A creative and comfy blog based in Toronto, Canada focused on helping others bring out their inner ‘nester’. For those of you who are less familiar with the term ‘nester’, it is an individual who craves to make their place of residence a home. A real home. I love my home and want you to love yours too.
This blog encompasses home design and decor, how-to-tutorials (DIY), gardening tricks and ideas, thrifty decorating tips and most of all: a place for me to vent all my decor loves and obsessions.
The Occupant of The Nest:
This project is run by a true blue ‘nester’ with a love for all things old fashioned – combined with a mission to provide a one-stop-shop (hopefully) for those looking to decorate their own home. Oh – and my name is Meagan! This site is designed to share a multitude of decorating tips, secrets, ideas and general information for your consumption (someone should benefit from the hours I spend online right?).
In absolutely no way, shape or form am I any sort of design professional or expert!!! So what am I then? I am an extremely stubborn young woman 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 a lot of 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 find comfort in researching, sourcing and creating a cozy, beautiful home to be proud of. 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 – so watch out!
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. 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 day dream about camping and hiking a lot and have a problem with searching dogs that need rescuing online (intrigued? Contact me! I love talking about dogs).
So that’s me. What about you?
Still want to talk? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org