Sarah Karakaian is all about maximizing the design and function of spaces. It all started on the road as a world-traveling performer in hit Broadway musicals, where the only constant was her thoughtfully compartmentalized suitcase. In 2014, Sarah teamed-up with handy hubby, Nick, to create beautiful spaces full-time as Nestrs, LLC—a professional staging, organizing, design, and handyman company. Sarah maximizes the sale price on homes as an expert home stager, coaches clients on organizing/design and transforms forgotten properties into successful long- and short-term rentals. Their work and expertise have even been featured on the HGTV television series, Beach Flip, The Washington Post, Realtor.com and The New York Post, among others. Sarah is the host of NAPO’s (The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) popular podcast Stand Out: Growing Your Organizing and Productivity Business. Her other passions include playing co-ed adult kickball, Crossfit, loving up on her cuddly cockapoo, Hiro, and savoring her daily cold brew with skim milk (Coffee. Demo. Reno. Repeat.)
Nick is a specialist in maximizing property value through smart renovations. Before starting Nestrs with his wife, he received his masters degree in Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University. He also teamed up with Keller William Realty to strengthen his background. He’s uniquely qualified to determine what architectural and design elements will bring the most value to your property … and to execute them in a cost-effective way. Nick loves speaking at local home and garden shows and educational seminars to help homeowners accomplish their renovation and design goals!
David has a true passion and skill for furniture upcycling, crafty things, and anything DIY-centric. David’s background and training has always been on the creative side having performed on Broadway, several National Tours, and as Associate Choreographer to Andy Blankenbuehler (Broadway’s “Hamilton”). He honed his design eye during his travels around the country and has a true talent for client collaboration – joining a client’s vision with balance, color, and creativity. He’s excited to join the team at Nestrs with two of the most talented, genuine, and hilarious people he knows. Great ideas, laughter, and coffee are always flowing when Nestrs and David team up!