The Things That Matter by Nate BerkusThe Things That Matter by Nate Berkus

The Things That Matter

byNate Berkus

Hardcover | October 16, 2012

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Does your home tell the story of who you are?
In The Things That Matter, Nate Berkus shares intimate stories from his life, introduces us to people who influenced him and helped him forge his sense of style, and opens up about the remarkable experiences that have left him forever changed, all of which find expression in how he lives today. From his most cherished flea market finds, to his beloved books and photos, to the many extraordinary mementos he’s collected in his travels, every piece defines who he’s become and what endures in his world.
Berkus invites readers into his own home as well as into twelve others, including a sleek steel-and-glass high-rise that soars above Chicago, a rustic cottage in the Hudson Valley, an ultra-chic atelier that maximizes every inch of space, a Greenwich Village townhouse that holds multiple art collections, and a study in meaningful minimalism in Marfa, Texas. The distinctive interiors beautifully displayed in this book offer revealing portraits of their owners’ lives and the inspiring choices that have made them who they are today.
The Things That Matter convincingly lays out Nate Berkus’s philosophy that things do matter. Our homes tell our stories, they reflect the places we’ve been and the people we’ve loved along the way—and there can be no more beautiful design for living than that.

Nate Berkus is founder of the interior design firm Nate Berkus Associates. For two years he was the host of The Nate Berkus Show, an Emmy Award–winning, nationally syndicated daytime talk show. His work has appeared in Elle Decor, O: The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and House Beautiful. He is the author of ...
Title:The Things That MatterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 11.2 × 9.5 × 1.1 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679644318

ISBN - 13:9780679644316


Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you could only read one decorating book, this is the one. I love to read interior decorating books and magazines. This book has some beautiful rooms but it definitely doesn't tell you what you should buy. Instead, Nate takes you on a journey through some fabulous homes and tells you why the homes are a reflection of the person who lives there. He makes you think about the what you already own, why you own it and how to honour it. After reading this book, I'm not sure I can look at interior decorating magazines with the same eye - who cares about an aesthetic space that doesn't show the personality of the resident? Or spaces that can interchangeable for anyone or reproduced ad nauseam? I realize now that creating a home is about creating a space that resonates uniquely to you. This is why I suggest that if you could only read one decorating book in your lifetime, this should be the book. It will make you rethink how you approach your home. And it has some interesting anecdotes about celebrities and the objects they own. This book is a great read that's light enough to entertain while re-educating you to focus on the things that matter.
Date published: 2013-06-29