__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

COURTESY OF NEST NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019 REALTY 1


2

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

COURTESY OF NEST REALTY


NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

3


18 TABLE OF CONTENTS

30

10 VISIT AN EATERY THAT’S AS STYLISH AS ITS PATRONS.


PHOTO COURTESY MICHAELA PALOVICK

SEE WHERE THIS DESIGN LEADS!

PORTRAITS

6 Spring/Summer 2019 IN EVERY ISSUE Letter 4 Editor’s Welcome to the

share their favorite ways to stay organized.

PLACES Inspiration 39 Design Three stylish eateries that serve up design inspiration for your home. Appeal 46 Curb Copy the style of this mid-century modern gem in Davidson, NC.

10

Tour: Global Chic 6 House An Atlanta, GA, interior designer seamlessly blends finds from around the globe. Styling 20 Bookshelf Take your bookshelves from bland to brilliant with simple styling tips.

26

House Tour: New Traditional Stylish storage abounds at this Richmond, VA, home.

Organization with 30 Kitchen Simply Spaced Organize your kitchen for a simplified, healthy lifestyle. and After­— 36 Before Kitchen Reno This tiny kitchen packs a punch.

GIVE BOLDLY: Ananda Springsteen Learn how this Program Director is facilitating creative, meaningful experiences for all in Asheville, NC. SAVOR

SPACES

organizational issue!

a Nester 5 Ask Brokers of Nest Realty

16

Local Love Your insider’s guide to the good stuff!

DISCOVER

18

How To: Plant a Succulent Arrangement Follow along with our step-by-step guide.

35

Trend Alert Dusty desert hues are taking the design world by (sand) storm.

38

Home Maintenance Checklist Your to-do list on a seasonal basis.

48

Home Sale Checklist Considering selling this year? Get your home show-ready.

49

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


SPRING/SUMMER 2019 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR WELCOME TO THE ORGANIZATION ISSUE! Have you been caught up in the tidying up wave? It’s hard to resist when you realize the positive effects it can have not only on your home, but on your overall well being. We’ve put together an issue full of tips and tricks to help bring order to your home, and hopefully a bit of calm to your life. We recently heard a great unattributed quote that resonated with us, “You never know what you have...until you clean your room.” While at first we laughed, it rings true. Our homes are full of wonderful keepsakes, mementos, and photos of happy memories. But it can be hard to appreciate these things when they’re tucked away in a bin in the garage, or hidden under a stack of papers in an office. To truly appreciate these things, we need to uncover, unclutter, and organize our homes.

OUR NEST REALT Y LOCATIONS VIRGINIA 1 Fredericksburg 2 Shenandoah Valley 3 Charlottesville 4 Richmond 5 Roanoke 6 New River Valley NORTH CAROLINA 7 Raleigh-Durham 8 Asheville 9 Lake Norman 10 Wilmington

1 2 3

7 8

11

TENNESSEE 11 Jackson GEORGIA 12 Atlanta

4

4

5 6

Design inspiration, checklists, and other visual treats await you. We hope that these pages help you create a home that’s tidy, harmonious, and inspiring.

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

9 10

12

JASMINE LISTOU BIBLE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU ! /NestRealty

@NestRealty

@NestRealty

WALLPAPER Arken Rose Gold Geometric Wallpaper, homedepot.com

We reached out to the experts for their advice. The incredible organizing connoisseur, Monica Leed of Simply Spaced, teaches us how to organize the kitchen for a simplified, healthy lifestyle (page 30). In our House Tours (pages 6 and 26), two talented interior designers show us how a home can be functional, organized, and strikingly beautiful. In our Before and After, a tiny kitchen makes use of vertical space (page 36), and we show you how to showcase your most prized possessions with a bit of bookshelf styling (page 20).


NEST

Q&A

MAG A Z I NE

PUBLISHER Jonathan Kauffmann

Brokers of Nest Realty share their organizational preferences: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jasmine Bible

MANAGING EDITOR Sara Belkowitz

SPICE OF LIFE 37% of our Nesters organize their spices either by color or alphabetically. The other 63% aren’t taking organization that far!

DESIGN DIRECTOR Paigelee Chancellor

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Taylor Titus

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS/ VIDEOGRAPHERS Aaron H. Bible Tom Daly Graeme Jenvey Susan Kalergis

CLOSET SPACE More than 80% of Nesters prefer the space of a walk-in closet over a walk-in pantry.

ORGANIZED ENTRY To keep your entry tidy, 65% of Nesters suggest cubbies or baskets for each member of the household.

GARAGE TALK A majority of Nesters use their garage to park their car, while 17% admit to it being full of clutter. Published Twice Annually in Charlottesville, Virginia 126 GARRETT STREET, SUITE D CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902 434.566.0121

NestRealty.com/magazine

HOME OFFICE? The votes are split—half of our Nesters prefer a dedicated home office, while the other half use a builtin nook or desk in a common area.

BON VOYAGE! 45% of our Nesters keep their luggage stored at the back of a closet, 25% keep it in the attic, and 22% store it in the basement. The remaining 8% say their luggage is always in use!

NEATLY HIDDEN 75% of Nesters prefer having closed kitchen cabinets, while 25% prefer the airy look of open shelving.

SHOE STORAGE? Shoe racks are the main choice for shoe organization, but let’s be honest—there are still 25% of us who keep our shoes in a pile on the floor.

CLEAR HEAD SPACE A clean desk makes focusing on work easier for 64% of our Nesters.

SEASONAL WARDROBE A little over half of Nesters say they rotate their clothes by season.

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

5


6

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


HOUSE TOUR

GLOBAL CHIC TEXT BY JASMINE BIBLE

PHOTO COURTESY OF HEATHER FULBRIGHT

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANASTASIA ALKEMA

DESIGNER: Radhika Vydianathan Owner | Principal Designer FIRM: KALAA CHAKRA INTERIORS, LLC LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia ERA OF HOME: 1950s SQ FT: 1,920

CONNECT WITH VYDIANATHAN: kcidesign.net

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

7


“When you walk into your home, you should fall in love with it over and over again.”

R

adhika Vydianathan’s love affair with interior design began as a

this fixture sit two beautiful wood coffee tables made from reclaimed doors

architecture on the Discovery channel. After pursuing a bachelor’s

offers a fun pop of teal, while offering a neutral base for the vibrantly colored

child in Mumbai, India, where she was fascinated with Egyptian

degree in Fine Art in India, she married her childhood sweetheart and moved

to Atlanta, GA. Vydianathan went on to graduate from Savannah College

of Art and Design (SCAD) with a degree in interior design with a focus on hospitality design. In 2017, she opened her own firm, KALAA CHAKRA

from China, sourced from 4 Hands. The Jasper sectional by Room & Board pillows. The leather and wood accent chair from Article sits next to a twisted

wood side table. “Don’t be afraid to mix woods, metals, and textures, as long as they are the right scale and proportion,” advises Vydianathan.

Taking into account the hobbies and activities of the client, Vydianathan

INTERIORS, LLC, with hopes of making a difference in people’s lives

chose furnishings that support their lifestyle. DJing is one of the client’s

“Design is an all-encompassing visual experience. It’s not simply sprucing

was a must. Vydianathan utilized a small console, placed directly behind the

through design.

up a room, or adding pretty objects. When every element possesses intention

and longevity, it brings a level of energy and enthusiasm to the homeowner. When you walk into your home, you should fall in love with it over and over again,” shares Vydianathan.

This inspired approach is precisely what an Atlanta, GA, couple was

seeking when they approached Vydianathan to design their 1950s home

passions, so having a dedicated space for his turntables and vinyl collection couch, to create a DJ booth that was integrated but didn’t interfere with the

circulation of the guests. Above the DJ area hangs a custom piece of artwork by Atlanta artist Tanner Wilson. The piece not only incorporates the colors from

the room, but represents the owners—the two birds coming from different cultural backgrounds, joining together to create a bountiful home.

“A home should feel personal, not simply filled with items from a catalog.

in the Brookhaven neighborhood. The young, vibrant couple who loves to

Don’t try to match everything perfectly—instead play with different materials

in warm conversations around the fireplace. They wanted a design that would

point, a round wooden table and blue linen chairs by Moe’s Home Collection

entertain wanted a space where they could host friends, play music, and share

complement the mid-century lines of the home, while incorporating pillows and ceramics from their many travels around the world.

As with all of her projects, Vydianathan put function first. “You need a

strong concept and a proper flow, then accessories follow.” She began with the

lighting—because of the exposed wood beam ceilings, there was no overhead lighting, so she installed track lighting in various areas, and added a large

sculptural light fixture with smoked glass orbs from Direct Furniture. Below 8

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

and finishes. It will enhance the level of interest,” says Vydianathan. To this

encourage conversation in the dining room. The light fixture by Direct Furniture casts beautiful shadows onto the walls when illuminated in the

evening. The side cabinet by Zuo Modern brings texture to the space, and acts as a discreet bar station. Open shelving offers a space to display the some of the owner’s ceramics, including a handmade jug from Italy.

By mixing pieces from local, retail, and trade stores, Vydianathan was able to

curate a look that reflects the owner’s personal aesthetic and lifestyle.

N


NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

9


LOCAL LOVE We love supporting neighborhood businesses and getting to

PHOTO COURTESY ANDREW THOMAS LEE

know the awesome people behind them! Here are some local treasures from around our 12 Nest Realty locations.

BLISSFUL BISTRO Atlanta, Georgia In the heart of Inman Park sits the dreamiest European-inspired café & bistro, Bread & Butterfly. We can’t get enough of the glossy green tiles, golden ceiling tins, and classic wicker bistro chairs. Whether you’re in the mood for a croque madame or a French 75, the morning-to-night menu is full of decadent dishes that will keep you coming back for more. bread-and-butterfly.com

10

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


RIGHTEOUSLY ROLLED Blacksburg, Virginia If you haven’t tried rolled ice cream, you’re seriously missing out! This stylish ice cream, crepe, and coffee shop is all the rage! FOAMO is co-owned by a Virginia Tech student and his brother, and stays open until midnight for those late-night cravings. It’s hard to choose—but the Cinnamon Toast Crunch rolled ice cream is one of our favorites! instagram.com/foamocafe

BUENO BREAKFAST

ZAAAAAAAA

Asheville, North Carolina

Jackson, Tennessee

Local Nesters eat here almost every-single-morning...the food at Taco Billy is

What began as a food truck traveling around Memphis has landed in Jackson as the delicious Rock ‘N Dough Pizza & Brewery. Homemade dough and sauce topped with freshly shredded cheese, veggies, and in-house smoked meats create the drool-inducing pizzas that Jackson locals have come to love. Pair it with a pint of craft beer brewed right in the on-site microbrewery. Glutensensitive options available, along with grinders, salads, and calzones. rockndoughpizza.com

THAT good! Based on the recipes he gathered while living in Southern Mexico for four years, owner Hunter Berry opened Taco Billy in Asheville. Grab a seat on the sun-drenched back patio, or find a spot inside to enjoy your breakfast taco, and see if you can spot the tiny orange billy goat that appears in each of the 20+ oil paintings along the hallway. tacobillyasheville.com

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

11


FUNNY FARM Fredericksburg, Virginia Family owned and operated since 1937, Breahead Farm is the last remaining farm in Historic Fredericksburg. You’ll find a farm market, pick-your-own produce fields, and family playgrounds. Admission to the produce fields is free, and $5 to play at the family playgrounds. Enjoy the play barn, corn pit, swings, and slides, then visit the chickens, cows, pigs, goats, alpacas, horses, rabbits, and sheep! braeheadfarm.com

SQWEEEEE

ROAM FREE

Durham, North Carolina

New River Valley, Virginia

For the favorite little people in your life, head to Tiny—filled with all things adorable, from sweet clothing, shoes, and accessories to fuzzy stuffed animals. You’ll catch yourself swooning at each turn. Marvelous mobiles and silly pillows sit beside colorful toys, art supplies, and a perfectly curated collection of books. Now in a new location, this tiny shop is sure to take up a big space in your heart.

Ready to cruise? Check out Roam Bikes, the bike share system for the Blacksburg and Christiansburg area. Simply download the Sobi app, locate the nearest hub, unlock the bike, and ride! These bright orange beauties are rentable by the minute, hour, day...all the way up to a yearly pass for just $60. Day passes start at $10 for 24 hours. gotchabike.com/roamnrv

instagram.com/tinytheshop

12

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


PARISIAN DREAMS

SLOW FASHION

Staunton, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Réunion Bakery & Espresso is a French-inspired dream. Scrumptious pastries including almond croissants, cruffins, and apple galettes fill the pastry cases. The aroma of delicate lattes and bold coffee fill the air. Owner and head baker Bryan Hollar has successfully brought the beauty of Parisian pastries to the Shenandoah Valley. Try the hazelnut cruffin stuffed with hazelnut mousseline and capped with a chunk of hazelnut praline...your tastebuds will thank you!

Timeless beauty awaits at Verdalina, a boutique known for its socially and environmentally sustainable pieces. This women’s clothing boutique carries brands chosen not only for their aesthetic, but their departure from fast fashion and disposable clothing. Enjoy the bright and airy ambiance of the boutique as you browse the curated collection of apparel, accessories, and fragrances. verdalina.com

reunionbakery.com

THE GOBBFATHER

FREE PLAY

Charlottesville, Virginia

Fredericksburg, Virginia

A C’ville staple, Ivy Provisions is a quaint local deli and boutique food shop. We love stopping by for an early morning Antonio’s PB3 and a spicy chai latte, or in the afternoon for The Gobbfather sandwich paired with one of their on-tap craft beers. Be sure to check out Wine Wednesdays—free tastings every Wednesday from 2–7 p.m.

Fort Pure Play is an amazing space for open-ended, free play. Fort encourages collaborative play to set the groundwork for further development, confidence, and socialization. Utilizing sensory rich materials helps to inspire imagination. We love the real tree trunk that reaches all the way to the ceiling in the indoor playspace, and (of course!) the huge nest in the outdoor playspace. fortpureplay.com

ivyprovisions.com

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

13


ROAMING ROOSTERS

HISTORIC HAUNTS

Davidson, North Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Look for the 15-foot tall rooster, and you’ve found The Elements 4 Life Home & Outdoor Living! This adorable cottage unites home and garden wares into a harmony of beauty and style. Outside, beautiful birdbaths, fountains, fairy gardens, and yard animals dance among vibrantly colored pottery. Inside, you’ll find lovely pieces for your home including light fixtures, pillows, and accessories. theelements4life.com

Over 30 shops and restaurants reside in The Cotton Exchange, a collection of storefronts overlooking the Cape Fear River. The exchange is comprised of eight graciously restored historic buildings that are connected by brick walkways, openair courtyards, and gigantic heart pine beams. This local gem serves as a charming reflection of the style and feel of Wilmington’s 19th century working port days. shopcottonexchange.com

GREAT SCOTT!

THE WORLD IS A STAGE

Jackson, Tennessee

Durham, North Carolina

Calling all movie buffs, TV fans, and car fanatics—this is the place for you! Owner Rusty Robinson has been collecting cars for over 25 years, and now owns over 35 cars from classic TV shows and movies. For just $5, you can visit Rusty’s TV & Movie Car Museum, where you can snap photos with famous cars like Herbie the Love Bug, the DeLorean from Back to the Future, and the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo. rustystvandmoviecars.com

The Durham Performing Arts Center is a world-class theater with 2,700 seats and intimate sightlines. The DPAC is currently ranked as the #4 theater in the U.S., and hosts 200 performances throughout the year including touring Broadway productions, concerts, and comedy events. We can’t wait for the summer season, which includes Cats, Paw Patrol Live, Hello, Dolly!, and Chelsea Handler. dpacnc.com

14

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


ZIPPEE! Asheville, North Carolina Riding, climbing, and soaring—a few of the many ways you can spend your time at the Asheville Treetops Adventure Park. For your rambunctious youngsters, KidZip could be just the adventure they’ve been craving. KidZip is a kid-friendly zipline course with nine ziplines and four climbing elements, allowing younger adventurers to maneuver untethered to an adult. Kids can bring some friends (and an adult escort) and fly through the air up to 250 feet at a time! ashevilletreetopsadventurepark.com/kidzip

LOVELY LETTERING

ALL ABOARD!

Davidson, North Carolina

Staunton, Virginia

Elisabeth Rose Social Stationery has become a beloved Lake Norman fixture. The gorgeous shop features exquisite bespoke paper products customized for weddings, events, and personal stationery. Bookshelves showcase a variety of products including notebooks, journals, gift wrapping, candles, and home goods. Every delightful object has been carefully curated by owner Elisabeth Connolly, who founded the shop out of her love for handwritten correspondence, combined with her deeply rooted desire to create art.

All aboard the Gypsy Express! Take a ride on this adorable mini train, and enjoy the scenic views of Gypsy Hill Park. Operated entirely by volunteers the mini train is a nonprofit organization who’s been delivering smiles to the young and young at heart for over 60 years. Open 1–5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, May through October, tickets are just $1. visitstaunton.com/listings/gypsy-express-mini-train

elisabeth-rose.com

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

15


GIVE BOLDLY “YOU COME TO WORK WITH CLAY, BUT YOU’RE REALLY WORKING ON YOURSELF.” ANANDA SPRINGSTEEN PROGRAM DIRECTOR, ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS

TEXT BY JASMINE BIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY BY AARON H. BIBLE

LEARN MORE ABOUT ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS: ODYSSEYCLAYWORKS.COM


When Andana Springsteen came to Asheville, NC, 12

years ago, it was the mountains, yoga, and the art scene that drew her. Shortly after her arrival, she discovered Odyssey ClayWorks. In existence since 1994, the center

for veterans—particularly those suffering from PTSD or

traumatic brain injuries. She’s witnessed first hand the

impact that the classes are having on the students, “You come to work with clay, but you are really working on

offers classes and workshops, children’s programs, artist

yourself. It becomes a spiritual practice.” The safe and

visitors can purchase ceramic works beautifully created

personal connections and experience the freedom to be

With a degree in ceramics, Springsteen felt like she

students who share with us that the studio has saved

a student, then became a studio technician, performing

with positive reinforcement. The studio becomes

residencies, a community studio, and a gallery where at Odyssey ClayWorks.

found an instant community at Odyssey. She began as tasks like fixing kilns and preparing glazes. In 2012 she stepped into the role of Program Director, allowing her to share her passion for

welcoming environment allows students to develop

creative in a way they’ve never experienced. “We’ve had them. They are able to come here and be surrounded an outlet where they can work through their

problems, as they work through the clay.”

clay with community. She now works

Another partnership with

alongside Owner and Director, Gabriel

Red Oak Recovery Program

warehouse running smoothly. The

dealing

Klein, to keep the 5,000-square-foot

allows

staff is comprised of six resident

men

and

with

women

addiction

recovery to attend a partial

artists and 17 studio assistants

scholarship program, where

who work for the studio by mixing

they attend two-to-three-

glazes and preparing the clay

hour

in return for studio space. “It’s

classes,

times

really the team of residents that

per

one-to-two

month.

The

beauty of ceramics in these

makes the magic happen. It’s a

therapeutic

family vibe—a group of residents

opportunities

is that there are no creative

teaching the next generation of

limits. A student can create

artists,” shares Springsteen. There

his or her own unique way

resident artist program that is

in vastly different outcomes.

is also a renowned competitive

to approach a piece, resulting

only open to six artists at a time.

There is no right or wrong, just

The two-to-three-year program is

a work trade program that requires

the artists to work for eight hours

per week, and the residency is completed when both the artist and Odyssey agree that a level of mastery has been accomplished. Springsteen is especially

passionate about the yearround classes and workshops that she facilitates, including an incredible art therapy program. In partnership with the Asheville Area Arts

Council,

free

pottery classes are offered

progress.

Springsteen has also helped to

established the Odyssey Scholarship

Fund, whose mission is to make

Odyssey’s programs available to all

members of Asheville and surrounding

communities regardless of their income

level. An annual auction, featuring 140+

items from emerging and established

artists helps to fund this program.

“Community is at the foundation of

what we create at Odyssey ClayWorks. I

truly love my job, and being able to bring some good into the world. I get to facilitate people

having

meaningful,

experiences all day.”

N

creative


HOW TO:

PLANT A SUCCULENT ARRANGEMENT

Who doesn’t love a beautiful succulent arrangement? The muted tones, interesting textures, and universal appeal make them an ideal decorative element. We checked in with Brandon Mckeown and Thurston Pope, the genius creators behind THE COASTAL SUCCULENT in Wilmington, NC, to learn how you can make your own beautiful arrangement.

G at he r Yo ur To o l s + Suppl i e s : • • • • • • • • • • •

Large serving spoon Small spoon 1” paint brush A clean surface to work Your hands—don’t be afraid to get messy! Glass vessel Sand Small river rocks Small pebbles Soil 4–6 succulents

C ho o s e Yo ur Vessel : THE OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS: choose something that matches your aesthetic—a repurposed teacup, terracotta pot, glass terrarium, or pottery. For this arrangement, head to your local craft store to find a clear glass vessel, 8”–10” round in diameter, and 4”–6” deep.

NEED A BIT MORE GUIDANCE AND INSPIRATION? Check out The Coastal Succulent’s website for more tips and to sign up for one of their Planting Parties! Follow on instagram for inspiring, drool-worthy photos. TheCoastalSucculent | coastalsucculent.com

THE GUYS BEHIND THE PLANTS: Brandon Mckeown and Thurston Pope, Owners, The Coastal Succulent


DID YOU KNOW? After planting your succulants you only have to lightly mist them once a month.

L aye r in g You r Rocks : LAYER 1—SAND: Using your large spoon, coat the bottom of the vessel with ½”–1” of sand. You can use any type of sand—white, colored, black, etc. LAYER 2—SMALL RIVER ROCKS: Using your small spoon, place small river rocks around the edges of the vessel, ½”–1” high, coming 1” in towards the middle. You’ll want to keep at least a 3”–round circle in the center of the vessel open for soil (Layer 4). LAYER 3—SMALL PEBBLES: Using your large spoon, add a layer of small pebbles on top of the river rocks—again, ½”–1” high, coming 1” into the middle. (You can find these tiny pebbles at a pet store, labeled aquarium pebbles!) LAYER 4—SOIL: Using your hands, fill in the center hole, and fill all the way to the top rim of the vessel. Lightly pack down the soil with the back of your hand. Mckeown and Pope share, “We use cactus or succulent soil, but you can also use regular potting soil, mixed with a bit of your sand, creating a porous texture.”

P l a c i n g You r Plants : CHOOSE 4–6 PLANTS: Mckeown and Pope

suggest Jade, Haworthia, Crassula, and Echevaria. “We love mixing color, texture, and height to create dimension and keep the arrangement dynamic,” shares Mckeown. For this arrangement, they used purple, deep green, light green, and white succulents, along with a taller jade plant called Donkey’s Tail. “You have the chance to be totally creative, so if you want an all purple arrangement—go for it,” laughs Pope. BEFORE YOU BEGIN PLANTING, plan out your arrangement next to your vessel, so you have a general idea of where the plants will look best. Then one at a time, remove the plant from the container you purchased it in, and knock of the existing soil, exposing the roots. “Succulent roots are fine and silky, and a bit delicate, so take your time and gently massage the soil off with your hand,” advises Pope. USING THE SMALL SPOON, take out a spoonful of soil where each plant will go, creating 3”–deep pockets (almost all the way down to the sand base). You’ll want to give each plant a bit of breathing room from the next, but it’s okay if the roots end up slightly touching. PLANT BY PLANT, place them into their pocket, packing the soil up around them as you go. (It’s okay if you need to shift a plant

and reposition so that they all fit.) Use your fingers to firmly pack the soil around the root base, adding additional soil if needed. USE THE PAINT BRUSH to carefully dust off any soil that got onto the leaves. You can finish your arrangement with the same small river rocks or aquarium pebbles. “You can also try preserved moss, sold in sheets at craft stores,” shares Mckeown.

C a re Fo r Yo u r Creati o n ! Now that you’ve created your masterpiece, you want it to last as long as possible. FIRST, LIGHT EXPOSURE: These babies like as much “bright shade” as they can get. Place your arrangement within 3’ of a window, where it can get loads of indirect sunlight. Don’t place in a west-facing windowsill, as direct evening sun can actually burn the leaves, and they will turn brown in spots. SECONDLY, LIGHT MIST: You’ll only need to lightly mist once a month! To check if your plant needs water, insert a toothpick to pierce the soil—if it’s bone dry, it needs water. If there is any moisture, give it a week and check again. Once it needs water, using a spray bottle on the mist setting, give 3–4 sprays at the root base of each plant, using regular tap water.

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

19


Sculptural elements give your shelves a dynamic energy.

We love strong graphic prints like this piece from ROCK PAPER SCISSORS.

Find books with great fonts and inspiring titles.


H OW TO S T Y L E YO U R

Bookshelves Your bookshelves are the perfect space to display goodies that you love and treasure. Gather the sentimental pieces you’d love to showcase, then follow along with our step-by-step process to organize and style your bookshelves.

1

ESTABLISH A COLOR PALETTE

OUR PICKS

Limiting yourself to a strict color palette is the most effective way of creating a beautiful and cohesive bookshelf. Consider the other colors within the room and throughout your home— it doesn’t have to match exactly, but needs to happily co-exist. Most importantly, find a color scheme that excites you! For our bookshelves, we chose a stark black and white with touches of gold, muted greens with mustard and leather, and hues of rose gold.

2

SHOP!

Start by first shopping your house! Find objects that fit within your color palette, then head to your local thrift store to find books, vintage pottery, candle sticks, or quirky accessories. Next, move onto local boutiques, like ROCK PAPER SCISSORS and ROXIE DAISY in Downtown Charlottesville, VA, to find unique accessories and sculptural elements. Finally, round out your shelves with stylish pieces from places like Target Home, World Market, and Home Goods.

STYLED BY JASMINE BIBLE + TAYLOR TITUS PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM DALY

BOOK Design By Nature by Erica Tanov, $35, ericatanov.com

VASES 3-Piece Hat Trick Vase Set, $15, cb2.com

HOURGLASS Hexagonal Hourglass with Gold Stand, $22, worldmarket.com

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

21


3

4

RESIZE YOUR SHELVES

START BIG, THEN SMALL

One size does not fit all! Begin with your tallest object, giving it some breathing room— we suggest an inch or two above the top of the tallest piece. Then adjust the remaining shelves accordingly. Give yourself permission to remove a shelf if it works better for the overall spacing.

Begin by placing your largest objects on different shelves, to create balance. (You don’t want all the large objects on the right side, for example.) Then arrange your books in stacks or rows, with the largest books being on the outer edges of the shelf, placed in descending order as they come in towards the center. When you create stacks, be sure the cover of the top book is aesthetically pleasing—the more curious and artistic, the better!

OUR PICKS FAUX PLANT Faux String of Pearls Plant In Textured Pot, $24, worldmarket.com

PAPERWEIGHT Wood and Marble Geometric Paperweight, $14, worldmarket.com PRINT Framed Cactus Wall - Project 62, $37, target.com

22

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


Scour your local thrift stores or sale bins to find books with beautifully colored spines that go with your color scheme.

We started with this cactus print, then adjusted the other shelves.

Use luxe storage bins to stay organized, and keep clutter hidden.


Head to the blog for a detailed look at our color-coded bookshelves: NestRealty.com/bookshelves

Try placing a stack of books inside a basket for a dierent look.

Layer objects to create an interesting vignette and bring depth to your shelves.

Bring texture to your shelves with natural elements like crystals and a salt lamp (that glows beautifully at night).


OUR PICKS

5

ACCESSORIZE!

Now comes the really fun part—time to accessorize with whimsical and fun objects. This is your chance to inject a dose of personality in your bookshelves. Find pieces that speak to you and express your sense of style. Small candles, vases, and textural pieces add visual interest, and keep the eye moving around the shelves. Crystals, like the amethyst we chose, add an extra element of texture and sparkle. Try placing smaller objects on top of a stack of books, so they don’t get lost visually.

SALT LAMP Himalayan Glow Naked Salt Lamp, $17, target.com

STORAGE BASKET Copper Wire Storage Basket, $20, cb2.com

6

ADD GREENERY

To bring your entire bookshelf to life, finish with a dose of greenery. If your bookshelves get ample sunlight, choose live plants, if not, go faux! There are a surprisingly realistic options available. Choose a mix of small air plants, succulents, and wispy greenery. TERRARIUMS Copper Geo Terrariums, $19–$39, worldmarket.com

SPECIAL THANKS TO ROCK PAPER SCISSORS THINKRPSCVILLE.COM, ROXIE DAISY ROXYDAISY.COM, AND STANLEY MARTIN HOMES STANLEYMARTIN.COM

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

25


26

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


HOUSE TOUR

TRADITIONAL TEXT BY JASMINE BIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANSEL OLSON

THE DESIGNER: Kristi Lane Managing Principal / Owner FIRM: 3north LOCATION: Richmond, Virginia ERA OF HOME: 1930s SQ FT: 4,800

TO CONNECT WITH LANE: 3north.com PHOTO COURTESY OF TODD WRIGHT

F

or interior designer Kristi Lane, no matter your design specialty—architect, interior designer, landscape—in the end, “design is design.” Utilizing this holistic approach, where each of these specialized facets are working in harmony to create a beautifully designed space, is how her firm, 3north, approaches each project. Founded in 1998 by Lane and two additional managing principles, the firm brings this philosophy of unified design to each project, whether it be commercial, corporate, hospitality, or residential. “It’s a fun way to approach a project. We are able to maintain design quality and control, while making it hassle-free for the client,” explains Lane. For this residential renovation, a beautiful 1930s home in the Westover Hills area of Richmond, VA, the fast-paced family of four was looking for a bold design filled with clever storage solutions. As with most homes of this era, it was originally comprised of small, closed off rooms, so Lane began by opening up the floor plan, allowing for the rear entry, kitchen, and dining room to work together while serving three different functions. The rear entry, which now includes a breakfast nook, is the most used entrance, so the space needed to be both visually appealing and functional. A Knoll Saarinen Tulip table with laminate oval top, Thonet chairs in a luxe blue green, custom cushions by Studio Bon, and an Arteriors Home sputnik light fixture create a clean and chic dining area for casual

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

27


“Your house becomes part of the family. Your children are molded by living in the space, and the environment becomes a part of who they are.” meals. The ceiling-height shaker-style cabinets store shoes, coats, bags, even outlets and an electronic charging station are discreetly tucked away. Lane shares, “The homeowner is admittedly not the tidiest person, so she needed a place that didn’t feel chaotic—where there is a place for everything, and everything is in its place.” This organized approach carried over into the kitchen, which is a fairly small space given the overall size of the home. The client did not want open cabinetry, opting for closed cabinets that could discreetly hide away any messes. “If you aren’t OCD, don’t install open cabinetry! Not everything works for everyone—pick the things 28

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

that work for you,” advises Lane. Because cooking extravagant meals isn’t part of the client’s daily life, Lane was able to keep the kitchen streamlined and efficient, while pushing the design a bit—using a bold herringbone backsplash in white carrera marble, the sleek Trinsic faucet by Delta, and a scene-stealing cobalt blue Viking range. A load-bearing beam between the kitchen and dining room leads to another creative solution—a two-foot-thick built-in bookshelf that offers room for books, accent pieces, and mementos. “You feel as though you’re actually walking through the bookshelves. It’s a special moment,” says Lane. The lower drawers include a luxuriously lined


and divided silverware drawer, and pegs in the lower drawer keep china safely stored. The custom-built ladder takes advantage of the vertical space, and can be pushed flush against the shelves when not in use. The soft green and silver dot wallpaper by Cole & Sons feels both traditional and contemporary, and acted as the inspiration for the dining room. Pulled from the wallpaper, the bookshelves are coated in a light gray and “Skylight” blue by Farrow & Ball. A tailored chandelier by Visual Comfort is suspended above a custom-made table by 501 Fabricators. “I love a round dining room table­—everyone

is having the same conversation,” laughs Lane, “You can seat two or eight people, and it still feels cozy.” The dining room can remain casual for daily life, or easily be dressed up with a tablecloth and accessories for dinner parties or holidays. The house is now an organized environment that allows for the family to live peacefully in a thoughtfully designed space that enhances the way they live. N

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

29


PRO TIP By purging unused appliances, tossing expired food, and streamlining

collections of dishes to only the most

frequently used, you will immediately

see the space become more spacious and easy to navigate. Remember, an item isn’t useful unless it’s used!

30

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


KI T C H E N ORGA N IZ A TION

with Simply Spaced Kitchens are the heart, and backbone, of a home. Often the most-used space, it’s easy to let things like daily mail, packages, and random clutter begin to take over countertops and fill junk drawers. Instead, intentionally keeping this one room organized and tidy can have a positive effect on the entire household. To bring you some organizational tips and tricks, we chatted with Monica Leed, owner of Simply Spaced, a Los Angeles, California-based organizing service. “When set up with intention, a kitchen can become the backbone of a happy, healthy, and functional home,” shares Leed. Leed takes us through her three-step process, as shown in this Los Angeles, CA, kitchen that she and her team organized.

SI MPLI FY : Declutter Your Chaotic Kitchen The quickest way to create order in the kitchen is to simplify and declutter. Be relentless and honest with yourself! Leed suggests that you touch every item and ask yourself, “Do I love it, need it, or use it?”

BE SURE TO DONATE ANY USABLE DISCARDED ITEMS! Things to Let Go of Now:

• Expired foods and spices • Foods misaligned with your

• Unused china/crystal • Gifts you wish you

• Toxic and expired cleaning

• Expired coupons, old receipts,

• Mismatched food storage

• Junk-drawer junk: overflowing

current diet supplies

containers

• Broken or missing-part

appliances, dishes, and tools

never received

menus, and manuals rubber bands, twist ties, corks, caps, and packaged condiments

• Gimmicky gadgets • One-purpose appliances that

• Souvenir mugs/impulse buys • Scratched pots and pans and

• Dud duplicates (4th strainer

• Single-use disposables like

will get used “someday” with the broken handle)

• Reusable bag overflow • Outdated cookbooks and

OWNER, SIMPLY SPACED: Monica Leed READY FOR MORE ORGANIZATIONAL TIPS AND TRICKS? Preorder Leed’s new book, Simply Spaced: A Modern Decluttering Guide for Simplicity & Style at Home.

warped utensils

paper plates and plastic utensils

SimplySpaced | simplyspaced.com

recipe cards

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

31


ST RE AM LI N E : Optimize Space in Your Kitchen Once you have decluttered your kitchen, the next step is to optimize the space in your kitchen. Create zones for ease of use—establish a designated home for each category of items in your kitchen: cooking, baking, pots + pans, plates + bowls, glasses, mugs, flatware, cutlery, cooking utensils, and large appliances. Think about vertical storage solutions like wall shelves and racks, shelf risers, pull-out drawers, and lazy susans. PRO TIP: Use sticky notes to map out the best place for each zone mentioned above.

ST Y LE : Curate a Stylish Kitchen To curate a kitchen that’s the heart of your home, you want it to look and feel beautiful. Find decorative accents that you love—petite paintings, vases, a tea kettle in a vibrant color, tea towels, a comfortable rug to place under the sink, etc. PRO TIP: Place all food items into mason jars or BPA-free containers. It’s not just beautiful, it’s a healthy alternative to storing food in plastics that can release toxins.

Floating shelves and a vertical wall grid were used to create a beautiful and functional vignette. Clear glass containers keep dry goods looking chic, while an oil painting and greenery bring life to this side of the kitchen. 32

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


Create stations based on the activities you do most in your kitchen. If

you make the same smoothie every

morning, perhaps you need a smoothie station with your blender and

ingredients in one cabinet. If you’re an at-home barista, create a coffee

station complete with hanging mugs for an efficient morning routine.

Adding labels is a great way to keep

your kitchen organized. Use them on

shelves, baskets, fridge bins, and more to keep the entire family in sync.

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

33


make it yours

Head to simplyspaced.com to stock up their most-used organizational items!

Bormioli Hermetic GLASS STORAGE Glass SPICE BOTTLE with

JARS, $4–$14 3-Tier Acrylic Cabinet & SPICE ORGANIZER, $15

Chrome CUPBOARD SHELF, $12

Water Hyacinth STORAGE BINS with Handles, $7–$17

UNDERSHELF BASKETS, $9

Threshold Gold WALL GRID, $10

34

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Chrome Lid, $2


DESERT HUES The entire design world seems to be in love with dusty desert hues, and so are we! Turn your home office into a desert dream with these fun finds:

1

BY TAYLOR TITUS

2

3

5

4 1 Boulder Valley by Mariusz Moreau Canvas WALL ART, $56, worldmarket.com 2 Blush Cactus Blossom Terracotta Filled Jar CANDLE, $13, worldmarket.com 3 Siegel Writing DESK by Project 62™, $169, target.com 4 Kelim RUG in Borders by Ferm Living, $479, 2modern.com 5 Eugene 55.5” Arched Floor LAMP by Langley Street, $102, wayfair.com NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

35


After Before AND

36

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIE KRUGER


T

his petite kitchen got a major makeover thanks to a new layout and bold design elements. If your kitchen is in need of refresh, follow along with these design tricks:

ADJUST THE LAYOUT to make the best use of the small space. This sounds obvious, but really consider if your current layout makes sense. In this kitchen, the back wall wasn’t being used and the stove was flush against the wall—making for a messy spaghetti night. By moving the sink and appliances around, the flow makes more sense. TRICK THE EYE. Hanging the cabinets flush with the ceiling makes the entire room appear taller and gives the limited countertop area some breathing room. Also, continuing the backsplash tile all the way to the ceiling adds height, drawing the eye upward. GO FOR BOLD DESIGN ELEMENTS that make a big impact. The gold light fixture, faucet, and cabinet hardware act as the jewelry of the room. The high-gloss, oversized 12” x 24” marble backsplash tiles reflect and bounce light, making the entire room sparkle. Butcher block countertops bring warmth to the space, while budget-friendly luxury vinyl planks on the floor provide a durable surface for a busy family.

GET THE LOOK

European BRASS DRAWER Mobile CHANDELIER Small, Antique Brass,

PULLS and Knobs, $1.99—$5.99, etsy.com/shop/ForgeHardwareStudio

$199, westelm.com

Delta Trinsic Pull-Down FAUCET, Champagne Bronze, $424, wayfair.com

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

37


PUT THIS ON YOUR FRIDGE FOR A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE!

SPRING □□ Inspect chimney, roof, and attic for leaks or damage. □□ Hire a professional to inspect and clean if you have a septic tank. □□ Remove storm windows and install screens. □□ Wash windows and decks, reseal decks if needed. □□ Fertilize lawn and check sprinkler system. □□ Polish wood furniture. □□ Dust light fixtures, fan blades, and window blinds. □□ Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Replace alarm if plastic is yellowed. □□ Check fire extinguishers, replace every ten years. □□ Repair caulking at sinks, shower, and bathtub areas.

SUMMER □□ Prune trees and shrubs. □□ Touch-up exterior paint and caulking, repair or replace siding as needed. □□ Inspect basement, crawl space, and exterior for moisture problems. □□ Check for pest intrusions. □□ Grease garage-door chain. □□ Inspect hoses on the washing machine, dishwasher, and ice maker for leaks. □□ Check kitchen and bathrooms for any leaks.

FALL

HOME MAINTENANCE

Checklist

TACKL E T A SKS BY SEA SON TO K E E P

YOUR HOM E HEA LT HY, YEA R -R OU N D.

EVERY SEASON □□ Clean gutters and downspouts. □□ Change furnace/AC filter. □□ Remove lint from exterior

WINTER □□ Vacuum refrigerator coils. □□ Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter. □□ Test GFCI outlets monthly.

dryer vent.

38

□□ Cover or store outdoor furniture. □□ Remove screens and install storm windows. □□ Seal any gaps or cracks around windows and doors. □□ Trim trees and shrubs away from house, rake leaves, and aerate the lawn. □□ Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts. □□ Turn off and drain outdoor water supply, remove and store hoses. □□ Repair cracks or gaps in walkways and driveway. □□ Have chimney cleaned and fireplace inspected by a professional. □□ Repair any loose door handles and locks. □□ Have furnace inspected by a professional. □□ Deep clean the carpets.

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

□□ Drain the sprinkler system. □□ Cover your air-conditioning unit. □□ Check basement for leaks during thaws. □□ Inspect the roof, gutters, and downspouts for damage after heavy storms. □□ Clean drains in sinks, tubs, showers, and dishwashers. □□ Drain and flush water heater.


DESIGN INSPIRATION When you’re craving design inspiration for your home, look no further than your local eatery! We bring you three restaurants with distinctly different styles—each brimming with design ideas that you can replicate in your own home.

The original selfie machine?! Yes, please! TEXT B Y JAS MINE B IB L E P H OTOGRAP H Y B Y E L IZ AB E T H C E C IL , AARON H . B I B LE , S U S A N K A LE R G I S

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

39


40

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


HELLO, SAILOR feels like a Palm Springs hideaway from the

details throughout tie the space together. The bright and casual

1970s has landed on the docks of Lake Norman. We can’t

fare is served on retro peach trays and parquet wooden bowls,

stop gushing over the oh-so-groovy finishings and decor in

ideal for outdoor dining on their patio, or sipping summer-

this recently opened Davidson, NC, eatery from acclaimed

inspired cocktails at their tiki bar. Every vantage point offers a

restaurateurs, Katy and Joe Kindred (owners of Kindred in

dose of mid-century modern design inspiration. If your home

Davidson, NC). From the white stone walls to the cactus

features an open-concept floor plan, utilize an interesting wood

wallpaper and mid-mod light fixtures suspended throughout,

partition to create defined spaces, as seen in the entryway of

every detail has been thoughtfully curated to create a whimsical

the restaurant. To keep the entire space cohesive, establish a

atmosphere. Part cheeky, part retro, all fun. On the floors, trendy

playful color palette (we love Hello, Sailor’s peach, mustard, and

(and durable!) terrazzo meets slate tiles. Rattan and wicker

natural greens), and be sure to include lots of complementary

chairs play nicely with the leather butterfly chairs that flank

textures and finishes (think rattan, leather, velvet, and stone).

the citrus green fireplace. Warm walnut wood and gold chrome

HELLOSAILORNC.COM

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

41


“A little bit German. A whole lotta yum.” is how this Durham,

dangling shell chandeliers and paper lanterns. Rich tones

NC, gem describes itself. We might add, “And a heavy dose

of burgundy and orange fill the walls. Touches of bauhaus

of deliciously eclectic design.” GUGLHUPF is a bakery,

art nouveau are scattered throughout. Ornate metalwork,

biergarten, and café that is as visually interesting as its history.

figurines and water features flow between the indoor and

German-born owner Claudia Kemmet-Cooper opened the

outdoor spaces. The outdoor patio is both dog-friendly and

bakery 20 years ago, passionate to share delicacies from the

kid-friendly, “Children are highly encouraged to have fun

southwest region of Germany. Over time, the concept and

and play in the fountains...especially in their Sunday-best

building itself have expanded to include breakfast, lunch,

attire,” laughs Kemmet-Cooper. Take a design note from her

and an incredible full biergarten menu in the evening. Locally

approach—have fun and be bold! Mix eras, styles, and finishes

sourced, seasonal ingredients are at the heart of the chef-

to create a unique space that’s wholly yours.

driven menu. The atmosphere is dynamic with architecturally

GUGLHUPF.COM

striking features—soaring ceilings inside are illuminated by

42

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


A GUGLHUPF IS A YEAST-BASED CAKE WITH RAISINS TRADITIONALLY BAKED IN A CIRCULAR BUNDT MOLD.

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

43


We love this gallery wall of colorful prints. #SOnesty!

44

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019


It’s official—we have a thing for green tufted booths...especially

prints of similar size, as shown at Laura Lee’s, or mix it up by

the booths at LAURA LEE’S in Richmond, VA. The soft sage

using oversized prints, balanced with small pieces like polaroid

green booths run the length of the restaurant and are balanced

photos, postcards, or quotes from your favorite books.

perfectly by the green bar in the adjoining room, painted in

The only thing as vibrant as the decor at this neighborhood

the same subtle hue. White tin ceilings and an abundance

hot spot is the food itself. Trust us, the fried chicken and hush

of natural light keep the space feeling bright and cheerful.

puppy platter will not disappoint—a perfect blend of sweet and

Above the booths hangs a gallery of curated prints, adding

salty, served with dipping sauces, slaw, and buttery biscuits.

splashes of poppy color to the exposed brick wall. In your own

Craft cocktails in dazzling glassware elevate the experience.

home, gallery walls are a great way to add color, pattern, and

Follow this trick in your own home—building up a collection of

interest to a room. Use a mix of your own photos, small (i.e.,

mismatched vintage glassware in jewel tones, found at antique

affordable) paintings collected on your travels, and prints from

stores and flea markets.

art books, or even wallpaper samples. Play with scale—use

LAURALEESRVA.COM

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

45


CURB APPEAL

MODERN STUNNER Davidson, North Carolina

THE DESIGNER BEHIND THE LOOK:

Copy this look to enhance your curb appeal!

When interior designer and curator for MixModernHome, CATHERINE BOARDMAN, purchased this 1964 mid-century modern home in Davidson, NC, it was love at first sight. Boardman knew she wanted to let the architectural beauty of the home take center stage, keeping the accessories minimal, and the landscaping structured. TO CONNECT: mixmodernhome.com


C O L O R PA L E T T E A minimalist color palette with a punchy front door is always a success. Front Door: GOLDEN ARCHWAY (BM #146), Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com Windows & Trim: SUPER WHITE (BM #PM-1), Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com Door Trim & Soffit: DEEP CREEK (BM #1477), Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com

LIGHT FIXTURE The light fixture is original to the house, but if homeowner Catherine Boardman had to choose a modern version, she’d pick this groovy galaxy fixture based on the 1959 Stockholm series manufactured by EJS Lighting Corp. Galaxy Single

HOUSE NUMBERS

Sconce in Brushed Aluminum, $229, rejuvenation.com

Simple and chic, these house numbers could bring a midmod vibe to any home. Modern Avalon House Numbers by Atlas Homewares in Aged Bronze, $21 each, atlashomewaresdirect.com

W E L C O M E M AT Greet your guest with a little fun! We love this “hello” mat from Wayfair. Marquis Vertical Hello Doormat, $23, wayfair.com

PLANTER This modern faux-stone planter is handmade from a polystone material that resembles natural limestone, and is large enough to fit a beautiful canna tropicanna black plant. Shore Polyterrazzo Extra Large White Planter, $229, cb2.com

LANDSCAPING Keeping the vegetation orderly and manicured echos the clean lines of the architecture. The large crepe myrtle tree beautifully draws the eye upwards with its blush blooms. A mix of hollies on the left, and a red bud tree on the right offer height. In the upper flower box, pampas grass flourish. (The flowering part of the pampas is the beautiful, fluffy sprig that we’re seeing used in floral arrangements everywhere lately.) In the planter, a canna tropicanna black brings a seaside touch.

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

47


CUT OUT THIS CHECKLIST AND TACK IT UP SOMEWHERE HANDY!

DE-CLUTTER AND DE-PERSONALIZE □□ Remove approximately half of your items from bookcases, closets, and pantry. □□ Pack up knick-knacks and rarely used items. □□ Clear off countertops, remove all magnets/ photos from the refrigerator. □□ Remove personal photos, family heirlooms, and any provocative artwork. GO WITH THE FLOW □□ Rearrange furniture to demonstrate a room’s intended functionality (to you it may be a playroom, but is more valuable to a buyer as a dining room.) □□ Place furniture in a way that encourages logical traffic flow. □□ Remove oversized or unused furniture to make rooms feel bigger. TACKLE THAT TO-DO LIST □□ Freshen-up with a new coat of neutral paint. □□ Patch holes and repair any wall damage. □□ Recaulk any damaged trim or woodwork. □□ Fix doors that don’t completely close. □□ Replace any cracked floor tiles or broken window panes. LET THERE BE LIGHT □□ Wash all windows, inside and out. □□ Remove screens if unused. □□ Trim any outside landscaping that blocks natural light. □□ Open all curtains and blinds. □□ Add lamps to lighten dark rooms. □□ Replace burnt out bulbs.

HOME SALE

Checklist

Preparing your home for a sale is perhaps the most important organizational task you can tackle. But fear not, we’ve created this checklist to keep the process simple and straightforward. When selling your home, you’re trying to appeal to the highest number of buyers. By minimizing your decor and neutralizing the color palette, you are providing buyers with a space in which they can envision living.

48

NEST MAGAZINE | SPRING/SUMMER 2019

MAKE IT SPARKLE □□ Clean out cobwebs and all air vents/returns. □□ □□ □□ □□

Clean faucets, mirrors, and glass front cabinets. Replace worn rugs and use fresh towels. Hire a pro to do a thorough deep clean. Set aside a “clean-up kit” for last minute showing touch-ups.

THE FIDO FACTOR □□ Hide litter boxes, crates, and pet toys. □□ Steam clean carpets to remove pet odors. □□ Repair any pet damage to your home. □□ Remove animals for each showing. MAXIMIZE CURB APPEAL □□ Pressure wash front walkway. □□ Keep lawn green and free of weeds, put down fresh mulch. □□ Add a new welcome mat and some potted plants to your entry. □□ Consider a fresh coat of paint on the front door.


BANG

FOR YOU R

BUCK

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.

COMPARE LISTINGS FROM $100K–$350K

$10,000+ 1 BED + 0 BATH

$263,000 5 BEDS + 2.5 BATHS

$281,000 4 BEDS + 2.5 BATHS

$339,900 4 BEDS + 2.5 BATHS

Atlanta, GA @nestplayhouse

Chesterfield, VA MLS #1902917

Fredericksburg, VA MLS #1009957700

Huntersville, NC MLS #3452767

THIS PLAYHOUSE IS BEING AUCTIONED OFF, WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITING THE NONPROFIT ENDURING HEARTS. #GIVEBOLDLY

COMPARE LISTINGS FROM $351K–$799K

$362,900 3 BEDS + 2 BATHS

$429,900 5 BEDS + 3 BATHS

$439,900 4 BEDS + 3 BATHS

$689,000 5 BEDS + 4 BATHS

Leland, NC MLS #100127352

Apex, NC MLS #2221994

Verona, VA MLS #579379

Jackson, TN MLS #182432

COMPARE LISTINGS FROM $800K +

$825,000 4 BEDS + 4 BATHS

$1,149,000 6 BEDS + 5.5 BATHS

$1,275,000 5 BEDS + 4.5 BATHS

$1,549,000 4 BEDS + 3.5 BATHS

Atlanta, GA

Charlottesville, VA MLS #583752

Pulaski, VA MLS #403073

Asheville, NC MLS #3428868


MOVE BOLDLY

NESTREALTY.COM

PHOTO COURTESY HELLO, SAILOR + ELIZABETH CECIL

Profile for Nest Magazine

NEST Magazine - Spring/Summer 2019  

Advertisement