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History of Design: Constructing Coziness

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Constructing coziness through the ages by Tom Seabrook What does it mean to be cozy? When you’re cozy, you’re warm, safe, comfortable, relaxed—qualities we seek in our lives, and in our homes. How did people in the past achieve this coveted coziness? Read on to explore the history behind some of our favorite cozy home…

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History of Design: Color Curiosities

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by Tom Seabrook We tend to picture history in shades of black, white, grey, and sepia, thanks to the earliest photographs we have. But the past was not strictly somber; in fact, most of human history has been awash in vibrant color. Take a journey through time to learn more about historical colorways. PATRIOTIC PALETTE…

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History of Design: The Fireplace

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by Tom Seabrook The fireplace is often the heart of the home, and there’s nothing quite like the ambiance of a crackling blaze. But have you ever wondered how fireplaces have changed over the years? Toss another log on the fire and keep reading to learn more about the warmest spot in the home. HOME…

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History of Design: Gardens

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by Tom Seabrook Gardens have delighted the senses for millennia—from barriers for animals built by cavemen to the gardens of Versailles, to the sprawling botanical gardens that beautify our cities today, every culture has left their unique mark on gardening. Explore with us as we dig deeper into the fascinating, enlightening, and sometimes whimsical history…

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The History of Design

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Have you ever looked at something on your home and wondered, why is that even there? Where did it come from? Why the heck do we call it that? Let’s explore the inspiration behind classic architectural features you might run across in your town…or even in your own home. Read on to learn more, then see if you can spot…

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Design Inspiration – Local Eateries

Design Inspiration - Local Eateries

TEXT by Jasmine Bible + PHOTOGRAPHY by Elizabeth Cecil, Aaron H. Bible, Susan Kalergis When you’re craving design inspiration for your home, look no further than your local eatery! We bring you three restaurants with distinctly different styles—each brimming with design ideas that you can replicate in your own home. HELLO, SAILOR HELLO, SAILOR feels…

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House Tour: Natural Wonder

A stunning home designed incorporates timeless materials, natural elements, and organic textures. Anissa Zajac has an uncanny eye for design that people are magnetically drawn to. Her serene and approachable aesthetic resonates and inspires. What started years ago as documenting her passion for designing her own home quickly led to an Instagram following and a…

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Architecture of a Roofline

The history behind the intricacies and designs of the most popular roof types Look up and you’ll see a stunning variety of roof lines, shapes and designs, no matter what age or style of neighborhood you live in. As homeowners and lovers of architecture and home design, our curiosity had finally gotten the best of…

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Nest Realty’s Sweat the Details Podcast Episode 81

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Nest Realty’s Sweat the Details podcast continues, now on Episode 74, and we’re excited to bring you interesting conversations that touch on real estate — and how we look beyond real estate for inspiration. Listen to the podcast here, and subscribe to the podcast here. Summary: Jim and Greg Slater chat with Russ Edwards, President of TIger…

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The Art of Hanging Artwork: Tips and Tricks for How to Hang Art in Your Home

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Hanging artwork in your home can be just as tricky as knowing what to buy. No one wants to look up and see empty walls. But where to start adorning your home with meaningful, beautiful artwork? Are there really hard and fast rules when it comes to selecting and installing artwork in your home? What…

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House Tour: Mid-Century Modern

A mid-modern architectural treasure is lovingly revived in Blacksburg, Virginia. On a quiet street in Blacksburg, Virginia, rests a lovely home that appears to hover amongst the trees. Built in 1960, when clean lines and walnut paneling reigned supreme, walking into this home feels a bit like walking into a time capsule. But it took…

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Architectural Staycation

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Travel the World through Architecture The holidays are over and your summer tan is a distant memory. It probably feels like time for a vacation! But travel is difficult right now, so that weekend in Paris might have to wait. Why not (safely) explore hidden gems you can find right in your own town or…

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Meet the Agent: Susanne Hackett

We’re proud of the team of agents we’ve assembled here at Nest Realty. We think they’re pretty awesome, and we think you will, too. During Nest Stories’ “Meet the Agent” series, we sit down with our agents and brokers to learn more about them, what makes them tick, and why they’re passionate about the real…

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The Revival of a 1970s A-frame Home

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Let the Sun Shine in. Lovingly dubbed the Wildflower Chalet, this 1970s A-frame is, in a word, stunning. The architecture, the natural light, and the views add up to a magical home tucked high in the mountains. But it wasn’t always so cheery—when the new owners purchased the home, wood beams throughout were painted in…

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The Ins and Outs of Today’s HOA

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If you thought navigating the ins and outs of an HOA, and its associated costs and benefits, was just for condo buyers, think again. HOA stands for Homeowners Association: an organization responsible for managing some of the day-to-day activities and responsibilities of a tight-knit living community. It takes a coordinated effort to care for a…

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Understanding Common Architectural Styles as You Shop for Your New Home

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Last week we discussed buying an older home with character, but what does that mean? Let’s take a refresher on the most common architectural styles you’ll find in homes throughout the U.S. Colonial Colonials are one of the most common homes styles in the country, especially in the Northeast, where they first found traction in…

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BEFORE + AFTER: A Seaside Escape

A rental property in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, gets an understated upgrade. Text by JASMINE BIBLE + Photography by ELLIS CREEK PHOTOGRAPHY Waves crashing and sand between your toes may not be what your mind immediately conjures when you think of winter…but a seaside escape can be unexpectedly cozy if done the right way. When…

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Architectural Oddities

Architectural Oddities

Architecture can be beautiful, moving, inspiring…and occasionally very odd. Sometimes, you need a little craziness to spice up your city! Take a journey with us to explore architectural oddities in some of our Nest locations: National Museum of the Marine Corps Located just half an hour from Nest Realty Fredericksburg, the National Museum of the…

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Creating A Cohesive Nest with Cassie Bustamante

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TEXT Jasmine Bible + PHOTOGRAPHY Cassie Bustamante  DESIGNER Cassie Bustamante LOCATION Greensboro, NC INSTAGRAM @cassie_bustamante WEBSITE  cassiebustamante.com Follow along with Bustamante for home improvement and self improvement.  Moving into a new home is exciting, exhilarating, and fun. But let’s be honest, decorating it can also feel overwhelming. We reached out to designer Cassie Bustamante to…

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Sweat the Details with Rob Hahn, Take 2

For this episode of the podcast, we are joined again by Rob Hahn. If you’re a regular listener, a couple weeks ago you would have heard an episode where Rob, and Jim and Keith spent probably far too long talking about some of the issues surrounding fair housing, and current market issues. Several topics came…

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Sweat the Details with Rob Hahn, Part 1

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How Towns are Divided We were joined this week by Rob Hahn, the Notorious Rob, a Strategy Consultant in the real estate space who works with some of the largest companies and organizations in it. A lawyer by training, but not in practice, Rob is one of the most well known and outspoken voices in…

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Sweat the Details: Lyle Solla Yates Discussing Race, Zoning, Planning, and the Future

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Race, Zoning, Planning, and the Future In this episode we speak with Lyle Solla-Yates, who works in the IT industry for the University of Virginia, lives in Charlottesville, VA where he serves as a Planning Commissioner, and is an independent researcher. Since 2018, Solla-Yates has been, “Investigating the connections between white supremacy, segregation, and modern anti-housing…

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Finding Inspiration

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When it comes to interior design, where do you find your inspiration? Does it begin with one simple object—a gorgeous piece of tile, the pattern of a pillow, or the colors found in a piece of artwork? Perhaps a beautiful element from nature, or a certain style, or era, awakens your design spirit? We asked…

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Buying 101

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The First Five Steps to Buying a Home At Nest, we believe that buying and selling real estate is the most important financial and life decision you will ever make. In this blog post, we’ll go over the first five steps to take when buying a new home. These steps apply to both first-time buyers…

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Meet the Agent: Tabitha Furr

We’re proud of the team of agents we’ve assembled here at Nest Realty. We think they’re pretty awesome, and we think you will too. During our “Meet the Agent” series, we sit down with our agents to learn more about them, what makes them tick, and why they’re passionate about the real estate industry. In this in…

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Charlottesville Art

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A Vibrant Community By Joe Li Despite never having had a population to surpass 50,000, Charlottesville, VA, has always boasted an art scene comparable to those of larger metropolitan areas. Take a walk around town and you’ll quickly come to see the rich and vibrant art community that a century ago inspired celebrated painter Georgia…

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