Darcey also owns Stylized Nest Interiors, an interior design company which focuses on sourcing exclusively from locally owned business, local artisans, and locally sourced second hand/vintage, to create homes that are special, and support the community the home is in.
The Stylized Nest Story
Sometimes the bad things that happen to us put us directly on the path to the truly great things in our lives. That was certainly the case for Stylized Nest. On Thanksgiving day 2018, a house fire broke out at Darcey’s home while she and her family were enjoying dinner with friends. Although the fire itself was small, the smoke damage was huge, and Darcey and her husband, along with their four children, found themselves needing a place to live while their home was being restored. Darcey and Jennifer met when Darcey’s family rented out Jennifer’s home on Airbnb. Although they didn’t know each other at the time, they became friends on Facebook.
Over the next 8 months, Darcey took the lead on re-designing her home during the restoration process. A lifelong passion for interior design became a calling during this time, and in an effort to make her personal tragedy become a triumph for her community, Darcey choose to source everything for the remodel of the home, as well as the replacement of the families clothing and personal belongings, from locally owned businesses. Shortly after Darcey’s home was completed, she posted a photo of it on social media. This is where the two ladies reconnected, as Jennifer saw the post and contacted Darcey inquiring about interior design. Jennifer had contacted other designers for quotes, and serendipitously contacted Darcey just as she was contemplating starting her own interior design company. The two began working together on the interior design of Jennifer’s home, following the philosophy of sourcing everything from locally owned sources.
Jennifer had spent the past 15 years as a business and marketing professional, working with successful entrepreneurs all over the world, launching their products on a global scale. Now a local entrepreneur herself, owning & operating Bliss on a Budget Mattresses, Jennifer was searching for a Big Idea – something she could put her years of business knowledge into, something she was passionate about, and something that would make a positive impact in the world. The first project the two collaborated on was a couch for Jennifer’s home - using Darcey’s design skills and Jennifer’s contacts they created the Stylized Nest Signature Sectional. As the two began working together on Jennifer’s home, they found many talented artisans who they wanted to partner with to lend a designer’s eye and a marketing guru’s knowledge.
Through this desire to elevate local artisans, Stylized Nest was born. It has evolved into an online store with beautiful luxury locally handcrafted home decor for all ages, and Darcey’s interior design company with a full team of trades to take a design vision into locally sourced completion.