Interior Design Services


Nest of Grand Traverse is happy to provide a complimentary, in-home, design consultation. 

This initial visit provides the opportunity, along with the client, to meet and discuss the scope of the project and evaluate existing furnishings and accessories.  This visit also allows us to see the homeowner's taste and to have a conversation about how the homeowner lives in the space and their vision of the completed project.  In addition, we are able to discuss with the client their budget, goals, and timeline.  This complimentary consultation will take place in the home unless located over 5 miles from Nest.  For clients located out of town, an appointment will be made to have this consultation at Nest's store location or on site for a travel time fee. 

Nest Interior Designers approach designing spaces as a collaboration.  We work along with our clients in designing their home specifically for them, their interests, and the way they live.  The end result is a custom designed environment that fits within the homeowner's budget. Nest is unique in the Grand Traverse area as one of the only interior design showrooms who require Interior Designers to have at least a 4 year degree, is able to provide custom order furniture and accessories from over 250 manufactures, and can supply everything from the subcontractors to paint the walls to the custom made bedding.   Visit our "About Us" page see our interior design credentials and our "Portfolio" to view some of Nest's projects. 

If you are considering hiring an interior designer, please call us to set an appointment: 


If you are considering purchasing furniture from Nest of Grand Traverse, let one of Nest’s Home Interior Consultants or professional Interior Designers assist you. Our staff understands shape, size relationships, and current style trends, assembling colors, textures and styles. We specialize in creating home spaces that reflect  your personality by customizing selections of furniture pieces and home accessories to your style and taste. Nest doesn’t believe in selling “the matching set” but rather creating your own personal environment. This is a complementary, in-house service when purchasing home furnishings from Nest of Grand Traverse.

Home Interior Consultants will guide you through our many cottage and green furniture options, help you choose fabrics and finishes, and provide you with their professional guidance. This helps to ensure you are only purchasing those furniture pieces that you will love for many years to come. For larger projects that require more complete interior design services, Nest has professional Interior Designers on staff who are experienced working on both commercial and residential interior design projects.

*Visit the "About Us" page for more information about our staff.

“The definition of a good design is a design that should work well, serve the needs and requirements of the user, be well made of quality, appropriate materials and be aesthetically pleasing and reflects sensitivity to the environment.”

Nest carries a wide variety of eco-friendly, or green, furniture lines and Green products. 

Professional Interior Design Services Available from Nest:

Professional design services are available by appointment and are billed by the hour. Nest of Grand Traverse only employs Interior Designers who have at least a four year degree in the field.

Project Goals & Objectives / Spatial Planning: Our interior designers collect information regarding client requirements, wants and desires regarding the use and look of the space. This is a conversation involving listening and understanding what the client is looking for as an end result for their interior design project. During the initial visit, we may photograph and measure the space to gather information regarding any issues or existing elements that may play a part in determining the design. By gathering information regarding how you live or work in your space, we are able to develop a preliminary design for your project.

 Go to Our Portfolio Pages to View Some of Our Work

Preliminary Design: With information collected, our commercial and residential interior designers are armed to begin your design. A preliminary design is prepared for you for your review. A preliminary design may or may not include: a floor plan drawing, furniture selections, paint and other finish selections. Once a design plan has been selected, the designer has a firm direction to begin the design development of your space.

Design Development: This portion of the process is all about refining the design.

  • Furniture Selection & Specifying
  • Window Treatment Selection
  • Lamps & Accessory Selection
  • Artwork & Wall Décor
  • Custom Bedding & Soft Goods
  • Floor Covering Selections & Rugs -Fixture & Appliance Selections
  • Kitchen & Bath Finish Selection
  • Paint Selections / Wallcovering

Execute and Oversee: Once all of the design decisions have been made, our interior designers will oversee the ordering, delivery and installation of the products. This is the final step in assuring the final design and vision comes together.

“We love our new home. NEST took care of everything so when we were at the lake, we could just enjoy it. Jennifer was a joy to work with.”

             -J. Livingston, Torch Lake, Michigan



Nest's Interior Design Projects span from the Leelanau Peninsula to Torch Lake and from Chicago to Kona, Hawaii.  We have completed many office spaces and commercial projects which includes the Traverse City Golf and Country Club.

*Visit Our Porfolio Pages to View Projects Completed by Nest.



 **Please Note:  Our complimentary in-home consultation does have mileage restricitions.  Please contact Nest for details.