Chic Spotlight: Nest Design and Staging

Chic Spotlight: Nest Design and Staging

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Two local ladies are stepping out on their own to launch a new home design and staging business. Read on for all the decor-bedecked details.


Nest Home Staging and Design offers a variety and home design and staging services.

Cincy Chic: What is Nest Design and Staging?
Christine Masur, Co-Owner of Nest Design and Staging: Nest Home Staging & Design is based in Cincinnati and provides a full range of professional home staging and design solutions for home and property owners, real estate agents, brokers, contractors, and builders. Nest Home Staging & Design is committed to providing professional, friendly, and affordable staging and design services that place the needs of the client first. Working on a staging or design project with Nest Home Staging & Design will be a natural, comfortable and enjoyable process.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind your business?
Masur: Nest has grown out of a client need in the local market for professional and personal staging services that utilize on-trend design principles. Our staging projects result in staged spaces that feel more designed than merely staged creating a final look that is warm, inviting, and inspiring to potential buyers.

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind Nest Design and Staging?
Masur: Nest Home Staging & Design is owned and operated by Jamie Van Landuyt and Christine Masur. Jamie and Christine started out as neighbors, became fast friends and are now successful business partners. Their shared love for home design, keen business sense and combined years of experience in the areas of sales, fashion, art, event planning, interior design, marketing, and customer service make them a powerhouse team.

Cincy Chic: What types of staging and design services do you offer?
Masur: Nest Home Staging & Design provides property staging solutions for home and property owners, real estate agents, brokers, contractors & builders. From consultations to full-service vacant property staging, we have the right option that will work for our clients. Nest services include:

Verbal “Walk and Talk” Home Staging Consultation: For the DIY homeowner who needs guidance on how best to stage their home to sell. As we walk the property together, we will talk about best staging strategies while you take notes and asks questions.

Written Home Staging Consultation Report: For the client who needs a thorough, yet easy, “punch list” for their occupied or vacant property. After a property walkthrough, you will receive a timely, written report outlining room-by-room details for how to stage your home to sell. From floor to ceiling, our written reports include everything you need to know with recommendations for existing furniture placement, suggested repairs, no-fail paint colors, upgrade suggestions for fixtures and finishes and, when needed, a quote for renting furnishings to stage a vacant property. ​

Onsite Home Redesign Service: We will work in your home using your existing furnishings to stage your home to sell. Either working alone or alongside the homeowner, we will reimagine spaces to achieve the desired look that will attract potential buyers. Our clients are always impressed by the results achieved through a home redesign!

Vacant Home Staging: Rental furnishings are available through our high-quality, classic inventory of furniture and accessories. We will work with you to determine the spaces to stage and provide all necessary inventory and installation to prepare a property to sell. It’s proven that staged properties sell faster and for more money than vacant properties ensuring a high return on investment. A quote for inventory rental will be provided after a property walk through. We work within all budgets to find a home staging solution that will work for you.

Cincy Chic: What is your favorite design style currently?
Masur: Nest strives to stay up to date on current design trends when consulting with homeowners preparing their property for the market and when we are sourcing inventory and creating our vacant staging design plans. Currently, Nest loves to incorporate layers of texture in our staging design plans and all of our staging projects include original artwork which never goes out of style!

Cincy Chic: What makes Nest unique?
Masur: Nest is uniquely positioned in the local staging market to bring our clients staging that is on trend, never trendy, and design​-​forward based on classic design principles. Nest delivers our clients personable, dependable, and customized staging and design support and we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service.

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for your business?
Masur: Nest celebrated our one year anniversary in January and launched our new blog. Our blog focuses on staging highlights, industry news, and design trends positioning us as the design authority in the local staging industry. We look forward to continued growth​ within the local staging market!​

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Masur: Check out Nest at where you can join our mailing list and follow our blog, follow us on Facebook, and on Instagram at Nest Home Staging.  ​

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