Welcome to Nest!
In the first edition of our new home newsletter, we offer home-design advice, courtesy of the experts, and fill you in on stylish city events.
meet the designer
Susan Muschweck of Susan Muschweck Interior Design, LLC
My Design Aesthetic is:
My personal design aesthetic is spare, clean lines, neutrals with color that can change seasonally. I live in a mid-century modern home that suits my style perfectly. When clients ask what my “style” is, I can design whatever style they desire, or help them develop a personal style for their home.
Best Way to Update a Room:
Hands down, paint and flooring.
Favorite Design Element?
Beautifully designed and crafted lighting — table and floor lamps and chandeliers.
things we love
It’s a new year. Does your room need a new look? Pittsburgh design experts weigh in on the hottest trends for 2015, including colors you’ll want to add to your walls. They also share advice on how to incorporate those trends into your home. Click here to read their tips and trends.
news + events
Mark your calendars. The swanky Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh is scheduled to open Jan. 20 in the heart of downtown, at the former Reed Smith law firm building at the intersection of 6th Avenue and William Penn Place. The Kimpton-brand boutique hotel — the first in Pittsburgh — features baroque rooms with Kelly-green tufted headboards and bedside chandeliers shaped like golden birdcages.
(620 William Penn Place, downtown; monaco-pittsburgh.com)
Restoring an old or historic house? The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation plans two upcoming workshops to help you with your home-maintenance skills and determine when you need a professional. On Saturday, Jan. 17, Regis Will, a consultant on home restoration, will speak from 10-11:30 on how to assess your home-maintenance needs and determine if a project is DIY or requires a contractor. Will, who blogs at The New Yinzer Workshop, is a woodworker craftsman and owner of Vesta Home Services. On Saturday, Jan. 24, Lucas Markantone of Lucas Markantone Painting will discuss color selection, craftsmanship and other aspects to consider if you are painting an old house.
(Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Ave., Wilkinsburg; admission is free for PHLF members and $5 for non-members. RSVPs are suggested. Contact Mary Lu Denny at (412) 471-5808, ext. 527, or click here for more information.)