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Our story

Nest Studio is a lifestyle firm specializing in luxury hardware and interior design. Nest Studio officially launched in 2012 with the introduction of the Facet Collection. Jess designed the collection after a frustrating search for beautiful knobs and pulls inspired her to tailor-make decorative pieces to fit her aesthetic. The business has since grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by the release of the Transparency Series, fabricated from a sophisticated mix of brass and acrylic, the Dorothy Draper-inspired Classic Series, the modern-bamboo Reveal Series and most recently the deco Step Series.

Nest Studio continues to develop new products that involve mixed materials and high-end finishes.

With the ability to pick up on design and material trends before they happen and the nimble production and sourcing capabilities of a small firm, Nest prides itself in being able to produce small runs, unique finishes, and bespoke items that are at the forefront of design.

Culture & values

Entirely woman-owned, and operated by a talented team of hard-working mothers, Nest Studio is socially-conscious and proud to rely on US based manufacturers and suppliers to help create its unique and inspiring hardware for high-end interiors. Nest’s employees are all committed to the company’s core values:
Design drives us
Family comes first
Every problem has a solution
Work is fun
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Nest Studio is also happy to be partnering with Youth Consultation Service to pilot a "moms-helping-moms" internship program.

YCS pairs first-time mothers from their Nurse Family Partnership program in Essex County with Nest for internships in the studio to prepare them for work in an office environment, providing them much needed job skills, a flexible work environment and a steady income to help make ends meet.

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About Jessica Davis

Jessica Ahnert Davis is the founder of Nest Studio and is also the voice behind the Nest Studio blog, focusing on design, fashion, and stylish living with young children. Jessica recently received the 2016 International Furnishings and Design Associate Rising Stars Award in product design. A self-described ‘design geek,’ Jess transitioned a childhood obsession with home design magazines into an Art History degree at Princeton University and a Master's in Interior Design from The New England School of Art and Design. She has worked as a producer on Bob Vila's “Home Again,” and spent eight years as a member of Wilson Associates' New York and LA teams, where she focused on international high-end hospitality projects.

Jess draws from a wide range of design inspiration, based on insights gained through her childhood years living in Australia, Hong Kong and Dallas and adult years in New York, Boston, Brooklyn and LA. Jessica now resides in South Orange New Jersey with her husband Scott and two young children Lucy and Bryan. In her spare time she operates an Airbnb suite out of her 1879 Victorian mansion and engages in a never-ending list of DIY home-improvement projects.

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If something creates drama, adds texture, feels local, provides quiet sophistication, and occasionally sparkles, it will likely be dear to her heart.

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