The story behind Nest in the Desert
Nest In The Desert has not always been a part of this lovely community, but if you’ve met Robyn and Ivana by popping into their store, you’re not likely to forget it. Countless people have graced their store and later returned to say “thank you so much for bringing a store like this to Oro Valley; there wasn’t anything available to us and we had to travel for miles to find any type of décor store.” This one-of-a-kind brick and mortar came into existence because of Ivana and Robyn’s love for design and passion to help people create a happy and beautiful home. They are so thankful to know their community and meet new people everyday. You’ll find a host of specially curated, eclectic and stylish decor items such as furniture, art, lighting, pillows, pottery, focal pieces, and home accessories for every occasion. You might be wondering who are the ladies behind the vision and success of Nest in the Desert, a beautiful store that exudes design creativity.
Their passion started over 20 years ago. Ivana moved with her family from New York where she worked at Tiffany’s, among other luxury retailers. Looking for a slower pace for her children, a move to Arizona seemed to fit that need. She met her next door neighbor Robyn and they’ve been best friends ever since. Ivana began her real estate career in Peoria, AZ where they both live. Robyn would do interior styling and design for her friends and help stage Ivana’s real estate listings. They both realized the assortment of home décor options was inferior and they needed more. Robyn had always been in the design industry, which is her passion - Robyn and design are synonymous. She had a floral store, a design business and a home decor store before retiring. But one day Ivana’s daughter, who was going to college in Tucson, told her mom and Robyn how wonderful the town was. That conversation led to the fact that there was no home décor/design store in all of Tucson that was like what Nest in the Desert could become. Looking for an adventure together, these two best friends created one of the most unique home design shopping experiences in the Tucson area.
Their collection of unique and hand-picked items are not the mass produced selections in other home good stores. For Robyn and Ivana, reigniting their passion of design and providing the community of Oro Valley with a custom experience was an exciting adventure that they are grateful to experience daily. “It's important that we create a happy place, a place where our team arrives with smiles because it’s more like an oasis retreat than a job. A place where our customers come in just to hang out, drink their coffee, listen to music, and be inspired. A place that feels like home” said Ivana, as she reflected on what makes Nest in the Desert different. Robyn shared “we encourage people to come in with photos of what they’re looking for or a room they’re working on. We can help them find options in the store or even privately source options within our design and artist network. It’s not just about amazing customer service, it's about being of service to our community.” There’s also the option of having them go to your home so if you need design help, call them up and get scheduled. Above all else, they want to know their customers, be that special place to offer design help, and offer an array of quality design elements that speaks to the passion of functional design and a happy home.
Experience Nest in the Desert
Address: 7954 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704 |
Open Monday - Saturday 10AM to 6PM | Sunday 11AM to 4PM
Phone: (520) 297-8299