Meet the Re-Nest Team: Celeste Sunderland

Meet the Re-Nest Team: Celeste Sunderland

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Jan 2, 2011

Blogger: Celeste Sunderland
Started at Re-Nest March 2010
Lives in: Oakland, CA

Celeste photographs Green Tours for Re-Nest. Although she lives in Oakland, her tours come from all over as she visits friends and family around the country, and they usually showcase homes filled with heirlooms, antiques, and a wonderful sense of preservation and history.

Meet Celeste

You most enjoy writing about: Beautiful, inspiring homes full of history and style.

Your personal home style is: Dutch fleamarket with touches of American industrial and Scandinavian Christmas.

Your green home must-have is: My collection of vintage silver-plate flatware; great-grandma's Buffalo China coffee cups. I think of her every time I open the cupboard.

Your ideal Saturday morning is: Filling my basket with organic heirloom tomatoes, butter lettuce, dinosaur kale, avocados, sweet dumpling squash, and other seasonal produce at the farmer's market. Throw in a big jar of local honey and a pretty bunch of pink sweet peas since it's an ideal day.

What's on your nightstand? iPad, Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small Cool Spaces, Goodnight Moon.

Where you go for inspiration/info/help? Taschen's "Living in the Countryside," Freunde von Freunden, Pia Jane Bijkerk, Elle Decor, World of Interiors, my neighbors' houses and gardens, Tail of the Yak (a fantastic shop in Berkeley).

DIY or buy: In theory "DIY," in reality "buy" (but only second hand).

Favorite CFL or LED lightbulb brand: Costco

Favorite green paint brand and color: Mythic Paint in Warm Welcome

This year you're going to: Start making clothes for my baby, stitch up some throw pillows for our accidental couch/day bed (my brother-in-law's Thanksgiving bed became our full-time couch), continue saving for a down payment on a house.

Green Tours by Celeste


The Nafshun Bone's Beautiful Botanical Arts & Crafts Abode
Kelly LaPlante's Heavenly Hollywood Design Studio
David Low's Water Tower Turned Writer's Retreat
Matt and Lena's Cabinet of Curiosities
Rosie Oates' Once Upon a Time Sheep Farm


Jacob & Caitlin's Green Mountain Manse
Johnelle's Mignonne Maison
Melissa and Stephen's Preserved Spanish Revival
Lark & Patrick's Old-Time Homestead
Lori's Peaceful Quaker Cloister

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