After earning degrees in architecture (Laura a BS and Jennifer an March), Jennifer put in several years with both residential and commercial architecture firms and Laura spent a decade doing residential work, half of it as a design consultant and project manager for regional firms. In 2008, the designers’ lives first crossed paths working at the same architecture firm.

Laura and Jennifer discovered an immediate chemistry and they wanted to package it in the form of a new, reimagined, design firm. In 2010, the LEED-accredited designers started Terre Design Studio to put homeowners – and their lives- first and foremost in the design equation.

As the studio grew, so did their identity and brand. Now known as Nested, the duo has been recognized on Houzz, R-Home, and in their community for outstanding design work.

Now with more than 22 years of architecture and design experience to draw from, Jennifer and Laura continue to bring some fresh perspective and good energy to everything they do. Whether they’re brainstorming the perfect position for that new half bath or how to design a new home on a 20-foot-wide infill lot in Church Hill, the two work as two halves of one very creative whole.

  • Most wonderful experience with Terre Design Studio! We had ideas, interests and limits. Terre Design brought understanding, insights, guidance and plans. We trust their design and architectural expertise. The results included a new entryway, front patio and stonework, interior wall removed, new fireplace with stone facing, a totally renovated kitchen, powder room and mud room/laundry, and new flooring throughout, cabinets/floorings/paint. We would hire them again in a heartbeat.

    Anonymous Client
  • We so enjoyed working with Terre Design Studio. They were kind, fun, approachable, insightful and really care for their clients. It's obvious they love what they do and they enjoy collaborating with companies like ours to create exceptional spaces for their clients.

    Abundance Organizing colleague
  • They took our design that we sketched on a napkin and turned it into our dream home. We were quite impressed at how well they "just got it." Simply the best experience in our entire project!

    Anonymous Client
  • Laura and Jennifer were wonderful to work with. They listened to what we wanted, presented ideas that met our needs, and suggestions that improved upon our thoughts. They were timely, accurate, professional, and pleasant to work with. Finally and best of all, we are extremely pleased with the actual results of our renovations! It looks beautiful and meets our needs perfectly

    Anonymous Client