WELCOME to Nest by Tamara blog

WELCOME to Nest by Tamara blog
Hi- It's Tamara. I'm happy you've stopped by the blog, and since 2010 I've been sharing my passion for interior design, travel, entertaining & fashion. I am an interior designer living and working in New York City and East Hampton, Long Island. My blog musings have taken me to international design, art, antique and epicurean events and I have lots to share. I'm grateful to have been listed as the #1 top design blog, blogs to watch, top design blogs and in 2019 named and awarded Rising Star of Design by the IFDA NY industry organization. Please feel free to reach out to our team for an interior design consultation or to see our collection of wallpaper and fabric sold to the designer trade, rootcellardesigns@gmail.com. Happy Nesting, XO Tamara

Tabletop Designs at Holiday House Hamptons 2021



select photography below
by Eric Stiffler

Holiday House Hamptons, 2021
Coming Together Again-
Design, Philanthropy and Beautiful Tables

we utilized root cellar designs' bespoke textiles for our table linens.  
Machina; Hide & Seek; Flora Tile; and Queens Lace
Shop Our Table...
1. For New York designers, shop our fabric and wallpaper collections
at Profiles Showroom at New York Design Center.  
2. Designers around the county, shop our collections and see 
showrooms around the country carrying our line here.
3. Tabletop lovers, shop Our table linens here
4. Tabletop lovers shop Caskata Artisinal Home here.

It feels wonderful to be back with our community celebrating design, and giving back to a worthy cause.  This is the third time our fabric and wallpaper company root cellar designs has participated in raising funds for breast cancer research.  This time, Iris Dankner of Holiday House created a tabletop event inviting select interior designers to create designs throughout the property of the historic home and property, Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, Long Island.  We were thrilled to be given the "barn" space for our table.  The exposed wood and vaulted ceiling was the perfect venue for us to create a quintessential Summer Table in the Hamptons.  


with root cellar designs' linens



To create a special, bespoke table design, we utilized  a vintage brass and glass faux bois bamboo bar cart, antique Italian-inlaid carved mahogany chairs and a cobalt blue ceramic garden bench.  We then whipped up four custom colored fabric designs printed on our linen/cotton textile and created a tablecloth, dinner napkins, cocktail coaster, tea towel, seat covers and lumbar pillows in a variety of blue, black and white tones. Caskata Artisinal Home offered up their unique table collections (from glassware to plates).  Please note so many beautiful tables at the event- see below.  I hope this gives you lots of fodder for the rest of your summer entertaining.

Tamara Stephenson and Susan Young posing in front of our root cellar designs' table with Profiles Showroom
a spectacular table inspired by a vintage scarf by Brittany Marom 
rattan with a gorgeous display of exotic flora by Christina Nielsen

an ethereal explosion (in a good way) of moss and flowers by
Brett Helsham, Brett Helsham Designs
thinking outside the box with a plethora of treats ensconced in flowers by Debra Geller of Debra Geller Interior Design
artsy with a lovely array of fresh colors by Melanie Roy
sculpture from J.Mackey Gallery in East Hampton

al fresco dining with some of our favorite items from Serena & Lily by
Sara Lederman


Feeling the Palm Beach vibe complete with little parasols and plenty of rattan by
Barbara Lewis of Lewis Design Group 
Andrea Stark from Stark Carpet
put together a proper table of treats pool-side

Tamara Fraser from E. Lily Home
offered up a rustic dinner table with a modern vibe
a garden party feeling, complete with candle-light and field flowers
by Beth Donner Design

Elsa Soyars smartly showcased 
unique wares from Heritage Brazil
Campion Platt working woth Heritage Brazil's gorgeous wares 
this incredible table with a garden-inspired design by 
Unlimited Earth Care 
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara

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