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Prettypegs Upgrades Your IKEA Furniture With Stylish New Options

In 1986, IKEA opened its second American store in Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, Virginia. The blue and yellow store stood out like beautiful sore thumb. As a creative, IKEA is a wonderful playground for the imagination to roam. The prices are reasonable and the Swedish style fit with my aesthetic. After moving into our first apartment, my ex-husband and I decided to fill our home with a few IKEA goodies. Our first IKEA couch...


Nest Love: Batasha Recycled Glass Globe Lamps

Designing with a sweet treat in mind just might be a brilliant idea, particularly if you’re using recycled glass. That’s the story behind the Batasha Recycled Glass Globe Lamps. The lamps resemble the beloved India sweet treat—batasha sugar drops. It seriously looks delicious. These beauties transform light into a soft ambient glow. Recycling glass into beautiful products just makes sense to me. Colored glass can be used as it. So the lovely greens, blues, and...


Nest Love: Leather Coaster Joy from Molly Virginia Made

There are very few big box stores who support local designers. I’m very impressed by West Elm. Across the world, West Elm provides opportunities to makers who primarily work with their hands and use local materials. They believe that by providing an income for local makers they are more likely to shop locally, they lessen their impact on the environment because they buy local materials, and the project helps to foster community. I want to...


Nest Love: Kiliim

In my head, I’m an interior designer. I have loved interior design and architecture since I was a teenager. I knew the names of renown interior designers and architects like I knew the latest hit song. I have a spatial ability that is insane. I seriously can look at a space without measuring and determine which pieces of furniture would be a good fit. So focusing on sustainable home design makes me super gleeful. The...


Nest Love: Bambeco

I am ashamed to admit that I have a teeny, tiny addiction to tableware. There just isn’t a bowl or cup or plate that I haven’t fallen in love with. Now I am able to control my urges. But there isn’t any harm in looking and drooling. That was my reaction when I saw the Farmstead Stoneware collection at Bambeco. This set of four cereal bowls in mint was handcrafted in their eco-conscious factory using...


Nest Love: Maika

When you are focused on controlling what goes into your mouth during lunchtime, wouldn’t it be great to carry your lunch in style? I have the perfect solution, Maika Goods. Available in nine chic styles, the Lunch + Pie tote is made from recycled canvas and printed with eco-friendly pigment inks with an interior pocket for your napkins and utensils.  Designs are hand-drawn and hand-printed. Now you can proudly sport your lunch. It’s a great...


Nest Love: Greentree Home Candle

I discovered Greentree Home Candle during my trip to the NY Now trade show. It was my first time. If you have ever been to the Javits Center, you know that it is overwhelming. The show covered three floors, packed to the brim with so many beautiful brands. I was mostly impressed with their sustainability section. It clearly identified brands who create sustainable and ethical products. One such brand was Greentree Home Candle. Their booth...


Nest Love: Cozy Earth

Even though my kids are adults, I still love all things baby. It might be the grandma bug tugging at me subconsciously. Consciously, I am so not ready. Nevertheless, I cannot help but smile when I see baby clothes, blankets, and the sort. If you are looking for a sustainable option for your little one’s crib, Cozy Earth has a lovely option. Each cuddly blanket is made from 100% viscose from Bamboo fabric free from...

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