house & home

A New Take On a Fourth of July Fete (With Grilled Pizza!)

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Maybe it's the smell of the sun screen, the sparkle of the lightening bugs, or the lazy days spent on the lake, whatever it is, summer is here & we couldn't be happier! The quintessential summer holiday is 4th of July and we've rounded up our top entertaining tips to make sure the holiday weekend is... read more

4 Expert Ideas for Transforming a Space Through Color

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by Mark Cutler, Chief Designer at nousDECOR 

There are lots of ways to transform a room, and, sad to say, most will require a lot of time, money, and effort. But often people overlook one of the most simple things you can do—change the color of it! There are many ways... read more

Decorate the Backyard with DIY Oilcloth Pillows

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Oilcloth is the perfect material for outdoor summer pillows. With a waterproof exterior, they are resistant to dirt and fading and easily cleanable. Find oilcloth in a fun variety of colors and patterns sure to add a bright pop to your backyard decor! What You'll Need: 1 yard of oilcloth 1... read more

11 Summer Decor Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

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These DIY projects will refresh your space for summer without costing a fortune. MORE MUST-CLICKS: 12 Festive Pieces of July 4th Party Décor The Best Summer Hostess Gifts Find Your Favorite Sundress for Under $100 read more

Ellen DeGeneres Launches New Lifestyle Collection

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TV maven, Ellen DeGeneres, launched a new lifestyle collection on EDbyEllen.com, including apparel, accessories and, of course, home. Although a small collection, DeGeneres' home section includes pillows and throws, table linens, ceramic serving pieces and silver barware--all with a hint of country. While we love the simple blue checks and stripes, our favorite has... read more

How to Create the Most Perfect Closet Ever

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O.K., so you win a closet makeover (or just want your space to look like it’s been made over), we thought it would be best to find out what the experts at CB2 and AYR consider closet essentials. Jac Cameron, C0-Founder and Design Director, and Maggie Winter, Co-Founder and Brand Director spill on what essentials... read more

WIN! A Super Chic $2000 CB2 x AYR Closet Makeover

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We pretty much covet everything that CB2 turns out for our home and the same goes for AYR's super-chic clothing. They've teamed up to give The Nest readers a crazy-good giveaway: $1,000 to shop CB2 and $1,000 for clothing staples from AYR (read: you'll be able to <a href="http://blog.thenest.com/2015/06/30/closet-transformation-techniques/"... read more

3 Ways to Style an Outdoor Look for Those Gorgeous Summer Nights

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As summer days start drifting away into those summer nights, setting up the perfect outdoor dining arrangement is just as crucial for enjoying those sunsets as the beautiful meals you'll be cooking for them. While you may not have a gorgeous city skyline in your backyard (or maybe you do!), creating that magical twilight-in-the-city... read more

8 DIY Fire Pits to Get Your Yard Ready for Summer

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It might not be exactly tropical in your neighborhood yet. But for many of us, it’s finally warm enough to start daydreaming about summer. And that means thinking about getting the yard ready for cookouts, ball games, and gatherings under the stars. If you’re thinking about the changing seasons, think about making your... read more

This One Simple Trick Will Make Your Backyard Look Like Magic

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A backyard with the works—a sound system, a remote-controlled veranda, a deluxe fire pit—can take away that effervescent magic of sitting together outside the house and watching the stars on a warm summer night. While the latest and greatest in backyard additions is nice, we've got an idea for a decor piece that costs next to nothing, and will... read more
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