Hi there! I’m The Nester. Why? Well, my real name Myquillyn, it’s quite unique and hard to pronounce and it just seemed easier to use a pretend name. This is my family full of handsome fellas. Handsome, aren’t they, those fellas?
I started Nesting Place in November of 2007. I’ve always had a love affair with my house, ok, with all houses, and this blog is a place for you to come and find decorating encouragement, creative ideas, and be reminded that “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful”.
Find out about the dresser here
I like deals. I like to find things and make them beautiful. I’m also not afraid to save my cold hard cash and invest it in a good sofa.
We All Want A Pretty House, Don’t We?
I know what it’s like to want a pretty house and not have much to work with and still have to get dinner on the table, nurse a baby and wash your hair. I know what it’s like to rent and live with white walls and ugly carpet. I have decorated on no budget in the past. I’ve decided not to wait until my house is perfect to share it, use it and love it. I regret those years where I spent my time wishing my home was something more and not enjoying what I had.
I want to be able to live fully within the mess, with the imperfections.
This isn’t a DIY blog. This isn’t a typical decorating blog. This is a blog about how to think about your home. And along the way, I hope you and I both can focus more on our own personal style. Your current home can be the home you love.
Most of the photos you will find on Nesting Place are photos I took of our home–if I grabbed the photo from someone else, I’ll tell you with a link to them.
We have lived in three different rentals in three years and before that we owned a home and were able to spruce up the outside of it. We are currently renting and have been in the same home for 4 years which is CRAZY for us!
This is the last house we owned:
The old nest before and after
Nesting Place was the name of my little tassel making business and then my redesign business. A few years ago we moved to a new city. Instead of going back into clients homes and having to change out of my PJ’s, I have decided to write about what I love. It’s my dream job. I really, really love it.
Here’s a design manifesto that I subscribe to::
The Nester has been featured in Ladies Home Journal
& Cottages and Bungalows
And had a four room feature the the February 2013 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Do It Yourself magazine.
Our home will also be featured in the 2013 issue of Better Homes & Garden’s Christmas Ideas. I dare say I have the least expensive, most simple Christmas decorating that has ever been featured in a magazine.
The Nester has been featured at these fine sites:
and again here.
Contributor and tassel artist for (in)courage
Speaker at She Speaks for the Blogging Track 2009
Speaker at Blissdom ’08, ’09,’10, ’11
I promise. It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.
Where to go next? Want to take a tour of our home?