Wednesday, September 30, 2009

All for Fall @ NEST Interiors

Check out our interior design alumni Kasey Robinson who has opened up her own shop in Amarillo, TX.
Robinson has stocked the store with handmade furniture and goods made from salvaged or sustainable materials, eco-friendly gadgets and artworks. She also will base her design services from the location, which will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Here is information about their Open House event:

Where's the place to be next Thursday? Hanging with us @ NEST of course! Several shops on 6th are holding their Fall Open House events next Thursday October 8th. It's an all day event so if you can't make it by on your lunch break, no worries! We will be here serving Refreshments, offering Discounts, & showing off our Christmas Preview until 8pm!!!

All For Fall
Come celebrate the season at our Open House, Thursday, October 8th from 12pm - 8pm.
NEST Interiors at 2900 6th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79106

Monday, September 14, 2009

Interior Design Portfolio Review & Show

Come view the work of our next group of designers!
Interior Design Portfolio Review & Show
Friday, September 18th
3pm - 5pm
The Art Institute of Dallas
8080 Park Lane, Dallas, TX
8th Floor

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Creative Marketing Strategy (and fun event)...

Please join us on Sunday, September 27th for a complimentary seminar

Friday, September 11, 2009

"Nation's Next Top Model Home" competition features a local designer

Have You Cast Your Vote?

"Nation's Next Top Model Home" is a web-based reality competition that challenges seven designers to use their talents to merchandise the primary living areas of seven new model homes within a Wilmington, North Carolina master-planned community.

The finalists were chosen from a national casting call and are competing fora $25,000 cash prize and the title of "Winner of Nation's Next Top Model Home."

A Dallas resident, Susanne and other six designers are showcased in a weekly webisodes and their work through interviews, video blogs, and journals. In addition, numerous and awkward "designer challenges" are presented to weekly to heat up the competition, which each weeks challenge outcome is determined by an online vote.

All in all, Susanne will have 28 days and design budget of only $5000 to turn unfurnished rooms into beautifully staged living space. During this time, viewers can follow her progress and challenge online - anytime, every day.

The winning design and designer will be announced on October 3, 2009 at a special showcase event.
The competition takes place in brand new model homes at Compass Pointe, the 2009 "Nation's Next Top Model Home" host community located just minutes from the historic downtown and beaches of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Susanne Walker's profile, blog, and self-documented videos of progress of the design process of her 28 days to complete the project in the "Nation's Next Top Model Home" can be found on the competition's website at


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