A blog based in Toronto, Canada which is mostly about DIY, decorating your home on a budget, making beautiful things and my life in downtown Toronto.


Hi. I am Meagan. That’s me down below with Nan. This picture is absolutely perfect – I am smothering her, attempting to get a nice shot of the two of us and she is looking like a zombie freak dog.

Meagan from the Row House Nest


I am a stubborn lady who thinks I can figure out most things if I think about it long enough. Throw a little common sense in there, a little internet sleuthing, a little elbow grease and some patience – and the result is a know-it-all gal with a wealth of You Can Do It Yourself attitude.

I am constantly on the hunt for new ideas, old objects that deserve another life and in general, things that will make me happy. I am inspired by creative uses of objects, wood, anything from before 1955, the taste of good coffee, free spirits, dogs, turquoise, the countryside, a good story and lemon. I love the tang of a good lemon! Of late, I am obsessed with the outdoors more than ever before.

Row House Nest blogger

Previously based in Ireland, The Row House Nest was inspired by our quirky, perfectly formed Irish row house that lived in when I started the blog in 2010. What can I say? I was unemployed and had a lot of time on my hands – so starting a blog seemed like the natural solution. I relocated back to Toronto, Canada for work in August 2011 and am currently living the Canadian Dream again – working Monday to Friday, living for the weekends and my summers off! I daydream about camping and hiking a lot and have a serious problem with always looking at dogs for adoption (intrigued? Contact me! I love talking about dogs).

So that’s me. What about you?

Still want to talk? Email me: meagan@rowhousenest.com

I am a proud dog momma to Nan. She is absolutely the love of my life. For real.


Not convinced? Look at this awesome picture of her cruising around a trail on Fogo Island (Newfoundland) from the summer (August 2013). We are true partners in crime.




  • Sarah-Jane, Sean, & Bobby

    I have been checking out bits and pieces your blog all day…Sean too…even Bobby the dog is looking over my shoulders at the awesome page! Great job. I will definitely keep checking back for new ideas. Really like the silhouettes…

  • irene schlarb

    what a great idea!! would you like me to send you oma’s kipfel receipe!! i think it’s pretty comforting when you walk into a home and there are some awesome home baked kipfels! a receipe where the dough was kept in the well to keep it at a temperature that made it a great taste to bit into years ago!! thinking of you two! love irene

    • http://www.rowhousenest.com admin

      Irene! Would love Oma’s recipe! A warm affordable welcome indeed!!!

  • Kelly

    “Nester” so proud of ya! This is just great! I’ll have some BC links to share with ya in the coming months :)

  • http://matthewdmead.wordpress.com/ Matthew Mead

    Very nice job Meagan, all the best to Brian and yourself. :)

    • http://www.rowhousenest.com admin

      Hi Matt! A surprise seeing you here! Thanks a lot! How are you???? Coming to Ireland anytime soon?

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  • Tara

    I was in love with an Irish transplant this summer and thought I might end up like you but he broke my heart

  • http://www.facebook.com/gianna.real85 Gianna Real

    Hi! Love your blog and your dog…I have 2 beagles too!

  • http://twitter.com/brenton_clarke Brenton Little

    Are all of these photos your own? How could I go about purchasing one to use in a design that I’m doing? Thanks… you can email me or message me back on twitter hello@brentonlittle.com or @brenton_clarke

  • bree

    Oooh! Smooches to Nan! What a beautiful dog. Love!!! Our doggies Scout and Nahla are our fur babies, for real! So happy we’ve stumbled upon each others’ blogs. Thank you for the motivation and inspiration. You are so lovely!! Looking forward to reading more from you… :) :) :)

    • http://www.rowhousenest.com Meagan

      HA! Thanks Bree! Glad you like my blog too (phew). That could have been awkward!