The Things That Matter

The Things That Matter

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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 hea€™s collected in his travels, every piece defines who hea€™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 ownersa€™ lives and the inspiring choices that have made them who they are today. The Things That Matter convincingly lays out Nate Berkusa€™s philosophy that things do matter. Our homes tell our stories, they reflect the places wea€™ve been and the people wea€™ve loved along the waya€”and there can be no more beautiful design for living than that. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES From the Hardcover edition.They complement the old chest ofdrawers she got \ from Craigslist, sanded down, and painted intoa black-and-white piece that ... A black wastepapela#39; basket in the shape ofa snare drum (anotheryard sale find) completes the picture. ... For a moment you can almost believe youa#39;re gazing at a contemporary art installation.

Title:The Things That Matter
Author:Nate Berkus
Publisher:Spiegel & Grau - 2012-10-16


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