The Art of Nesting

By Amelia Boldaji

What is the art to nesting? “Surround yourself with things you love,” answers Nancy Seitz, owner of the boutique shop Nest, without hesitation. “It’s an extremely personal experience so there’s really no right or wrong way to do it. The key is to follow your heart.”   Inside Nest store in Manteo NC

This emphasis on discovering things that speak to you personally is precisely what makes a trip to Nest so special. Located in downtown Manteo’s Magnolia Market across from Tranquil House Inn, Nest features a variety of distinctive items for you and your home that are impossible not to fall in love with. Whether you’re looking for the perfect accent piece for your dining room table, a signature fragrance from the south of Italy, artisan American-made jewelry, luxurious Bella Notte bedding or versatile clothing from top designers such as CP Shades, Nest covers all the bases with a comfortable yet elegant flair. 

And while Nest dazzles in all seasons, fall is a particularly favorite time of year for Nancy who hand selects every item she carries with her impeccable eye for everything from home décor to outdoor styles that are both functional and timelessly beautiful. “Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the beach,” Nancy explains enthusiastically as she prepares to showcase new seasonally inspired items that include gorgeously patterned bed and hand embroidered table linens, luscious cashmere wraps and clothing in exquisite fabrics such as silk velvet and baby wale corduroy. “After a full summer you can relax and be more casual in a style that’s all your own.” 

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About the Author Amelia Boldaji
After growing up on the Outer Banks, Amelia Boldaji received her MFA from Hollins University and did her doctoral work in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah. She lived or traveled on four other continents before returning to the Outer Banks with her partner, two dogs and plenty of books.