PRO-TIP SERIES : Installing our Classic Hardware

PRO-TIP SERIES : Installing our Classic Hardware

Though it's aptly named the "Classic" collection for a reason, there are plenty of ways to install our Classic pieces that will make you see hardware in a new way! And because we love a good infographic, and of course the lovely installs we see in your designs, we put together some examples of how our hardware can best accessorize your space. Check out these install tips, created from the hardware pro's here at Nest Studio.  Classic-01 Design by Chrissy & Co. Design by Lisa Lamb Interiors. Classic-02 From the kitchen of our own Chief Operating Officer, Jess Burne Davis!... Read more

Timeless Living for Two Luxury Retirement Remodels: A Project Filled with Nest Studio Hardware

Timeless Living for Two Luxury Retirement Remodels: A Project Filled with Nest Studio Hardware

All photography by Nicole Wickens at Green Door Photography  For the last year, the Nest Studio team has excitedly waited to see the final product of two recently remodeled retirement condos in Missoula, Montana. The reason being, they are filled with our hardware!   This project is a special one for us to share on our blog because it's a collaboration brought together by hardware enthusiasts. Our friend, Melina Datsopoulos, interior designer of Boutique Interiors and co-designer on this project, also owns a tile and hardware showroom called Trappings Studio, which happens to carry Nest Studio’s hardware. Her business partner, Logan... Read more

Lauren's Six Picks

Lauren's Six Picks

It seems like forever ago when we introduced you to the Nest team via 6 Picks. (In fact, we probably should redo them at some point as picks are likely different post Covid.) Back in 2019 you met Jess Davis, Jess Burne, and LuAnne Kleppe. Now, as the Nest team is growing, we are pleased to introduce you to our newest member: Lauren Bristow, a Jane of all trades who works on everything from operations to marketing and beyond. TRAVEL DESTINATION: I miss traveling almost more than seeing my friends & family. I can’t pick just one and have great memories from all of these... Read more

Looking Back on a Favorite Install

Looking Back on a Favorite Install

We've seen so many great installs of our hardware over the years, but a special project that often comes to mind is one from our own Jessica Burne Davis (yes, there are two Jess Davises here at Nest...more on that here.) Jess, or "JB", as our Nest family calls her, is our Director of Sales & Operations. In early 2015 she did a DIY kitchen "makeover", which included a cabinet refresh with our Facet-01 pulls and Facet-02 knobs. Ultimately, in 2016, Jess took on a full-blown home renovation, again adorning her kitchen, pantry, & office with our hardware. If you've been a longtime follower, you might remember her blogging about it. Either way, walk with... Read more

Introducing our Tortoise-02 Knob!

Introducing our Tortoise-02 Knob!

Nest Studio is thrilled to announce our newest addition to our Fauna series, the Tortoise-02, unofficially nicknamed "Baby Tortoise". Inspired by the wilds of nature and both Egyptian and Art Deco depictions of Flora & Fauna, the Tortoise lends itself naturally to hardware with abstract geometric motifs. Smaller Size, Same Detail  The Tortoise-02 is a scaled-down reproduction of our original Tortoise-01. Though reduced in size, its detail is every bit as precise and spectacular. The Tortoise-02 measures at 2" L x 1-1/2" W, making it an ideal statement piece for standard-sized cabinets. Impeccably Finished The Tortoise-02 is cast in solid brass and hand polished. Then it's finished in... Read more

Introducing our New PINCH Collection

Introducing our New PINCH Collection

We are so excited to announce our newest hardware collection: PINCH This gorgeous, sculptural series includes six pieces in four finishes, and reflects light, plays with dimension, and attracts interest. Pinch is just perfect for bejeweling your projects!   A Collaboration with Stephen Antonson This collection was created in collaboration with Brooklyn-based plaster artisan, Stephen Antonson. To create our Pinch pieces, Antonson pinched together pie tins and coated them with plaster, forming their shape. Our Pinch pieces are then cast in brass from in molds made from Antonson's unique pieces.   Finally, our Pinch pieces are refinished to Polished Brass No Lacquer, Polished Nickel, Matte White, or Blackened Bronze.      Featured in Galerie We're pinching ourselves over... Read more

Jessica Burne's Six Picks

Jessica Burne's Six Picks

Continuing on with our Six Pick's series, this week it's all about our incredible Jessica Burne Davis. Although she holds the title of Head of Operations here at Nest Studio, Jess is always there for whatever needs to be done and acts as owner Jess Davis's right hand gal.  We don't know what we would do without her!   Travel destination: Maine. I have spent every summer since I was a child on Sebago Lake in Maine. There is something magical about the area.  Besides being breathtakingly beautiful, the lake seems to generate its own weather pattern. Rainy days are few... Read more

Jess Davis's Six Picks

Jess Davis's Six Picks

  Hi Folks! We are starting a new blog post series. Remember my favorite things?  Well, now we are doing a series of Six Picks.  My top travel destination, personal care item, food, summer reading, Nest Studio Piece and mom hack!  Stay tuned for everyone else from the Nest Team's top six picks as well.  Here we go!  1) Travel destination: Portugal. My husband and I went here for our tenth anniversary five years ago (ack! that means we have been married now for 15 years!). It was such a fun trip. I would love to bring the kids back... Read more

Nest Studio's Founder Jessica Davis

Nest Studio's Founder Jessica Davis

Hi Folks! I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself.  A lot of you may be new followers, and while the "About" section of our website gives a good synopsis, it doesn't tell you the full story of me Jess Davis.    I've always been a design geek so to speak.  I grew up moving a lot and have never felt like I fully fit in.  My mother is Chinese and my dad is from Texas.  While I'm a US citizen, I was born in Sydney Australia and spent most of my childhood in Hong Kong with a... Read more

Tharon Anderson: Hardware Installation to Perfection

Tharon Anderson: Hardware Installation to Perfection

Design Crush, Tharon Anderson, is a designer who always gets the details right.    She is meticulous and thoughtful in all her design decisions . . . and it shows.  Tharon is a master at making hardware installation look effortless.  Unfortunately, it's not!!  We've seen even seasoned designers make hardware installation decisions that look like mistakes.   We recently spoke with Tharon to find out her process for getting even the challenging installations to look flawless.  "Correctly installing hardware, particularly jewelry hardware, is not easy.  Many installers will automatically center the hole on the cabinet face which isn't always the best location," states... Read more