry, clothing, pottery, toys, and more. Shop for good this holiday season, and all year round. latitudesfairtrade.com/pages/staunton

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PH OTO C O U RTE SY O F L AT I T U D E S F A I R T R AD E

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Lake Norman, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

We’ve all been there. Your go-to workout t-shirt has seen better days and you need

Odyssey Clayworks is both a working pottery studio and ceramics school, situated within a 5,500-square-foot warehouse in the Asheville, NC, River Arts District. Classes for all levels and ages, along with therapy and recovery groups, build a special type of community. Instructors challenge you to stretch your skills, and your confidence will grow as your creativity takes shape.

an upgrade. Well Kept of Davidson, NC, has you covered. They stock stylish and high-performance workout gear, with an underlying focus on quality that can stand up to the most intense training regime. Whether you barre or burpee, with Well Kept you can sweat it out in style.

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7. LUXURIOUS LEATHER

8. SWEET TEA (SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED)

Charlottesville, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Creativity and determination had Daniel Foytik crafting toys from leather at an early age. He brought his craft more than 5,000 miles from his birthplace, a little town in Siberia, and now creates refined leather goods in his namesake store, Foytik, in Charlottesville, VA. Nest staff favorites include the personalized pet collars and passport covers.

A nationally recognized restaurant within the bustling Church Hill dining scene in Richmond, VA, The Roosevelt features James Beard Award nominated chef Lee Gregory and serves nouvelle American cuisine. Be sure to try the signature cocktail­—the seersucker that includes Maker’s Mark, sweet tea syrup, angostura, and a charred lemon cube. rooseveltrva.com

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Charlottesville, Virginia

Wilmington, North Carolina

If you’re not willing to cash-in your vacation days and credit card miles to travel to Texas for tacos, despair not. Texas-style tacos can be found just off the Downtown Mall at Brazos Tacos in Charlottesville, VA. Open at 7 a.m. most days, you can get your fix for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Just don’t miss out on the vegetarian menu—the “This is My Yam” is our jam.

Every glass at Waterman’s Brewing Company boasts Poseidon’s trident, a subtle tribute to the original waterman. With brews named “abundant sunshine” and “sun sparkle with tangerine,” it’s easy to see that this Wilmington, NC, brewery is strongly tethered to the seaside community. Owners encourage gatherings at their family friendly brewpub, and have even dubbed their event space the ‘Ohana Room. watermansbrewing.com

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11. VEGETARIANS REJOICE!

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13. LOOKING BACK TO MOVE FORWARD

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New River Valley, Virginia

Atlanta, Georgia

Healthy does not have to be boring. The menu at Legume Kitchen and Bar is as bright and refreshing as the yellow door that welcomes you inside this Fredericksburg, VA, restaurant. Chef Raymond Renault designed a playful menu, featuring dishes like the meatlessball sub and the marinated tempeh reuben. Organic, locally sourced ingredients serve as the base for all of the seafood and plant-based offerings.

Who says manicures are just for women? At Innovations Salon and Day Spa in Blacksburg, VA, manicures and pedicures are offered for men and children, also. Get the whole family looking snappy for upcoming holiday events. There’s the kid’s princess manicure and pedicure for your littles, and a sport manicure and sport basic pedicure for men.

More than a museum, the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta, GA, is an interactive experience. Exhibits draw parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and the current struggles for human rights worldwide. The museum hopes to spark conversation and inspire collective change. civilandhumanrights.org

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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Looking for a new perspective? Try travelling 20 stories in the air. Skyview Ferris Wheel is within the Centennial Park District of Atlanta, GA, and boasts panoramic views of downtown and the surrounding areas. Want to splurge? Upgrade to the VIP package and your climate-controlled gondola will have Ferrari-style seats and a glass floor. skyviewatlanta.com

Celebrating 10 years of winemaking in the Shenandoah Valley, Barren Ridge Vineyards is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Fishersville, VA. This dog-friendly vineyard allows you to bring a picnic and your fourlegged friends. The tasting room offers several Virginia varietals and sunset views. Check the events calendar for the next acoustic open mic night or Swedish Fire Festival! barrenridgevineyards.com

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17. TWINKLING LIGHTS

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Fredericksburg, Virginia

Triangle, North Carolina

New River Valley, Virginia

Part classic butcher shop, part farm-to-table restaurant, the Old Towne Butcher of Fredericksburg, VA, is the best of both worlds. Grab one of the chef’s daily specials for lunch and get inspired to cook something for dinner. On the way out, walk upstairs and purchase your fresh local ingredients and meats. Ask the butcher about a cut you’ve never tried before, they’d be happy to give you a recommendation.

If Clark W. Griswold lived in Raleigh, NC, he’d be a loyal customer of the Holiday Light Store. Locally owned by Lin and Cindy Honeycutt, the holiday light displays are each created by hand in their on-site workshop. New arrivals include an animated LED snowy log cabin. Though you can purchase online, a visit in–person allows you to see the lit creations in the low lighting of the store’s display room. theholidaylightstore.com

A classic ice cream store at heart, Sugar Magnolia in Blacksburg, VA, has all your frozen favorites. Handdipped cones, milkshakes, classic and creative flavors (hello, strawberry cheesecake!)…all made from milk by Virginia-based Homestead Creamery. Order a cone and peruse the rest of the shop that features chocolates, gifts, and witty cards on its shelves. instagram.com/sugarmagnoliaburg

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Triangle, North Carolina

If you know your Ruby Salts from your Big Islands, you’ll want to head down to Pearl Raw Bar in Richmond, VA’s Fan District on Monday nights for Oyster Night. Specials include oyster stew, buffalo-fried oysters, and of course a dozen of the finest raw oysters the Chesapeake Bay has to offer. When the weather is nice, Pearl opens the garage doors of its back patio for an al fresco dining experience.

Inspired by the classic bodega or corner grocery, the Bulldega Urban Market is a welcoming resource for downtown Durham, NC. You can pop in for laundry detergent and leave with your bag also filled with locally sourced produce and humanely raised meat. The best part? Bulldega strives to be approachable and affordable, meaning shoppers with a variety of budgets can confidently shop alongside one another.

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22. STEP UP TO THE BARRE

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Jackson, Tennessee

How does California-based brewery, Sierra Nevada, deliver fresh beer to raving fans east of the Mississippi? Open an outpost in Mills River, NC, of course. This is no satellite brewery, however, with more than 185 acres of production, tours, tastings, and even a restaurant. Home brewers and beer aficionados must check out the Beer Geek Tour!

Micro movements equal major results with Pure Barre. This ballet-inspired fitness craze depends on small, isometric movements. Instructors set classes to music and encourage minor corrections to ensure your workout is low impact, yet effective. Dedicated class-goers in Jackson, TN, are rewarded by being able to sign achievement bars at their 100th, 250th, and 500th classes! purebarre.com/tn-jackson

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HOUSE TOUR

HALE NAVY

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or Lexi Powell, design has been a lifelong passion. Originally from Montana, she grew up watching her mother Jennifer, who is also an interior designer, work with colors and fabrics. With an innate sense of color harmonies and composition, Powell moved to Hong Kong in 2003 to work for an international product development design house. In 2008, she branched out on her own to launch ALEXANDRA LAUREN INTERIOR DESIGN, focusing on residential and commercial interiors, eventually moving the business stateside to Jackson, TN, in 2014. “I was accustomed to working with tiny spaces where every inch mattered, so being back in the states with larger spaces has been a fun transition,” shares Powell. She possesses the fundamental spatial recognition to plan for proper flow, but now has more room for added design flare. For this Jackson, TN, home, that flare began with a paint color, Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. When meeting with the clients, a small but busy family, they wanted a kitchen that functioned well for their active lifestyle, but also had warmth and character. When Powell presented the clients with several design options, they were immediately drawn to the rich blue hue with warm undertones, balanced with white and brass accents. “When you live in a home you love and you aren’t designing for resale, you don’t have to be afraid to play with color,” advises Powell.

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A hidden outlet makes it easy to use appliances on the expansive center island. #SOnesty

Go wild with feature lighting—the bigger and bolder, the better. It’s the jewelry of the room.

Once the color scheme and overall tone were set, Powell established the footprint of the kitchen. To combat busy mornings, Powell created a breakfast bar (pictured at left), complete with an outlet and enough counter space to hold everything she needs for a quick breakfast. “When you are finished, you can simply close the cabinets and hide the mess until you have time to clean up,” explains Powell. To

the right of the breakfast bar is an appliance cove, specially designed for the standing mixer in a matching blue hue. The center island has an oversized six-foot-long countertop that houses the gas range, a cookbook nook, and enough storage space below for larger pots, pans, and serving platters. Next, she chose the design elements. While the kitchen is flooded with natural light, ample recessed can lighting was added to the ceiling, along with under mount lighting for the cabinets and workstations, and Schoolhouse Electric brass pendants over the island. Touches of brass carry through to the Emtek hardware and Kohler faucet. The countertops are a true white marble with gray veining. For the backsplash, Powell used a white subway tile with a bevelled

edge. On the sink wall, the cabinetry was given a two-tone tuxedo effect with Hale Navy on the lowers, and Decorator White by Benjamin Moore on the uppers. Engineered hardwood floors in a deep walnut complete the look. What began with a paint swatch evolved into a stunning space that functions as the heart of the home for this Jackson family. Employ this tactic in your own home—find a single design element that speaks to you and go wild! N

TO CONNECT WITH ALEXANDRA LAUREN INTERIOR DESIGN, VISIT ALEXANDRALAUREN.COM

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THROUGH THE LENS OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR, WE BECOME CONNECTED TO THE LENS OF OUR OWN HUMANITY.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CENTER FOR NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE, VISIT THECNE.ORG

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GIVE BOLDLY Cristine Nardi

Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence Ten years ago Cristine Nardi took a leap of faith, leaving her law practice to become the Executive Director for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE). “A community is driven by nonprofits. They are vital to the health and vibrancy of our society,” explains Nardi. But nonprofits often struggle with their own professional development, as their focus is on a specific cause, leaving them with little or no resources to strengthen themselves internally as a business. This is where CNE steps in—through leadership training and development, guidance on governance, and financial and philanthropic advice—CNE is able to bolster nonprofits in Charlottesville, Warrenton, Staunton, and Petersburg, VA, so they can do their best work. “With a local finger on the pulse of the greater Charlottesville area, CNE is able to tailor their offerings to exactly what the community needs, and leverage local resources to benefit each nonprofit,” explains Nardi. She became a member of CNE when it opened in October of 2006, then accepted the position as Executive Director. “I wanted to use my legal and professional skills to really focus on providing technical assistance, resources, and mentoring to the community.” A Shenandoah Valley native, Nardi grew up with parents who possessed a communityminded ethos—understanding the importance of volunteering and giving back. After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, she volunteered with the Peace Corps in Botswana, Africa. “The way in which families were committed to each other, and their complete and

utter acceptance for other community members, it left me with a lasting impression,” shares Nardi. After earning a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she served as a clerk on the D.C. Court of Appeals, and worked for a national women’s reproductive health organization in D.C. When Nardi and her husband decided to start a family, they returned to the Charlottesville area. “We knew we wanted to be a part of a tightknit community, with a space for our children to live, and play, and grow up to be themselves,” she said. She returned to practicing law with a focus on public interest, performing general counsel work for small businesses and nonprofits. Now, a decade later, Nardi knows her decision to give up practicing law was the right choice. “It has allowed me to continue to support the nonprofit sector, as I was doing in my law practice. It’s been a perfect fit—an amazing ride.” Nardi is currently concentrating on CNE’s Justice and Equity program, focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion, stating, “The nonprofit sector inhabits a unique position. We serve and are responsible for the well-being of the community. We aim to not only balance the diversity in leadership, but also to address the root causes because it makes us better community stewards.” So, what can we do? Nardi offers, “If you’re interested in getting involved, don’t simply think about it—take action. You can give financially, consider joining a board of directors or volunteer at a nonprofit, and uphold your civic duties by voting. You can be one agent in strengthening your own community.” N NEST MAGAZINE | FALL/WINTER 2018

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DRINK IT FORWARD Here at Nest Realty, we are passionate about giving back to our local community. Lately, we’ve been hosting “Drink it Forward” happy hour fundraisers to benefit local nonprofits. Be on the lookout for the next fundraiser in your area! #giveBOLDLY

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Nest has partnered with 11 different businesses—from mortgage companies to local restaurants.

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Our contributions have helped 10 local nonprofits throughout the region.

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In just four months, we’ve raised $5,249 for local nonprofits.

To learn more about how you can give back, head to our blog: NestRealty.com/blog/giveboldly

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TEXTURED NEUTRALS

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01 Lana Woven CHAIR, $199, urbanoutfitters.com 02 Paper Mache Geo Panel WALL ART, Panel III, $199, westelm.com 03 Honeycomb Modern Dome Pendant LIGHT FIXTURE, $400, shadesoflight.com 04 Brie Channel HEADBOARD, 68” in Twill Off-White, Queen, $899, ballarddesigns.com 05 Textured Indira PILLOW, $54, anthropologie.com 06 Malmo Mid-Century Modern DRESSER with 3 Drawers, $499, houzz.com 07 Cream Moroccan Wedding Shag Tufted AREA RUG, by Project 62™, $539, target.com


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hen Jenny Mitchell and her husband Matt purchased this classic mid-century modern home in Waynesboro, VA, it was like walking into a time capsule. “Everything had a pink undertone...think Calamine lotion,” laughs Mitchell. Purchased from the original owner, the home had been lovingly cared for, but was in desperate need of a refresh. Mitchell has always been drawn to mid-century modern style, having been an antique dealer with a mid-century focus for 15 years, before becoming an agent with Nest Realty. “We wanted to preserve the original feel, but in a fresh and modern way,” explains Mitchell. In the kitchen, the footprint remained the same, but every element has been changed. They enlisted the help of a Lowe’s kitchen expert, who came to the house for spatial planning and recommendations.

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Painting the wood trim really transformed the entire look...there is no rule that you can’t paint wood! #SOnesty

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Together they chose quartz countertops, clean-lined cabinetry in a soft gray, Bosch appliances, and a white hexagon backsplash. The matte black faucet and cabinetry hardware lend a sophisticated and modern edge. “When you’re attempting a low-cost makeover with high-impact, changing the paint color and swapping out the hardware are my recommended go-tos,” shares Mitchell. The walls of the entire first floor have been coated in Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore, including the window and door trim. Mitchell adds, “Painting the wood trim really transformed the entire look. Some people are scared to paint wood, but there is no rule that you can’t paint wood. It’s had its day!” The fireplace, which is a main focal point, has been transformed with Benjamin Moore’s Willow Creek. The stone is Tennessee sandstone, which has a decidedly pink undertone, and would have stood out in juxtaposition with the fresh white and gray colors. Perhaps the most striking feature of the home is the wood ceilings. Originally between the beams was flat paneling that felt wimpy next to the robust wood beams. The Mitchells installed tongue-andgroove wood decking between the beams, leaving it a natural wood tone, knowing it would bring a certain “wow” factor to the space. For furnishings, the living room features a mixture of vintage elements, like the teal and gray wool couch from the Green Valley Auction house, alongside modern pieces from IKEA and the Project 62 line by Target. The remainder of the home has been renovated as well, repurposing materials where possible, while retaining a distinct mid-mod vibe. Our favorite element in the entire house is the row of Schoolhouse Electric light fixtures that span from the breakfast nook through the kitchen. The bold visual statement feels both unique and functional, as the wood ceilings don’t exactly allow for traditional overhead lighting. Take this as a cue in your home—is there a fun way to create a special moment in your house? An unexpected way that form can meet function? If mid-century modern style makes your heart melt as much as ours, harness the angular lines and minimalistic approach, and see where it takes you! N

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HOLIDAY

ENTERTAINING TEXT B Y J ASMINE B IB L E P H OTO G RA P H Y BY TO M D ALY P H OTO GR A P H Y

SPECIAL THANKS TO SOUTHERN DEVELOPMENT HOMES, FESTIVE FARE EVENT RENTALS, AND ROXIE DAISY

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HOSTING WITH STYLE The holidays are the perfect time for gathering with friends and family and reflecting on the things that matter most. Take the stress out of entertaining with our simple tips for holiday hosting. From floral centerpieces to minty cocktails, we’ve got you covered. Our friends at SOUTHERN DEVELOPMENT HOMES graciously opened up their model home, where we hosted our dream soirée. Follow along to gather tips for your next holiday gathering.

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Decor For our tablescape, we chose to use mixed metals—warm rose gold for the chargers and flatware, bright gold details on the dishes, and antiqued silver on the napkin rings. Don’t be afraid to mix the place settings—our dinner plates, bread plates, and soup bowls were all from different dish sets, with the color scheme tying them together. If that sounds risky, just remember this simple rule to keep your table from feeling cluttered: choose one small-scale pattern, one large-scale pattern, and one solid color plate. Soft gray linen napkins and the table runner act as neutrals set against the warm wood farmhouse table. Rather than splurging on an entirely new set of dinnerware and decor, consider renting items from your local event rental store. We headed to FESTIVE FARE RENTALS in Charlottesville, VA, who provided us with the dishes, flatware, wine glasses, and linens. You’d be surprised at the wide assortment of designs and styles. This rental option allows you to mix and match according to the number of people you’re hosting and the specific dishes you’re serving. And the best part? You can skip the dishwashing— they do it for you! Head to our blog for a list of local event rental options in your area: NestRealty.com/blog/event-rentals. Then head to a local boutique, like ROXIE DAISY in Charlottesville, VA, to add a special item or two to your table, like fun glass-orb salt and pepper shakers. If you add just one quality item a year, you’ll wind up with a lovely collection without overspending.

DIY Table!

Food Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, a Hanukkah feast, or a New Year’s Day brunch, keep things fresh with a new recipe this year. We’ve sourced recipes from acclaimed chefs in our region...from top-rated menu items to family favorites, these dishes are sure to be crowd pleasers.

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How much do you love this farmhouse table? Head to the blog for step-by-step instructions on how to build your own: NestRealty.com/blog/diytable


Silk Handkerchief Pasta with Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Porcini Cream, Tomato Marmalade and Cojita Cheese

PREPARE DOUGH: In a food processor, combine flour and salt, pulse to combine. In small bowl, whisk egg yolks until blended, then with the food processor running, drizzle the yolks into the flour mixture. Drizzle in milk and 2 tsp olive oil. Let machine run until a smooth dough forms. Turn the dough out

CHEF: Zachary Meloy

onto a sheet of parchment paper, form into a

RESTAURANT: BETTER HALF,

ball and knead a few times. Form a ball, then

Atlanta, GA betterhalfatl.com 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling 1

tsp kosher salt, plus more for seasoning sauce

6

egg yolks

3

TBS whole milk

4

TBS plus 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

¼

cup dry Polenta, for dusting baking sheet

2

pounds mixed mushrooms, cleaned and cut or torn into similar size pieces

3

cups heavy cream

4

large cloves garlic, grated

4

TBS porcini mushroom powder

8

TBS Tomato Marmalade (see recipe)

4

TBS cojita cheese

16

snap pea shoots

TOMATO MARMALADE:

wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Allow to rest at least an hour. ROLL OUT PASTA: Set rollers on pasta machine to widest setting. Divide dough in half. Rewrap one half and set aside. Working with first half of dough, run it twice through the rollers at the widest setting, keeping it flat. If dough begins to stick, dust rollers very lightly with flour. Reset rollers one width narrower, pass dough through twice. Repeat, continuing to narrow roller setting until you reach second to last setting. Cut the length of dough in half, if needed for easier handling. Once dough is rolled, lay it flat on work surface and cut into 6” pieces. Lay pieces on baking sheet, dusted with polenta. Dust polenta between layers to keep pasta from sticking. Repeat with second half of dough. COOK PASTA AND MUSHROOM SAUCE: Bring large pot of water to boil. On second burner, heat very large skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add remaining 4 TBS olive oil and heat until just smoking. Add mushrooms, saute until they begin to color around the

1

pound tomatoes, very finely chopped

edges. Add cream, garlic, and porcini powder.

cup granulated sugar

until mixture is reduced by half, approx. 20

cup unseasoned rice vinegar

minutes. When sauce is almost done reducing,

¼

cup corn syrup

drop sheets of pasta into boiling water one

Salt, to taste

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer

by one, stirring to be sure they don’t stick together. Cook pasta 1-2 minutes. Remove

PREPARATION:

from water and add directly to sauce. Toss to

TOMATO MARMALADE: In medium saucepan

combine.

combine all marmalade ingredients. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to

PLATE: Divide pasta and mushroom sauce

simmer. Cook until liquid is reduced and syrupy,

between four serving plates, top with 1 TBS

approx. 2 hours. Watch carefully towards the

tomato marmalade, cojita cheese, and pea

end of cooking, as mixture could begin to burn

shoots. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

at this point. Remove from heat, allow to cool and season to taste with salt. Set aside.

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yum!

Biscuits with Seared Ham and Red Eye Gravy CHEF: Katy and Joe Kindred RESTAURANT: KINDRED, Lake Norman, NC kindreddavidson.com RED EYE GRAVY:

BUTTERMILK BISCUITS:

1

5

cups high-quality all purpose flour

1

TBS plus 2 tsp high-quality fresh baking powder

1

TBS kosher salt

1

cup unsalted butter, cold

TBS unsalted butter

1

tsp flour

½

tsp fresh sage, chopped

½

tsp fresh thyme, chopped

¾

cup coffee

1

cup heavy cream

1

tsp sugar

1

tsp salt

1 ½ cup whole fat buttermilk, cold 3

TBS butter, melted

PREPARATION: RED EYE GRAVY: In small skillet, melt butter, add sage and thyme, toasting herbs for 45 seconds. Add flour to butter mixture, whisk until smooth, cook for an additional 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in cream, coffee, salt, and sugar. Let cook until reduced by half, whisking periodically. Remove from heat. BUTTERMILK BISCUITS: Preheat oven to 500°F. Sift flour and baking powder into large bowl. Sprinkle kosher salt into flour mixture. Cube 1 cup cold butter into 1” cubes. Add butter cubes to flour mixture by squeezing the cubes and massaging them into the dough, until the cubes become flat leaves of butter. Place flour mixture into fridge for 5 minutes. Remove from fridge, make a well in the center and add cold buttermilk. Using a rubber spatula, turn the bowl, mixing the dry ingredients from the outside of the bowl into the well in the center. Dough will look dry and crumbly. Pour dough onto floured surface, scraping down edges of the bowl to get every bit. Using your hands, form a flat oval with dough, and begin to fold over onto itself down the middle. Gently fold it over 10 times until a solid mass has formed. Roll dough to 1.5” to 2” thick. Use biscuit cutter to cut circles out of the dough, do not twist the cutter—cut straight down. Cut as many biscuit as possible and place on an ungreased baking sheet close together (almost touching). Melt 3 TBS of butter, set aside. Bake for 6 minutes, then rotate 180 degrees. Bake for additional 3 minutes, then remove, brush on melted butter on top, and place back in oven until golden brown (approx. 15 minutes total). Serve immediately. FINISH: Slice spiral ham into thick slices and sear in a buttered non-stick pan until golden brown. Split biscuits and top with seared ham, finish with gravy on top.

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Our biscuits and gravy are a Christmas morning tradition for our family. We hope it becomes one for you, too! -Katy and Joe Kindred

Thanksgiving Turkey

rotating occasionally for even browning

PREPARATION:

until proper cook temp is achieved. Turkey

Clean and devein shrimp. Reserve shells

will cook much faster with this spatchcocked

and heads.

method, so begin checking temp frequently

TOPPING: In 3-4 quart saucepan, melt butter

after 1 hour.

DIFFICULTY:

Asheville, NC heirloomhg.com/nightbell TURKEY: Spatchcock* the turkey. DRY BRINE: 3

cups kosher salt

3

cups brown sugar

1

orange peel

12

sprigs thyme

12

sprigs rosemary

4

TBS fennel seeds

PREPARATION: Two days ahead of serving, combine dry brine ingredients, ripping apart the thyme and rosemary sprigs when adding to release aromatics. Let sit covered with plastic wrap

Baked Masonboro Oysters with Roasted Shrimp and Palm Oil CHEF: Dean Neff RESTAURANT: PINPOINT

spoon and set aside. In pan, add flour and cook over low heat for 3 minutes, stirring until completely combined. Cautiously add cream, milk, and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle simmer. Stir well to remove any lumps of flour. Return shrimp to pan. Add the fresh thyme and oregano, season with salt to taste. saucepot, heat canola oil to 325°F. Add reserved shrimp shells and heads, fry until golden and crispy. Remove, pat dry on clean towel. In a food processor, add the crispy shrimp shells and heads and palm oil. Process until mixture is smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.

RESTAURANT, Wilmington, NC

OYSTERS: Shuck the oysters, making sure

pinpointrestaurant.com

that they are free from shells. Flip the oysters

1

pound of NC shrimp, cleaned and deveined (heads and shells reserved)

2

TBS butter

½

cup yellow onion, finely minced

2

cloves garlic, thinly shaved

½

tsp chili flakes

½

tsp smoked paprika

2

TBS all purpose flour

2

TBS cream cup whole milk

2

TBS lemon juice

a sheet pan and rub brine mixture evenly

1

tsp fresh thyme, minced

all over bird—on top, and underneath. Wrap

1

tsp fresh oregano, chopped

with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator

1

cup canola oil

overnight up to 24 hours. Day of, remove

3

TBS palm oil (sustainably sourced)

water. Pat turkey dry thoroughly with paper

24

Masonboro oysters

towels and place on sheet pan. Preheat oven

Panko bread crumbs

to 450°F. Place turkey in oven and roast,

Lemon wedges

day ahead, place spatchcocked* turkey on

until shrimp are cooked and garlic is just

ROASTED SHRIMP PALM OIL: In 3-4 quart

½

at room temperature to meld flavors. One

garlic, chili flakes, and smoked paprika. Sauté about to brown. Remove shrimp with slotted

EXTRA CREDIT: When spatchcocking turkey, trim the excess fat and skin around the neck and back, cut into small pieces and render in a saucepan with a little water ahead of time. Baste turkey every 20 minutes with the rendered turkey fat. You will end up with evenly browned and crispier turkey skin.

CHEF: Katie Button RESTAURANT: NIGHT BELL,

over low heat. Add shrimp, minced onions,

turkey and wash off the brine with warm

in the shell while detaching the adductor muscle. Top each oyster with 2 tsp of the shrimp topping, a small sprinkle of panko bread crumbs, and a pea-sized ball of the palm oil-shrimp shell mixture. Bake the topped oysters at 375°F until the oyster is hot throughout and the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Serve with fresh lemon squeezed on top of each oyster.

DIFFICULTY:

*

Spatchcock

spatch • cock /‘spaCH,käk/ noun

1. a chicken or game bird split opened and cooked. The process of removing the backbone and breaking the breastbone allows you to lay the bird flat on a sheet pan, greatly reducing the cooking time. For full instructions, head to NestRealty.com/blog/holidayentertaining.

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Basic Tea Scones CHEF: Shaena Muldoon

hard ingredients like white chocolate chips and candied ginger. Gently mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients to form your dough. With floured hands, pat dough to a ¾” thickness

RESTAURANT: PALISADES,

onto a floured board. Use biscuit cutter or your

Eggleston, VA

preferred cookie cutter. Dipping the cutter into

thepalisadesrestaurant.com 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ⅔

cup sugar

1 ½ tsp baking powder ½

tsp baking soda

¼

tsp salt

6

TBS unsalted sweet butter, cold

½

cup buttermilk

2

large eggs, separated

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract 1

TBS milk

PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut butter into the flour mixture, until pea size crumbs are formed, set aside. In a different bowl, whisk together buttermilk, 1 egg, vanilla extract (and whatever fruits/spices, listed at right, that you want to add). To the flour mixture, fold in

flour each time helps prevent stickiness. Make egg wash by whisking one egg and 1 TBS milk. Lightly brush top of the scones with egg wash. Bake 12 to 18 minutes until lightly golden brown. Baking time will vary according to the size of your scone. Yields: 12 full size scones or 24 small size scones.

MIX-INS/TOPPINGS: STRAWBERRIES & CREAM: 1 cup of diced strawberries or peaches or raspberries ½ cup of white chocolate chips ORANGE SPICE: 1 tsp orange extract 1¼ tsp of cardamom ½ cup of chocolate chips

LEMON GINGER: 1 cup ginger puree 1 tsp lemon extract ¼ cup diced candied ginger CINNAMON: 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp nutmeg ½ cup cinnamon morsels

DIFFICULTY:

Vegan Cafe Yogurt Parfait CHEF: Christian Zammas RESTAURANT: KATORA, Fredericksburg, VA

#sonesty

katoracoffee.com 1

cup almond or coconut yogurt

1

banana (organic)

1

TBS coffee (cold)

¼

cup strawberries (organic)

½

cup coconut chia granola

1

tsp agave nectar

1

tsp pumpkin seeds

PREPARATION: In chilled mug or parfait glass, place half of yogurt in bottom. Stir cold coffee into yogurt. Carefully layer granola on top. Place sliced strawberries and bananas on top of granola. Layer remaining yogurt on top, add pumpkin seeds. Drizzle agave nectar on top for extra sweetness.

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Beverages Choose one signature cocktail for your occasion and make it in batches. This keeps you from playing bartender all night. Serve this alongside an assortment of local wines and some fun non-alcoholic options. We love this minty hot cocoa recipe from C’ville favorite, Tavola.

Holiday Branca Menta and Clove Hot Chocolate CHEF: Rebecca Edwards, Assistant Bar Manager RESTAURANT: TAVOLA RESTAURANT, Charlottesville, VA tavolavino.com 1

cup water

3

cups whole milk

1

TBS of ground dried cloves

3

cups Branca Menta (a digestif amaro)

1

cup sugar

1

cup semisweet cocoa powder

whipped cream and peppermint sticks for garnish

PREPARATION: In a small pot on medium heat, bring water and cloves to a soft boil. Whisk in sugar until dissolved, then whisk in cocoa powder until smooth. Slowly whisk in milk until combined. Reduce heat to low, and whisk in Branca Menta. Ladle into mugs—garnish with whipped cream and a peppermint stick! DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

When making minty drinks a lot of people reach for peppermint liqueurs, but I think using Branca Menta results in a more rich and complex flavor. Not to mention, you’ll impress your guests with your knowledge of amaro! -Rebecca Edwards

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HOSTING M U ST- H A V E S

If hosting dinner parties and holiday events makes your heart happy, here are some things you may consider when purchasing your next home. BUTLER’S PANTRY Every hosts’ dream...a space to store larger serving platters and glassware, prep food, and even keep dishes warm...all while keeping the mess hidden away from guests.

KITCHEN UPGRADES Decide which upgrades are worth the splurge. Dual ovens, a pot-filler, and sixburner gas stove will make cooking large meals easier. For aesthetics, “panel-ready” or “integrated” refrigerators are all the rage. High-end brands like Sub-Zero and KitchenAid are now offering counter-depth refrigerators that are compatible with cabinet fronts, allowing your refrigerator to blend seamlessly into your cabinetry. Head to the blog for a full breakdown of the difference between panel-ready, integrated, and built-in refrigerators: NestRealty.com/blog/refrigerators

ENTRYWAY If you plan on having visitors regularly, add a proper entryway to your “must-have” list—a warm space to welcome to your guests will immediately set them at ease. An adjacent coat closet or built-in storage is key.

FORMAL DINING ROOM While the trend in home building is veering toward open concept living, if you actually use a formal dining space regularly, keep it! Not having to look at a messy kitchen is a huge benefit. A closed off space also allows you to be a bit more daring with your design—bold wallpaper, anyone!?

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Winter Florals Create your own centerpieces this holiday season using simple florals from your local grocery store or flower shop. Follow our step-by-step guide below:

1. CHOOSE YOUR VESSEL Mimic the shape of your table—a rectangular container works well on a rectangular table, a round vase works well on a circular table.

2. BUILD A FOUNDATION Place a floral foam brick inside your container, cutting down to size as needed. Using floral tape, create a tic-tac-toe pattern across the top of your container. You will place the stems through the grid and into the foam, helping them stay put. Add 2” of water.

3. GREENS Starting at the bottom, place dark leafy greens in various hues. Magnolia leaves are our go-to green.

4. TEXTURE Use interesting filler flowers like hypericum, and deep burgundy blooms. Scatter them evenly throughout the arrangement.

5. STAR Choose one star flower—we love white hydrangeas for their volume and year-round availability. Place them in a balanced pattern. They should feel intentional, but not too perfect or precious. Remember to keep the blooms low enough to not obstruct conversations across the table!

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How To:

TABLE SETTING

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brunch

We hope for your sake, you never have to host an event this formal...if you do, may the force be with you!

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This is the most common set up and should work well for most holiday gatherings. Feel free to mix things up and have a little fun, like we did with the placement of our flatware to the left.

If you’re looking for a way to keep the kiddos out of the kitchen, let them create their own name tags before the meal. Depending on age, you can remove the knives and swap glasses for sippy cups.

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As a general rule, only set out what you will need—if you aren’t serving soup, no need for a soup bowl or soup spoon. Utensils are placed in the order of use, from the outside in. Forks to the left, knives and spoons to the right.

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DESIGN INSPIRATION Beauty abounds and surrounds us at every turn! We visit three spaces with three different styles—find what speaks to you, and replicate that design element in your home. TEXT BY J ASMI NE BI BLE PHOTOGRAP H Y B Y AARON H . B IB L E , S U S AN K AL E RGIS , C ARRIE T U RNE R

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BIMBERIBON BimBeriBon is named after Bimberi Peak in Australia, and bon, the French word for good. This hot new eatery in West Asheville, NC, is more than living up to the name. Co-owners Reza Setayesh and Mitch Orland want each patron to achieve the peak of feeling good. “We want you to live your best life, and we believe that starts with good food,” shares Reza. But don’t be fooled by the quinoa and vegetable brimming menu, this isn’t a bland and boring approach to food, “It’s flavor first, then health,” explains Reza. The duo wanted to bring that same freshness and life-energy to the restaurant itself. Live plants, natural light, and an airy atmosphere create a sense of energy. Varying hues of green in the furnishings, balanced by touches of natural wood, pop against the predominantly white space. Copy this look to create your own energetic kitchen or breakfast nook. BIMBERIBON.COM

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SPACES | PLACES | PORTRAITS | SAVOR | DISCOVER

6 BEARS AND A GOAT BREWERY Designed by the genius team at Spaces Design Studio, the recently opened 6 Bears and a Goat Brewery in Fredericksburg, VA, has a distinct nautical vibe. Which makes sense, given that the seven founders are U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy retirees—the name of the brewery itself comes from the mascots of the military branches. Shades of blue and white are grounded by wood elements. Weathered wood floors are placed in a herringbone pattern, barstools are variations of oak and walnut, and the custom tables are made by Fraser Wood Elements, a Fredericksburg favorite. The stand-out features are the light fixtures—white orbs appear to be suspended by fishing nets. Repetition of the lights throughout the space is impactful and interesting. Try this tactic in your own home, suspending a series of pendants in an entryway or dining room. When you’re not gazing at the decor, take a moment to gaze at the beautiful brews and seafood-filled menu. 6BGBREWINGCO.COM 38

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THREVE MERCANTILE We’re swooning over the neutral color palette employed at Threve Mercantile in Wilmington, NC. The refined and restricted use of natural colors and textures creates a calming atmosphere that you’ll want to replicate in your own home. Under the glowing light of chandeliers and the warmth of exposed brick, shop owners Lisa and Justin Hauenstein have lovingly created this treasure of a store—offering furniture, home decor, bath and beauty products, candles, and even items for the littles. With an incredible eye for design, Lisa has carefully curated each element. Natural fibers, wicker, leather, and raw wood play starring roles in the furnishings. Ceramic, glass, and marble can be found amongst the kitchen objects. Top notes of pear and bergamot with a hint of jasmine float above the array of natural candles. Whether you’re looking for a housewarming gift, new pillows for your bed, or are ready to throw out everything you own and follow Threve’s signature style, you can pop into the storefront or browse the online store. THREVEMERCANTILE.COM

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READY YOUR HOME Get your home ready for the holidays! When the cooler weather arrives, warm your home with cozy textures and festive decor. Whether your style is extravagant or minimal, here are 15 ideas to get you into the holiday spirit!

Get cuddly! Cable Knit with Faux Fur Pillow Cover, $69, potterybarn.com Ruched Faux Fur Throw, $149, potterybarn.com

Get cozy!

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Get crafty!

Merino Wool Camp Socks -

Involve your kiddos in the fun.

Mid Weight, $14,

Help them make paper snowakes

mountainstandard.com

to adhere to the inside of windows.

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Get cheeky! Hot N’ Fresh Out The Kitchen Tea Towel, $12, moonlightmakers.com

Get comfy!

Get spicy!

Up your cozy factor with down bedding. We love this Signature

Keep your home smelling festive

Light Down Comforter, filled

with homemade potpourri using

with Allied Down, a sustainable,

dried oranges and lemons, cloves,

ethically sourced down provider.

cinnamon sticks, and star anise.

Signature Light Down Comforter, $199, eddiebauer.com

Get decadent! Set up a cocoa bar with all the fixins’...mini marshmallows, peppermint sticks, freshly shaved cinnamon.

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Get creative! Make one-of-a-kind packages with simple basics like brown paper, twine, pine cones, and evergreen sprigs.

Get big! Use an oversized 3-foot round wreath as a signature statement above your mantle.

Get rugged! Use burlap for added textural interest—place it as the base for mantle decor, as a table runner, or as a cute way to present your silverware.

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Get natural! Bring the outdoors in with natural elements like pine cones and fir branches.


READY YOUR GUEST ROOM Create a space your guests will want to visit!

Don’t forget Fido! Spoil your furry guests with a fluffy dog bed and treats in a sealed container so they stay fresh.

Treat their feet. Offer these slippers as a take-home gift, and confirm your standing as the best host ever! Wink Eye House Slippers, $15 etsy.com/shop/TheSleepyCottage

Sleep soundly. Allow your guests to escape the sleep-interupting light of a digital alarm clock. Charlie Gold Alarm Clock, $29, cb2.com

Bonus Ideas: • Fresh linen sheets • Extra pillows and blankets

• A tea tray: electric tea kettle, mugs,

• Freshly trimmed

and tea bags

greenery in a

• Light reading

simple vase • Handwritten welcome note

material...like THIS magazine (wink, wink!)


SPACES | PLACES | PORTRAITS | SAVOR | DISCOVER

CURB APPEAL

COLORFUL CRAFTSMAN Wilmington, NC

Copy this look to enhance your curb appeal!

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C O L O R PA L E T T E This home is all about color. The deep saturated eggplant used on the house is tempered by the bright white trim and picket fence. The lively green front door adds the perfect modern punch. House: EGGPLANT (BM #1379) Benjamin Moore Front Door: MARGARITA (BM #2026-20) Benjamin Moore Window Trim & Fence: CHANTILLY LACE (BM #2121-70)

F RO N T D O O R

Benjamin Moore

We love a bright front door! This

Porch: BLUE NOVA (BM #825) Benjamin Moore

classic craftsman door feels fresh and modern when painted a vibrant chartreuse hue. The 6-lite window allows for natural light while still providing some privacy. Jeld-Wen 6-Lite Craftsman Steel Door, $504, homedepot.com

PAT I O F U R N I T U R E A porch this cute must be enjoyed! Comfortable and streamlined, this smaller

HOUSE NUMBERS

scale couch with matching chairs and table

These polished brass house numbers rest perfectly

are ideal for a small space like this. If you don’t

below the windows on the front door. Baldwin

have room for the full set on your front porch,

90679 House Numbers in Polished Brass,

place the matching chairs on your back patio

$11/number, baldwinbrasshardware.com

for some whole-house cohesion. Knoxville Taupe 4pc Seating Set in Tikka Orange, $1,599, rstbrands.com

WHITE PICKET FENCE Nothing says “charm” like a white picket fence. Painted bright white, this wood picket fence with Gothic detailing at the top of the pickets adds character and a bit of visual separation from neighboring houses. 3 ½’ x 6’ Western Red Cedar French Gothic Fence Panel Kit, $67/section, homedepot.com

F L OW E R P O T S Orange: This round cutie sits perfectly atop the brick column, and ties in the orange color from the couch. Fegley Retro Chic Concrete 2-Piece Pot Planter Set in Coral, $28, wayfair.com Green: We love the thatched texture on these bright green flower pots, set as a pair flanking the front door. Vondom Vases, Planter in Pistachio, $196, yliving.com

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courtcfarrell please, come in. make yourself at home. // #SOnesty @jennifermorganphoto

festivefarerentals One of our lovely new China patterns! #SOnesty

rps_cville THEY’RE HERE! @riepaperco @corkcicle #SOnesty

#SOnesty

We love seeing your Nesty spaces! Be sure to use the hashtag #SOnesty for your chance to be featured in an upcoming issue!

vegabondcreativedesignstudio I think I need a little staycation! #SOnesty

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liz_jenvey Finally my living room makes perfect sense #article #seven #besthusband #SOnesty

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We look at current Nest Realty listings from around the region to see how home prices compare. Contact your Nest Broker or peruse NestRealty.com for more listings.

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$139,500 3 BEDS + 1 BATH

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Milton, NC MLS #2181796

Radford, VA MLS #402345

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COMPARE LISTINGS FROM $300K - $499K

$340,000 2 BEDS + 2 BATHS

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NEST MAGAZINE | FALL/WINTER 2018

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NEST Magazine - Fall/Winter 2018  

Welcome to the "holiday entertaining" issue of NEST Magazine, a publication dedicated to the spaces and places we love.

NEST Magazine - Fall/Winter 2018  

Welcome to the "holiday entertaining" issue of NEST Magazine, a publication dedicated to the spaces and places we love.

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