An Extra Let’s Get Personal in the USA today with Paloma’s Nest


The home of Caroline Colóm Vásquez from Paloma's Nest

A:: American is… meddling tradition with innovation.  A hand in the past, an eye on the future.

M:: make, I start making when…I get up in the morning, and don't stop until my eyes are closed. Then I make and create in my dreams. 


E:: entrance, when entering my home you will notice … that it is probably not what you expected from the outside. We are very respectful of the original architecture of the house (built in 1969). While we have certainly modernized and updated it, we try to maintain and preserve certain elements that we feel are part of the history of the home.

R:: room in my home that needs restyling is… the guest room/ office. It needs redefining, and clearer purpose. Help!


 Original-1969-lovingly-preserved- Yellow Cabinet Art Watercolor-house


I:: if I could live in a different place or home, it would be… In a little narrow row house on a canal in the Netherlands, with boats outside the front door and a tiny garden patio out the back. I was a student there several years ago, and the landscape is forever etched in my fond memory. I left a part of me there. 

C:: craft projects that I love best are… things that I create on the spur-of-the-moment. Projects that can be made using the materials I have available, that don't require purchasing any additional supplies. Even better when I can find the glue and scissors. 


A:: art in my homes comes from… My favorite antiques fair that takes place twice a year in Round Top, Texas. Mile after mile of tents filled to the brim with curiosities. 

N:: new in my home is… A set of wooden child-size chairs in the shape of animals, that live in our playroom. They were handcrafted by my husband for our soon-to-be-released Menagerie collection of home accessories and decor for little ones. 


H:: hobby, I always make time for…Cooking a wonderful meal from scratch on the weekends. Complete with dessert.

O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear is… My burnished gold knee-high leather boots that I found a few years back at Anthropologie. They are simple enough to go with everything, but so rock n'roll. And I love a subtle touch of gilding on, well, almost anything!


M:: magazines I love to read are…  a little bit business, a little bit inspiration. Always in the stack are Inc. Magazine and Martha Stewart Living.

E:: enjoy, I can't live without… hot baths, peppermint tea, and my loved ones. 


Thank You  Caroline  from Paloma's Nest!

Isn't it nice to see how Caroline lives? I know so many of you love her work. The ceramic bowls, ornaments and cups have been going around the web for many years and it must be this lady her lovey personalitly that makes her items never to go out of style!!! …Paloma's Nest


Bloesem loves comments
  1. MyWorldOfCuriosité

    Thank you for introducing me with Paloma’s Nest! Such lovely work!

    These Easter eggs are brilliant in their simplicity. I might just have to try this idea…

  2. Diana Mieczan

    What a beautiful home! I love that stunning and so charming frame wall:) The Easter eggs are really brilliant too. Wish you both a great Thursday

  3. Haley


    “I start making when…I get up in the morning, and don’t stop until my eyes are closed. Then I make and create in my dreams.”

    So inspiring!

  4. Sarah Benson

    wow, a fellow austinite! beautiful work and home, i look forward to seeing your shop open up in the summer!

  5. Kate Harkins

    About the photo wall: May I offer my family photo twist: Adding fake relatives to a photo wall (found photos you like and frame, not knowing the people)make it playful and silly and an opportunity for cool photos to add to the decor. It’s relatives with no baggage! I imagine them talking to one another across the photos, as in Hey! What are you doing here? Well obvioulsy you people needed some help, etc…

Recently on Bloesem
Macramé at Home – Nathalie Ranae KOEL Magazine - Macrame books

5 Macramé Books for Modern Makers

Let us inspire your with our editors' favorite macramé books for modern makers. Enjoy these wonderful reads and the relaxing art of knotting our very own stylish art piece.

Contemporary Needlework Birds by Jurianne Matter

Let's meet Dutch designer and crafter universalis Jurianne Matter. She created a wonderful contemporary needlework birds pattern and other spring inspired embroidery templates especially for KOEL.
Texture – Hannah Fettig KOEL Magazine knitting books

5 Knitting Books for Modern Makers

Our editors are continously on the lookout for new knitting inspiration. So let’s discover new knitting books with ideas for beginner to pros.

Embroidery Card by Cotton Clara

Let's create an embroidery card to send to our friends or family members to keep their spirits up in these unprecedented times.