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LIVING ROOM DESIGNS
 
Inspiring living room designs by Nest+Co.
Each design is original and  unique -
mixing old with new, natural elements with modern pieces,

with a light neutral palette, fresh and bright with pops of colour.

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ANOTHER LIVING ROOM DESIGN
 

A new great room design for our clients -

California-organic-modernism inspired.

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BEFORE + AFTER PHOTOS

DREAM HOME OFFICE/STUDIO

GUEST ROOM
MAKEOVER

MASTER BEDROOM MAKEOVER

After Photo - Nest and Co Interior Designer, Interior Decorator, Burlington, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, NEST+CO Interior Design, Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton Antique Market, Booth 32F
Before Pic - Nest and Co Interior Designer, Interior Decorator, Burlington, Ontario, NEST+CO Interior Design
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Daughter Is Off To University...So Momma
Gets A New Home Office!

From dated and tired...
to a cozy and
charming escape!

From dark and dreary...
to a fresh, eclectic,
cozy feel!

KITCHEN DESIGNS
 
Inspiring kitchen designs by Nest+Co.
Each stunning design is rooted in old-world charm,
with an eclectic blend of classic and rustic elements that exude
warmth, style and sophistication.

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OUR LATEST PROJECT
 
A Living Room Refresh...A Tropical Glam Escape - Inspired by the Greek Islands.

Missing traveling? With traveling at a dead halt, we are noticing a new trend in wanting to create our own private oasis in our homes...a place to escape the day-to-day and relax and rejuvenate...a place to enjoy beautiful music, sip on a cocktail and enjoy the little things...like a good book or the sounds of waves coming in. This living room makeover changed this bland space to a refreshing, bright, exotic experience...inspired by the beautiful Greek islands. Mixing natural elements like wicker, exotic woods, marble and banana leaf furniture with the crisp, cool colours of the sea, modern, clean lines, Mediterranean tile, soft, flowing drapery and seaside discoveries...this space has been completely made-over. Painting a used fireplace mantle to look like marble and the existing piano to let go of the dark, dull wood - these pieces have come to life with a new look to support the exotic, elegant, glam feel of the room - like entering a posh, boutique hotel in Mykonos....with the sea, sky and white architecture honouring decades of hospitality in one of the most beautiful places on earth. We have installed the new "Frame" TV from Samsung, boasting 40 000 pieces of art and a white magnetic frame, this TV is now another beautiful element in the room, with a Sonos Soundbar to add beautiful music to the experience. Candles of mango and coconut add to the exotic experience and every seat hosts a beautiful martini table and the bar cart beautiful wines and aperitifs, perfect for a quite drink before or after dinner. This space is a gorgeous escape and a lovely place to catch up with dear friends and share stories with the family. With every element preplanned in the original design, shopping was easy and quick...purchasing everything at once...saving money and time. This project came in at under $10, 000...including furniture, paint, drapery, carpets, textiles, accent furniture and accessories. Selling the existing furniture pieces and accessories on Facebook Marketplace made extra money to subsidize the quality electronics. A success all round!

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AFTER

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DREAM HOME OFFICE/STUDIO
 

Daughter Is Off To University...So Momma Gets A New Home Office!

With her last daughter off to University and no need for this extra bedroom, this Momma, (a creative artist), had high hopes for this blank canvas! Though she had a home office she shared with her husband, she had always wanted a home studio where she could work in peace and quiet...that was clean and organized, an expression of herself, showcased her work and had a place for everything. The white walls were perfect, but other than that, everything had to go...She didn't have a vision of what she wanted it to look like, other than to create a space that was both functional and inspiring...bright and warm, and could showcase some of her most valued treasures...

AFTER

After Photo - Nest and Co Interior Designer, Interior Decorator, Burlington, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, NEST+CO Interior Design, Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton Antique Market, Booth 32F
After Photo - Nest and Co Interior Designer, Interior Decorator, Burlington, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, NEST+CO Interior Design, Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton Antique Market, Booth 32F

With a lovely collection of accessories, art and books, as well as some of her own art, it was easy to create an inspiring space that reminded this creative Mother of her travels throughout the years to the Mediterranean, and her education and passion for fine art.

Though pulling the carpet and replacing it with hard wood will have to wait a few more months, we decided to get moving and pull the rest of the room together asap. This project only took one week to design, shop and install - and cost less than $800 in materials!

Here is a look at what changes we made in the room:

  • Painted 2 existing dressers black, adding new gold hardware

  • Took apart bookshelves she had in her last office and added Tommy Bahama fabric to the make a dramatic back panel effect

  • Added a colourful 'faux terracotta tile' vinyl strip to the existing desk she had been using, to give it a Mediterranean feel - a clean space to draw, paint, work on her laptop, work on crafts and sew

  • Framed and hung some of our own photography with a mix of art to create a beautiful 'wall art' collection

  • Hung sheer curtains to keep a light feel in the room and let the morning light in

  • Purchased terracotta pots and 'aged' with lime and added lots of new plants, starting cuttings in little glass jars, so she could have endless new plants going forward

  • Organized all of her sewing supplies in the wall organizer behind the desk, so everything has its place

  • Organized all of her knitting and yarn supplies, sewing machine, fabric samples and magazines in the closet

  • Organized all of her other textiles, paint supplies, marketing materials and more, in the dressers

  • Painted the wood trunk (a fantastic find in her basement), perfect for extra seating and storage. Added a faux fur and some custom-made pillows to create a cozy nook for reading and brainstorming, looking out the window with a tea on a rainy day or extra seating for guests

  • Found homes for her carving tools, pastels, markers, drawing pencils, easel, small looms, etc.

  • Found the wicker, vintage hamper at an Antique Market, painted it white (perfect for extra storage)

  • Hung her favorite little pieces of art and displayed her art books and coins that she had collected along her travels on the bookshelves

  • Sewed custom pillows from the Tommy Bahama fabric

  • Organized her paperwork, orders, invoices, booklets, catalogues, receipts, magazines, etc. in 3 places (2 small file cabinets underneath the desk, a wall magazine rack behind the door and organizers in the closet)

  • Hung a new absolutely fantastic modern gold and globe light fixture (adding a dimmer switch to the wall switch), plus added a new modern desk lamp for working on at the desk area

  • Hung a wall shelf over the smaller dresser, connecting the two for a secondary work area, adding a bar metal and wicker stool

  • Accessorized the room with fab finds we picked up at Antique markets and thrift shops such as unique pottery, spools that second as candle holders, wicker baskets, place mats and bowls, wood bowls, etc.

  • Hung a fab antique printer's stamp tray on the wall between the 2 bookshelves to create a symmetrical, clean modern feel

  • Added hooks to hang her mobiles and fabrics samples

  • Added a TV so she could watch her Netflix and YouTube while working for inspiration and learning

  • Added a fantastic Bentwood antique chair and a lovely ladder-back chair with a wicker seat we painted, for extra seating when clients or family drop in to chat

  • We even added one of our own aromatherapy candles for relaxation

As you can see, the results are fantastic and she was thrilled! Everything has it's place in this room...and though it is filled with all kinds of treasures that mean so much to her, it isn't too busy or cluttered, but instead inspires and breathes...with a perfect place for everything - a place to work, visit, think, read and create!

 

GUEST ROOM MAKEOVER
 

From dated and tired...to a cozy and charming escape!

These clients wanted to refresh their guest room that had sported a Parisian theme for the last 13 years, but was due for a change. This black and white theme had it's day and reminded them of their travels to Paris, but now they yearned for warmth and colour, vintage and antiques - and an all-round cozy, comfy and inviting feel - all on a budget.

AFTER

Before Pic - Nest and Co Interior Designer, Interior Decorator, Burlington, Ontario, NEST+CO Interior Design
Before Pic - Nest and Co Interior Designer, Interior Decorator, Burlington, Ontario, NEST+CO Interior Design

MASTER BEDROOM MAKEOVER
 

From dark and dreary...to a fresh, eclectic, cozy feel!

We took a week to design, shop and put this guest room together. From the initial design to personal shopping, sewing to placement, it all came together beautifully - and for only $900 in new product and materials. We even managed to sell some of the items she didn't need anymore and brought in an extra $300 to go towards their new purchases!

The client had many pleasant memories of a childhood cottage in Turkey Point in the 70's and 80's and was hoping to recreate the charm and coziness of times gone by. So, we went shopping...off to the local antique markets and our BOUTIQUE and she was very excited when we found a vintage chenille blanket that reminded her of her childhood bed at her cottage, plus a piece of art that tugged at her heartstrings....a drawing of a cottage typical of the Turkey Point cottages in the 1970's. Plus, a piece of art that reminded all of us of an east coast fishing village, which inspired the colour scheme for the room - yellow, red and blue accents, popping on a neutral palette.

We purchased a new, striped duvet cover and then custom-made all of the pillows on the bed, bench and chair, as well as the drapery and the bed runner. The art, accents and baskets were all purchased at antique stores and vintage shops and from local artists.

Here is a look at what changes we made in the room:

  • Chalk painted the antique Duncan Phyfe dresser blue

  • Chalk painted the little desk and chair red

  • Ordered fabric and custom-made the pillows on the bed, bench and chair, as well as the bed runner and drapery

  • Through our personal shopping service found all of the art in antique and vintage shops

  • Purchased new lamps - hanging a black and gold modern barrel ceiling light, plus adding a vintage wall lamp and a beautiful glass night stand lamp for reading

  • Painted and hung wood chair rail, added hooks

  • Reorganized the closet, bench, wardrobe and baskets to accommodate extra bedding and space for the guests' belongings

  • Made the hanging cross-stitch

  • Added accent pieces and accessorized

  • Purchased new bed pillows and a bed skirt

  • Purchased an antique wood accent chair and made custom pillows, to compliment the bedding for a cozy feel

  • Added books for the guests to read and a crystal dish for safe keeping of their jewelry

  • Added a faux fur and pillows on the bench for a cozy spot to relax, read, enjoy a tea, etc.

The room turned out beautifully! The room is cozy and charming, with an east coast cottage-feel that invites the guests to come in, relax and rejuvenate....all done within a week for under their $1000.00 budget - for new purchases and materials! Our clients loved it so much, they were tempted to sleep in this room now, instead of their master bedroom!

 

Our clients had been living in this dark, dreary space coated in a dark, dull taupe with dark grey curtains for too long. They had been hoping to create a neutral, monochromatic palette but had gotten stuck somewhere along the way and never completed the look. Though they had large windows - their view faced large pine trees - pretty to look at, but blocking a lot of the natural light. This Master Bedroom  had become a dark cave... a place to sleep, change and then leave (as quickly as possible)...unfortunately now one of their least favorite rooms in the home. Such as shame as it is a lovely space with huge potential - a large room with a cozy gas fireplace, double doors, large windows with a lovely view and an en-suite with a jacuzzi and shower and walk-in closet off to the side...These folks were ready for change...for light, contrasts, colour, personality and style...a rooms that they would want to spend time in...to read, relax, watch tv, meditate or simply just 'be'. A room with personality and charm...

AFTER

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We took under 2 weeks to design, shop, paint and put this beautiful master bedroom together. From the initial design to personal shopping, sewing to placement, it all came together beautifully - and for less than $1200 in new product and materials. We are not quite done, but just have a few things to add when we find the perfect piece...

We painted the room a bright white on 3 walls and a dark charcoal on the accent wall behind the bed, which immediately brightened the room and added some contrast and a modern vibe. We purchased a new duvet cover and pillowcases and 2 new alarm clocks, and all the rest was found in vintage and antique markets. We created a beautiful basket collection on the right wall, added a vintage bamboo chair and custom-made the accent pillows, bed runner and drapery. We accessorized with vintage and antique pieces, distressing the terracotta pottery and adding a modern element of black and/or gold details, we painted and distressed the existing antique dresser a grey/blue and the 2 antique night stands in the same dark charcoal as the accent wall, so they blend in. We added accents in gold and brass throughout the room to tie in with the 2 new (absolutely fantastic) antique brass wall lamps and painted the white vases and gold vases to accentuate the colour scheme.

Here is a look at what changes we made in the room:

  • Painted the walls

  • Chalk painted and weathered the antique dresser a blue/grey

  • Chalk painted the 2 antique night stands charcoal

  • Ordered fabric and custom-made the pillows on the bed and chair, as well as the bed runner and drapery

  • Through our personal shopping service found all of the art and accessories in antique and vintage shops

  • Purchased and hung new (absolutely fantastic) wall lamps

  • Purchased a fab vintage bamboo chair, accessorized with a faux sheepskin and accent pillow

  • Purchased a vintage wicker plant stand

  • Purchased vases from a thrift store and painted them gold to coordinate with the wall lamps

  • Found fab vintage terracotta vases/urns and distressed them with lime, adding modern details with black and gold paint

  • Updated the alarm clocks

  • Found a gorgeous antique wood box at a local antique market, the perfect piece to go above the bed, adding to restful the symmetry

  • Discovered a variety of beautiful wicker plates, bowls and baskets in vintage shops to create an on-trend display of wicker plates on the wall

  • Ordered in and hung hooks by the bed for housecoats

  • Found lovely wicker baskets for books and magazines by the bed

  • Discovered a gorgeous wood platter to accessorize the dresser with

  • And more!

 

The room turned out lovely! It is now warm and bright - eclectic, with a slight french country/modern/bo-ho feel - a master bedroom that speaks charm and relaxation, symmetry and vintage style - with a chair for reading or enjoying a coffee or wine by the window on a quiet, snowy day, a bed full of comfy pillows for relaxing, reading or to sneak in a cat-nap, and unique vintage details that take you away to another place and another time. All of this was accomplished in less than 2 weeks - under their budget of $15000 - for new purchases and materials!

 

What's left to do? Find or build the perfect bench for the end of the bed (we are hoping for an antique traditional wide bench and recover it in  a distressed cool blue leather), a small table for the chair and perhaps a multi-level plant stand for the left side of the fireplace, knit or find a white knit throw for the end of the bed and paint the wood sticks in the vase...so, almost done! And still $300 is left in our shopping budget of $1500! Now to find the perfect pieces....stay tuned!