Sara Colombo’s aesthetic for fine interiors and accessories was cultivated as she traveled the world as a model, while making her home in the fashionable cities of Paris and London.

She found a kindred spirit when she met her husband, Ugo Colombo, whose appreciation for fine European craftsmanship was evident in his work. As a renowned Miami developer, he insisted on outfitting his interiors with finely crafted European, especially made in Italy, products — from wood floors to furniture to the final finishes, assuring his buildings set the bar high for standards of quality.

When the pair began designing their own home, Sara looked to these same craftsman. She discovered that there was a satisfaction in surrounding herself with the warmth and pride of high quality, timeless European pieces, and she knew she wanted to share this feeling with others.

The concept for her NEST brand is finely crafted merchandise made of real materials that are exquisitely designed. For NEST, Sara personally selects for her showroom signature pieces that are beautifully imagined from designers whose standards are impeccable – crafted from horn and handmade lacquer, adorned with galuchet and python. At the Bal Harbour Shops showroom of NEST, designer names and many exclusive to NEST include Pinto Paris, Arca, custom metal works by Domus, bold acrylic pieces by Alexandra von Furstenberg, among others.

In our new series, “The Influencers”, local, national and international tastemakers share what it takes to tickle their fancy and ignite their world when it comes to décor, interiors, and beautiful objects. No matter what the motivation, NEST embraces the elements of many styles to satisfy any taste
or need.