MEET COLEEN NORRIS | Creating something beautiful has been a passion of Coleen’s from an early age. Growing up she was always creating and designing, with endless enthusiasm for making and doing. Coleen continued to explore her creative side while attending Flagler College in St. Augustine. In the years following graduation, she pursued careers in both the design and hospitality industries in the Washington, DC area. During this time she perfected her clarity of vision and attention to detail. After a career with Scalamandre at the DC Design Center, Coleen was inspired to venture out on her own and began working independently in interior design. Today, under the name Nesting Place Interiors, she is able to share her passion for creating beautiful spaces with her clients. By blending style and function she creates a space where “home” is everything you imagined. To Coleen, success means creating a space that perfectly captures each client. Her designs are sophisticated, simple, and stunning. | INQUIRE HERE
Susan Bradshaw | Upon graduating from Bowling Green State University, Susan entered the field of industrial design consulting. With each opportunity in her career, she enjoyed the challenge and growth that every experience brought. After taking some time off to reflect, Susan realized that she was most passionate about the creative side of her career position. It led her to continue her education at Penn where she completed courses in Interior Design, her true field of interest. Susan began her career in residential design with Coleen in 2005. Her design approach is to focus on a client’s individuality and turn their dreams into a reality. Blending design elements that reflect each client inspires her to create timeless design solutions that are truly unique. In other words, her clients are her creative inspiration. Susan’s greatest joy is seeing their reactions once the project has come together.
DENISE PULZONE | Denise worked full-time while studying Art and Business at St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York. After graduating, she held a variety of corporate roles in business developing strong skills in budget and project management. Over the years, Denise continued her love of art and design. Denise joined Nesting Place Interiors in 2014 as Design Assistant to Nesting Place owner, Coleen Norris, and quickly demonstrated her natural talents, leading to her managing her own interior design projects. A genuine believer in the notion that a home is to be celebrated and shows who you are and what you love, Denise strives to breathe life into every room. Her personable, trustworthy character and clean, composed style ensures lasting relationships and beautiful homes to enjoy for a lifetime.
Angie Hummell | Angie graduated from Furman University and spent several years as a teacher while also pursuing an advanced degree. During time away from the classroom Angie discovered a passion for design while working for an Atlanta-based interior design firm. Angie was able to hone her craft while in Atlanta. Upon relocating to Ponte Vedra Beach Angie discovered Nesting Place Interiors, and when an opportunity presented itself she knew it would be the perfect place to continue her design career. Her favorite part of design is connecting with her clients while creating beautiful, timeless, and functional spaces. Angie loves to play with color and bring in natural elements to enhance a room. Her guiding philosophy on interior design lies in her core belief that any space created for a client should be reflective of their lifestyle and their passions. For Angie, listening is of the utmost importance as she crafts homes that embody her clients’ characters and personalities.
Christine Hoddinott | Inspired by the natural beauty of South Africa, Christine’s love for art and design began early. After studying Fine Art at Johannesburg Art Foundation, she progressed quickly working with a variety of design magazines. During various moves around the country, she designed her family’s homes in Chicago, Louisville, and Maryland. We discovered her talents in Ponte Vedra Beach, transforming a “before” fixer-upper into a gorgeous “after.” Her design style is inspired by the sun-soft textures of Cape Town, with a comforting nod to her coastal British roots. Grounded in timeless design, her personal style is unmistakably transitional. Christine believes tranquility is the new luxury. Her goal is to create beautifully-designed, relaxing homes that reveal your family’s favorite place to be together.
Brooke Sanders | Brooke is our hometown girl, born and raised right here in Ponte Vedra Beach! Our coastal community and architecture has intrigued Brooke for years. After being accepted into the accredited Interior Design Program at Florida State University she was able to explore her passion for residential design. Experiences as a design intern and assisting at a coastal home furnishings store complemented her academic learning. Upon graduation from the FSU Department of Interior Architecture and Design, with honors, Brooke began her career in commercial design at a local architectural firm. Brooke was responsible for all aspects of the design projects which provided invaluable experience. While she enjoyed commercial design, her heart has always been in residential design and she is thrilled to be with the Nesting Place Team! Brooke uses her extensive knowledge to create both function and beauty within a client’s home.
Searra O’Leary | Originally from Ocean City, MD, Searra attended Flagler College in St. Augustine where she completed a degree in business administration. After beginning her career in the corporate world, Searra quickly realized her true love was interior design. She began taking classes at night (while working full time) to achieve her goal of becoming a certified Interior Designer. After gaining invaluable experience working as Design Assistant to owner Coleen Norris, Searra now manages her own fabulous clients and projects. Searra has a great sense of style and an eye for color and detail, not to mention her stellar organizational and time management skills! Her sunny disposition and can-do attitude are invaluable assets to every project!
Shannon Bray | Shannon has been curating her artistic and creative talents for as long as she can remember. After studying both art history and graphic design at the University of Delaware, she began her career in graphic design. While successful in graphic design, Shannon always harbored a love for both interior and architectural design. During the early stages of her career she was continually drawn to interior design. After relocating to Ponte Vedra Beach years ago, she finally branched out in the field. Once Shannon began working on interiors there was no turning back! She has helped countless clients with everything from making structural design changes to selecting the finest detailed finishes. Her attention to detail, organizational talents and problem solving skills complement her creative side and make her a multi-faceted designer. Shannon loves to design comfortable and beautiful spaces that are also practical and functional, the dream combination!
Lourdes Estevez | Lourdes, our south Florida girl, has called Ponte Vedra Beach home for over twenty years. Prior to life in PVB she cultivated a rich background, starting with a degree in Architecture from the University of Miami. The University provided a dynamic environment where she studied and collaborated with professors working on innovative projects throughout the state of Florida, including the town planning for Seaside and Rosemary Beach! After graduation Lourdes honed her craft working with an Italian firm designing luxury residences in some of South Florida’s finest areas. Lourdes is a seasoned veteran in many areas: site planning, architectural design, and of course interior design. Lourdes’s approach to design is simple, organized and clear—design should not lose the soul of a building but should enhance it. She believes the interior design of a space should reflect the needs and function of the client while rediscovering the aesthetics, and implementing what best enhances the space.
Becky Dykstra | After graduating from Miami University, Becky spent several years in the field of education. Following her teaching career, she focused her attention on her young family. Both of these life experiences allowed her to hone her organizational skills, attention to detail and problem solving acumen. These talents prepared her well for her career at Nesting Place Interiors where she has worked as our Design Studio Manager, keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes, as well as collaborating on multiple design projects. In addition to working as owner Coleen Norris’s Design Assistant, Becky has also built two custom homes here at the beach. These combined experiences have given her a breadth of knowledge that is invaluable on design projects. She is the go-to person for managing the many subcontractors and vendors, as well as coordinating the various municipal review boards and building requirements. Becky enjoys working with clients to create spaces that are not only beautiful but functional as well.
Vicki Butz | Vicki was born and raised in northern Virginia where she also attended James Madison University studying finance. After working in the Financial Services industry for several years she started a second career as the CEO of her household as she raised her children. During this time Vicki realized her passion for home design and renovation. Vicki remodeled several spaces within her own home, and soon became a design resource for friends and family. This new found passion led her to continue her education through design classes, where she mastered the tools and principles of interior design. Several design projects later, Vicki teamed with another local designer to launch a full service interior design firm in Northern Virginia. With their combined talents and business acumen the firm quickly took off, completing countless projects and wowing clients along the way. Vicki worked on a wide gamut of projects ranging from full kitchen and bath remodels to dining and living room furniture installations, and everything in between! When Vicki relocated to Ponte Vedra Beach it didn’t take long for Nesting Place to discover her talents and scoop her up to join our team. Vicki loves working with clients, getting to know them and designing spaces to reflect who they truly are. Her creative talents combined with her financial background make her an unstoppable force on every project!
Susan Gemeinhardt | Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Susan recently relocated to Ponte Vedra Beach and has quickly fallen in love with the coastal beach vibes. After graduating from North Carolina State with a degree in Textile Design, Susan began her career in textiles by designing bedding for major department stores. She then transitioned into interior design as a model-home designer for a national home builder. These experiences laid the foundation for Susan to launch her career working for a residential design firm, lucky us! Susan has the unique ability to blend both her love for color and tactile design of fabrics with her skills in computer-aided design (CAD), floor planning and room renderings. If you can envision it, Susan can bring your ideas to life!