Author Page for Wendy Hyde

I started writing this blog as a creative outlet. And now The Shabby Nest has evolved into my very own little corner of the blogosphere where I share my love of home decor, and DIY projects, with entertaining and a little bit of style thrown in for good measure. In 2011, The Shabby Nest was chosen by Country Living Magazine as the Best Decorating Blog of the year in their first annual Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards.

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My Real Life Passion

My Real Life Passion

| March 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

I am an interior designer.  That title truly defines who I am as a person, as well as who I am creatively.  It is my true passion.  I love nothing more than working to make a space beautiful.   For the past several years, I have been renting.  And as a designer, renting certainly poses its […]

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Temporary Décor Solutions

Temporary Décor Solutions

| February 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

One of the biggest dilemmas facing renters is how to make their home feel like their own within the limitations of not being able to make permanent changes to their space.  Having rented for several years, I have faced this dilemma time and again, and have come up with a few different ways to add […]

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3 Simple Ideas for Gaining Extra Storage

3 Simple Ideas for Gaining Extra Storage

| February 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

Renting often means living in smaller spaces.  And many times smaller spaces bring with them a lack of storage.  But just because there isn’t dedicated storage in an apartment or house, doesn’t mean that you can’t find space for all of your things.  As a matter of fact, extra storage might be simpler to find […]

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Warming Up Neutral Color Schemes

Warming Up Neutral Color Schemes

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Neutral color schemes are a great way to create a calm, soothing atmosphere.  But creating a successful room with a neutral color scheme can be a source of anxiety.  How do you make a room interesting without adding color?  That question is easier to answer than you might think. The key to creating neutral rooms […]

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