Nicole Cole of vestige HOME

Wellstruck Lady Boss // Woman-owned business vestige HOME

This interview is part of the Wellstruck Lady Boss Series

Nicole Cole of vestige HOME is co-hosting Wellstruck Lady Boss on October 24, 2017 at Vault + Vine in Philadelphia.

Wellstruck Lady Boss // Woman-owned business vestige HOME

Let's get to know her

Q: What's your current guilty pleasure?

A: Excessive plant buying. It's an addiction I've had for years with no chance of letting up.

Q: What are you listening to lately?

A: Trombone Shorty, RJD2, Norah Jones, and Classical Violin when I need some calm.

Q: What's your favorite app or resource of the moment?

A: Janet Murray from the Soulful PR website and podcast, I've been devouring the excellent content she's been putting out

Q: Who are you crushing on?

A: Zandra and Karen from Little Yellow Couch. I've been listening to their podcast during many years of sanding and their infection laughter and joy for what they do makes me just want to hang out with them for coffee one afternoon.

Q: Current mantra (or phrase, or affirmation...)?

A: Words from writer Roxane Gay "Be relentless, be ambitious, be excellent." Also, remember why you started :)

Wellstruck Lady Boss // Woman-owned business vestige HOME

What makes her a boss


Q: Tell us about your business.

A: I am the founder and owner of vestige HOME. We create small batch, high quality, handmade goods for the home that focus on the simple things in life like gathering for a meal or making your home a more beautiful sanctuary. My brother and I create all of the wood and metal pieces and we also carry a small selection of work from artist friends of ours in different mediums. I'm also currently working on some freelance interior design projects, helping clients create homes that are a reflection of their life and interests while honoring a sense of place.

Q: What accomplishment are you celebrating right now?

A: An eight-week goal of finishing a BUNCH of large wholesale orders — it was the largest consecutive batch of orders we have received to date and it was very physically demanding. I was really glad that I planned everything out day by day and utilized my resources so that it was a smooth completion of the orders. Such a good feeling!

Q: What keeps you motivated?

A: The idea of transformation and bringing beauty into people's lives, whether it be through a thoughtfully crafted piece or a well designed space. Where we live and work and the pieces that we surround ourselves with has a impact on our mood and productivity and our lives can be improved with the choices that we make in these areas.

Q: What's one tip you want to share with other entrepreneurs?

A: Be patient, always be learning and evolving, and be gentle with yourself. I know, that's actually three :)

Q: Why should others join us for lady boss?

A: Lady Boss is a great way to connect with fellow women entrepreneurs. It offers a supportive and encouraging environment to share and learn from one another about running your own business. Being an entrepreneur can be lonely and at times you may be tempted to feel that you are alone in the challenges that you face, the lady boss events help to break down that barrier to see that we're all facing similar things in our businesses.

Wellstruck Lady Boss // Woman-owned business vestige HOME
Wellstruck Lady Boss // Woman-owned business vestige HOME

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