I have liked Nate Berkus since the first day he stepped on to Oprah's stage and revealed a tiny apartment makeover. I like his style, I like his design philosophy and because he's also from Minneapolis and we're close in age, I feel like he's a bit of kindred spirit -- we were both born in September and are anal about organization. We were also probably re-arranging our bedrooms at the same time when we were kids! (We're practically twins, I know!)
I received his book for Christmas.
lick here to view the interview on the OWN website) I finally picked up the book and started reading it all the way through.
His book is a great read and is not just another pretty coffee table book. I love the fact that he gets personal and tells his story. It's kind of a "decorating-book-meets-biography-meets-real-life-stories" book and it was such a fun, deep and enlightening read!
He was so open and forthcoming about his passion for design, his personal experiences and how he came to his design philosophy. He also shares pictures from his own home as well as homes that illustrate his point of decorating with things that matter to you. After reading it, I feel like I really understand what it means to make your home tell the story of who you are and I couldn't agree more with his decorating philosophy.
Great job, Nate! I love you more than ever and your book will forever be on my coffee table (or maybe a shelf...it will get moved around but it will always be in my home)!