Hi there, I'm Tracy Leigh Morgan, a serial entrepreneur and designer-by-metamorphosis. Together with a short list of talented design enthusiasts, tinkerers, shutterbugs, and wordsmiths, we bring to you Modern Vintage Nest...a design playbook and source of inspired goods + ideas.
And, our newest adventure Sidehall Prints...a shop for digital, downloadable, affordable art for your modern home.
While my education and early career were focused on business development & management, through the course of living in and loving on more than 15 different homes (wow, THAT just caused a little heart palpitation), I've learned how to maximize the almighty dollar, lean on my own creativity, study intently + soak up knowledge from people much smarter than me, and develop a design sense that says something.
In the past 10 years, I've opened an online vintage shop that led me down the path of taking on interior design projects. Sometimes a room, sometimes a full home (both remodels + new builds), sometimes just a tszuj. (Yes, I said that. Listen: am I the only one around here hoping to HIGH HELL that the next iteration of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is good. Like good, good? Good.)
I've found the best results come from the blend. The twist. The mix.
You take a little high-end and mix it with a little low-brow. A healthy dose of vintage to add soul to all that modern. A bit of color, sure, but layered on peaceful, calm, and cozy. This is home, after all, not a circus sideshow!
Speaking of sideshows or at least traveling roadshows, we recently relocated from Minneapolis/St. Paul (my hometown) to New Orleans (my fella's origin) and, let me tell you, I'm in love. There's just something about this crazy city. I split my time between MSP and NOLA, working with both design and business consulting clients wherever they need me. Life is never dull.
- Design is not a mystery; trust your gut, but don't hesitate to ask for help.
- Not everything has to be a full-on remodel. Or an overstuffed budget.
- Be clever & crafty. Get weird! Get your hands dirty!
- But, yeah, know when to hire the pros.
- Beautiful design + décor can be found in the most unlikely places...if you know where to look.
- Be intentional in the planning, but be ready to loosen the reins when the time comes to implement. Shit can get a little wild, so put on your thinking cap. And possibly crack open that bottle of wine. Trust me on this one.
Products + Services.
Our digital print shop
First up, let's get some art on the walls, shall we? In the Sidehall Prints shop, I've curated a collection of printable art that will make your house a home. Simply purchase and download the file from the link we'll send you, and decide from there how you want to use your new art around the house. Or office. Or whatever.
It's downright magical.
We're happy to refresh your link to download (the first one will be available for 24 hours) up to 3 times, if needed. But we'd recommend that you download and save it on your computer or the cloud, so you can use it anytime the decorating muse gets antsy.
Full terms & conditions and all kinds of helpful details about printing & framing can be found here. Also, check out our Pinterest board of our current fave frames.
Our vintage shop
Our Modern Vintage Nest online shop moves fast but usually has a tight assortment of about 25-50 fabulously affordable vintage goodies to snap up.
Make sure to "favorite" our shop & keep an eye on social media to hear about new arrivals!
Our design services
Home interiors speak to our hearts, and we love helping you solve problems of space, flow, and even budget.
Sometimes it's a commercial need driving your quest for great design.
Whether you're creating a new space or reinventing an existing one, we can help with design, décor, and shopping to help it all come together just the way you see it in your mind's eye. And just the way your revenue goals demand.
Let's make some money!
- Commercial interiors + on-spec
- Airbnb & rentals
TO MAKE IT EASY
We offer both full-service consulting by the project, as well as eDesign for those gigs that just need the kickstart and fine-tuning.
eDesign can be a cost-effective way to put ideas together, formulate cohesive project plans, and shop like a pro. You can hand these detailed plans off to your construction team, or implement them yourself.
Let's dig in!