Her name is Myquillyn, but she is known to many online as “The Nester”. She helps us create cozy spaces in our homes, often with items we already own, can find outside, or can salvage on the cheap. For those of us challenged in creating spaces that speak, she gives us tips, and for those who are already in a constant state of furniture rearranging, she encourages us to keep feathering the nest. Her new book Cozy Minimalist Home tells us the why and how of creating an inviting space without all of the stuff.
In this interview we hear how Myquillyn now waits for the “right” item when decorating a room before running out and buying the cheapest she can find, how she works with what she has while in the waiting, and how she pairs back rather than adds more to create a cozy space. We learn some design tips that are hidden in her new book from choosing the right sofa to sizing an area rug to a room, the practical in us can’t stop. If you want to know why you should buy a houseplant or a larger throw pillow, this is the conversation for you.
Just in time for fall and cozy weather, get your cozy minimalist self going with this fun, inspiring, and practical episode with The Nester. You’ll hear one of our favorite family traditions ever, one you could start with your family in preparation for Christmas. In the meantime, take ten items out of a room and see how it feels.
You can connect with Myquillyn on her website, Instagram and Facebook.
Listen to the episode on iTunes here.
A few things mentioned on the show:
Myquillyn’s sister’s blog (Emily P. Freeman)
Myquillyn’s new book Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff
Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle With Stuff by Dana White
BBC’s Victoria, Broadchurch, Poldark
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