Editor In Chief, Tamara Stephenson

Editor In Chief, Tamara Stephenson
Hi, It's Tamara. Welcome to my blog where I've been writing about what I love since 2010. I bring daily inspirations about interior design, travel, fashion and entertaining fodder to these virtual pages pulling from my expertise as a professional interior designer and co-owner of fabric and wallpaper company, root cellar designs. From my days at Parsons School of Design, to growing my fabric and wallpaper company every step of the way, I have lots to share. All things design inspire me, and it's been my pleasure to share these unique experiences with readers. I write about how to create a happy, well decorated home by sharing sources, inspiration, ideas and sometimes my quirky philosophy on the subject. I am excited to note that Nest by Tamara blog has been voted #1 interior design blog in the top 100 blogs, notable blogs to watch, and many other mentions, features and awards. Ten years later, my passion for writing here has not waned. My travels take me to all corners of the globe in search of beautiful, artisan-made, unique design. Occasionally, I offer a few of my talented friends the opportunity to guest post on a niche subject, but otherwise the blog is all my voice and perspective. All photographs are my own unless otherwise credited. For inquiries, please reach out to me, TamaraStephenson1@gmail.com Happy Nesting, XO Tamara

A Gorgeous Dining Room & Luncheon by Interior Designer Elsa Soyars for Holiday House New York City

A Ladies Lunch in a Parisian Salon
Designed by Elsa Soyars 
for Holiday House New York City
Southampton designer Elsa Soyars has travelled the globe taking in design and bringing that focus to her interiors.  For her salon on the first floor dining room at this year's Holiday House, she channels the luxury of Paris yet wraps it in a welcoming and warm package. The house is a rambling 12,000 square foot, pre-war townhouse from 1904 in a beautiful neighborhood on the Upper East Side.  The dining room holds its own bringing attention to luxury living with high-style. Every detail has been accounted for from the gorgeous handmade ceramic chandelier overhead by artist Andreea Braescu to the detailed plate service on the table by Vista Alegre for Christian Lacouix and Bernardau.  The fireplace detailing handmade tiles by Allison Eden along with a gorgeous Mona Lisa tile art. 

We sat to a delicious vegan lunch even down to the delightful vegan cupcakes all catered French-style by chef Alex from Vegan Wagon.  The ladies who lunched certainly shared a treat- thank you Elsa!

Happy Nesting
XO Tamara

"the dining room captures not only a functional living space but also it shows a fashion element brought through fabric, luxurious textures and color - this is how I see Paris.  It's pure fashion"
-Elsa Soyars
fabric-- Dedar; Donghia; Craig fabrics
rug-- Stark
ceramic chandelier-- Andreea Braescu
furniture-- Lorin Marsh; Julian Chichester, Currey and Company; Anatke
tabletop-- Vista Alegre with Christian Lacoix & Bernardau; Roberta Schilling
glass tile work & art-- Allison Eden
glass sculpture-- Jeremy Silva with David Paulkay

Please follow the hashtags #designforacure and #holidayhousenewyorkcity2019 for more inspiration.
Elsa Soyars 
100 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY 11968

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