Duo Ventures

|About Us|




We're husband + wife living in the suburbs of Atlanta, where we bought our first home in 2008.  We have been together for about 10 years now (married for 6) & we just had our first baby on April 19th, 2015!


Duonoun\ˈdü-(ˌ)ō    Pair
Venture= noun \ˈven(t)-shər\   An undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome

'Duo Ventures' originally started out as the name of our business - which we started in 2010 when we began working together in the world of event marketing.  We figured that it would always be the two of us embarking on all sorts of different ventures - whether it be home, work, travel, or family related.  So we simply transferred the name over to our blog.


Initially, we primarily blogged about all home related projects - including DIY, organization, & home decor.  Since adding Sami to our family in 2015, we've expanded our content to include some pregnancy, baby, & motherhood topics as well.



More about us:

Nader is Lebanese, but was actually born in Kuwait &his first language is Arabic.  He came to the States when he was 12 years old & is the youngest of 8 kids.  He has a B.S. in Business Management & has spent most of his career in the car business.


Mel is from originally from Wisconsin & moved to Georgia after high school.  She has a B.A. in Modern Language & Culture.  Currently, she's a SAHM to Sami.




So that's a bit about us!
You can take a tour of our house HERE!

8 comments:

  1. I love how you organize and decorate your home!

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    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot :) It always feels like a work in progress...

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  2. I love your bathroom shower tile! Can you tell me the manufacturer and style name? It's exactly what I've been looking for but have not been able to find anything in the stores

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    1. Thanks Deb! We bought all the tile from Floor & Decor - on the receipt it's listed as "Travertine 6x12 Riviera Light Beige". Hope that helps!

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  3. We came across your blog via good ole Google, and wow, very nicely presented and enjoyable blog you have here!!
    In particular we read through your countertop reno transformation and we wish we stumbled across it earlier before we started our kitchen countertop reno!
    May we ask how happy you are still with your Quartz countertop? We are about to purchase the LG Cirrus quartz but have been told very worrisome things about white quartz yellowing overtime and that you need to be very OCD about keeping it clean. Do you still enjoy your countertops with no regrets?

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    1. Hi Kelly & thank you so much! We've had them for about 6 months now & have had zero issues. At times, we'll get blueberry/strawberry juice on the counter when we're making smoothies, but it usually comes right off with a wet towel. Worst case, we rub a little acetone on the mark & it comes right off. Also, we have not noticed any yellowing thus far. We are very happy with our quartz & would definitely recommend it! Hope that helps!
      Mel & Nader :)

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  4. Hi Melissa! I was wondering if y'all satisfied with your Imagio Baby by Westwood Designs Chatham 3-In-1 Convertible Crib? For the life of me, I cannot find a crib with which I'm in love and this is as close as I've come. Do you feel the wood is sturdy & durable? Do you find the crib to be too low to the ground? I'd appreciate any feedback you have - good & bad. Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Hi Emma! The crib we have is called the Ellery 3-in-1 Convertible Crib by Lolly and Me (I think they've redesigned it into a 4-in-1 now)...is that the crib you are referring to? If so, I am very happy with the crib so far! It definitely feels sturdy & well made - and it was super easy to assemble as well. Personally, I don't find it to be too low to the ground...then again, this is our first baby, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. I like that it has two solid end panels as well. Overall, it's a great crib _ I don't have anything negative to say about it. If you have any other questions, please let me know! Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving to you & your famiy as well! :)

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