Jessica & Scott's East Coast Nest

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Name: Jessica, Scott and Bryan Davis
Location: Millburn, New Jersey
Size: 2,100 square feet, including basement (1,400 square feet above ground)
Years lived in: 1 year

Jessica, Scott and Bryan relocated from sunny California to Millburn, New Jersey last fall. Their home has quickly been transformed into an inviting and cozy dwelling.

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Jessica is an interior designer and founder of Nest Studio. She dedicates her time to designing hardware fixtures, updating her blog, and handling residential projects in the New York and New Jersey area. Her home is full of small projects — from stenciled kitchen floors to custom metal hardware, her unique sense of style demands to be noticed. My favorite project was the powder room wallpaper. It was fun and playful, transporting me the golden age of travel and safari. Bryan's room was another treat, with vintage auto mechanic posters hanging above his crib. All of these moments add up to a home that will be a fantastic nest, home, and playground for years to come.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Eclectic – a mix of antiques and mid-century. Neutral with a pop of color.

Inspiration: The house itself. Our house in LA (where we moved from) had a completely different style. I re-used furniture and décor but there were certain things that didn’t fit with the size, style and period of our house. I like to be eclectic, but I wanted to make sure to honor the house and not force anything onto it style wise.

Favorite Element: My built-ins in the living room. They add much needed display space and coat storage, as well as hiding our media systems, cleaning supplies and games and providing extra seating. The mirrored overlay panels add some architectural detail and bounce the light around in the space, making it feel bigger.

Biggest Challenge: This house is small and we have tons of toys (which seem to be multiplying). There is also no entry foyer, so we really needed to maximize storage in the living room and create a place to store coats and shoes.

What Friends Say: Our friends love the light in our house, as well as the livability of it despite its design.

Biggest Embarrassment: The fact that I am still using a shower curtain to cover my kitchen nook cushion. One of these days I’ll sew it into an actual cover.

Proudest DIY: Definitely my stenciled kitchen floors by far.

Biggest Indulgence: My Cole & Sons Fornasetti wallpaper in the powder room. It’s like a little whimsical jewel box. At least it didn’t require a lot of yardage!

Best Advice: Don’t scrimp on upholstery fabrics, especially for your everyday use items like sofas. You want them to be beautiful, durable and high quality.

Dream Sources: Kelly Wearstler, Christopher Farr Cloth, Holly Hunt

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Resources of Note:

PAINT & COLORS

AREA COLOR BRAND FINISH
EXTERIOR
Shutters / top rails Tricorn Black SW6258 Sherwin Williams High Gloss
Window Frame / trim Porpoise SW7047 Sherwin Williams High Gloss
Columns / Spindles
Front Door Quilt Gold SW6696 Sherwin Williams High Gloss
Porch Ceiling Sky High SW6504 Sherwin Williams High Gloss
INTERIOR
All Ceilings Repose Gray SW7015 Sherwin Williams Flat
All Trim / LR Built-ins Downy SW7002 Sherwin Williams High Gloss
All Interior Doors Domino SW6989 Sherwin Williams High Gloss
Living / Upstairs Hall Intellectual Gray SW7045 Sherwin Williams Satin
Dining To match Restoration Hardware Flint SIlex Restoration Hardware Satin
Kitchen Dovetail SW7018 Sherwin Williams Satin
Kitchen Floor Anew Gray SW7030 Sherwin Williams High Gloss
Master Bedroom Anonymous SW7046 Sherwin Williams Satin
Bryan's Room 277 Ben Moore Satin
Study Repose Greay SW7015 Sherwin WIlliamsn Satin
Bathroom Repose Greay SW7015 Sherwin WIlliamsn Semi-Gloss
Basement Repose Greay SW7015 Sherwin WIlliamsn Satin
Basement bath Sky High SW6504 Sherwin Williams Semi-Gloss

ENTRY

LIVING ROOM

DINING ROOM

KITCHEN

BRYAN'S ROOM

BEDROOM

EXTERIOR

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Thanks, Jessica, Scott and Bryan!

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