Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ruffles a-plenty!

Hey Nesters! I had a fun purchase this weekend that I am elated to share with you guys. Maybe I'm just a huge home goods nerd but I got the cutest throw blanket. E.V.E.R.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Page Presentation

Heya Nesters! We're back in action on this beautiful Monday in Beantown.  Over the weekend there were lots of festivities and fun to be had, but I carved out a little smidge of time to make a couple sigh-worthy changes to the ol' nest 'o' mine.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Roommate Etiquette

Every single person is different, particularly when it comes to living situations.  All of you Nesters have your own habits and also your own pet peeves. Some people are communal livers and some people are loners. {I am of the latter breed.} But no matter what sect of liver you belong to, there are some ground rules for living with roommates...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Card Art

Heya Nesters! Last year sometime I went to an local artist community open studio.  Most of the art was out of my price range (which is nil) but one photographer {sadly, whose name escapes me} had some photos that really stood out to me. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Check Out my Chevy!

And by Chevy I mean chevroning, of course!  If your not familiar, Wikipedia describes chevroning as: "The general shape of a V character, or a triangular shape pointing up or more often, down."  
 Well let me tell you... I love me some chevroned stripes!

Monday, August 23, 2010

DIY Project: Pretty Little Dish Towels

Heya Nesters!  Today I'm bringing you a new DIY project to spruce up that kitchen of yours. Remember way back when I wanted to flank my LOVE poster with this lemon printed fabric?  Well I chose to go with a different accent for that piece and saved the fabric to use to make my dish towels look much more "Gina."

Friday, August 20, 2010


Heya Nesters!  May I first say TGIF!! Now, may I ask you for your help?  It's a long shot but I have entered this contest called "The Selby is in Your Place" hosted by one of our all time faves- CB2.  Now the key... I need you to go on to THIS LINK and vote for me!!  Sadly, you can only vote once but make that vote count!! The winner gets a photo shoot in your nest with famed fashion and interior photographer Todd Selby. 

{photo by Todd Selby. courtesy of fanpop.com}

As if that's not cool enough? You also win 10 thousand buckeroos to CB2!! Yes please!!

So, head over to THIS LINK RIGHT HERE! YEP THIS ONE! ALL IN CAPITOL LETTERS! YES, YOUR MOUSE IS ON IT RIGHT NOW! OK AAAAND CLICKKKKK! that is titled Gina's Temporary Nest and vote for me! Imagine all the cool posts I could show you guys about the behind the scenes on the photo shoot!? {Must ...stop ...getting ...excited! AHH!}

Happy Friday Nesters! Enjoy the beautiful weekend ahead! I'll be back with you on Monday!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oriental Rug Love

When I was living at my old house, I had to accommodate the interesting multi-level design of the apartment.  The old, wide board hardwoods creaked like crazy underfoot and caused some serious disruption for our downstairs neighbors.  We solved the issue with lots of throw rugs and one larger area rug.  You can see a couple of them here as well as my cute inexpensive living room area rug.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Move 'em on! Head 'em up! Rawhide!

{image courtesy of Apartment Therapy}

Good Morning Nesters! Lately, I keep getting glimpses of some stunning rooms that incorporate animal hides and I have to wipe the drool from my lip every time. I fantasize about having a dining room with a cowhide under the table. Take a look...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Heya Nesters! Today's post is a question for you guys and I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter, so leave comments a plenty!

At the end of the day, when you're sleepy eyed and you've brushed your teeth and are in your coziest PJ's... you walk into your bedroom to settle down for a long winters nap go to sleep...do you shut the door behind you or leave it open?

Monday, August 16, 2010

DIY Project: Nils Stool Ikea Hack

Heya Nesters! Lately, I've been working hard to prepare for today, Matt's 26th birthday, and what do you get for the man that has everything? Ikea stools. Yep! You read right!  You see, he collects Japanese arcade machines that require the player to sit {as opposed to American where you stand generally} and has longed for some replacement stools for the wooden Ikea ones he has now: 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Plight of the Cable Bill

 {Oh... wait... wrong kind of bill}
 Heya Nesters!  So, this blog is not just about decor but also about apartment living. Now that I'm living alone, I am 100% self reliant.  And let me tell you-- life is good!  There is no one but myself to get mad at when the dishes are in the sink. I can't have an unexpected guest because I always know who's coming over!  But coming from the shared responsibility of a roommate situation can haunt you... even three months later.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bodacious Beds

Heya Nesters! Sorry I've been a smidge MIA this week, its been WILD around here! In efforts to force out the insanity and bring in the serenity:  I wanted to share a few bedrooms to make you reverie in the thought of the impending weekend and sleeping late and perhaps even some precious cuddle time with your hunny bunny.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Conference Room Makeover

We have some VIP guests heading over to our office on Tuesday and I've been scrambling to finish up our conference room rehab.  If we could tear down walls and rebuild we would but that just isnt in the cards, since if you remember in this post we rent our facility and have been since pretty much the beginning of time!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Back to School II

Heya Nesters!  I am back with you on this bright Monday Morning with an albeit late follow up post to Thursdays Back to School post.  We discussed consigning, donating and throwing away some of your clothes to make room for that oh-so-cute new Autumn attire.  Or just to clean things up and declutter. So now what are you supposed to do with all those things you are keeping?

Friday, August 6, 2010

DIY Project: Jewelry Hoop

Heya Nesters!  I've been working on fixing up my bedroom for the last couple of weeks. I've desperately been looking for a new system in which to keep my jewelry.  After some brainstorming, I came up with going a little "crafty" and made my way to my local craft store to pick up a needlepoint hoop and fabric.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Back to School

Heya Nesters! As you may or may not know, Matt is a teacher, so the eight short weeks of Summer-fun-in-the-sun are a little extra sweet for us.  We try to take advantage of every weekend at the beach or outside in quaint little town moseying from store to store.  We dread seeing the nice weather whiz by, only to have another fall beating down our door. But one thing I love about fall- its the best season for clothes! I love to pull out the light jackets and sweaters I forgot I had and give them life again.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Delightful Design

Heya Nesters! I've been pondering more about my spaces, about what images I want to omit from my collection and what I feel like I'm missing.  I love the gallery and what that adds to the space and I am happy with the new placement of the kind of dark and moody John Singer Sargent painting.  The new clock is awkwardly filling the space between TV and the silver chest. I'm really having the most trouble when it comes to the space behind the TV....

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Accessorizing the Secret Garden

Mornin' Nesters! Today, I thought I would regale you with a visual montage of some very apropos and stunning images. So take a peek and reverie in the notion that sometimes... just sometimes, there is a hint of romance and whimsy landing right here on the ground. 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Switcheroo Number Two!

Heya Nesters!  I had been mooning over flipping the layout of my bedroom similar to the way I changed my living room around.  So, Friday night I carpe diem'd and started hauling all my accessories out of the room.  All the junk under the bed, the mirror off the dresser, pulled the drawers out were hap-hazardly thrown in the kitchen.  Remember the awkward lay out before hand?