The Art of Nesting

By Molly Harrison | Thursday, September 3, 2020

Whether you’re in quarantine or just have a love for cozy downtime, there’s more to artful nesting than Netflix and snacks. Surrounding yourself with quality creature comforts and aesthetically pleasing goods helps you create that snug, connected, peaceful vibe – the Danish call it hygge, and the French call it cocooning.

Nest in downtown Manteo has all sorts of goods to help you curate your own cushy cocoon. Owner Nancy Seitz scours European and American trade shows for high-quality, beautiful goods that stand the test of time. New in the shop, Frank & Eileen Lab knits and wovens are perfect for your leisure time, as are Indiennes block-printed kaftans, Italian baby alpaca sweaters, sumptuous cashmere, silk scarves, CP Shades velvets, flannels and baby-wale corduroys and quite possibly the best pants you’ll ever wear (be sure to ask!). For accessorizing when you have to go out, Nest offers German felted wool hats, French handbags, belts from Paris, wintry Votivo fragrances and beautiful jewelry, including a new line from Barcelona. Stock up on interesting and exotic pillows, including Mongolian lamb pillows, for your leisure space. If you’re longing to elevate your nest, you won’t find goods like these anywhere else on the Outer Banks.

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105 Budleigh Street at Magnolia Lane, Manteo
(252) 473-5141 |

About the Author Molly Harrison
Molly Harrison is managing editor at OneBoat, publisher of She moved to Nags Head in 1994 and since then has made her living writing articles and creating publications about the people, places and culture of the Outer Banks. When not working she practices and teaches yoga and spends as much time as possible outside and in or on the water with her husband and two children.