Welcome to one of the more pleasurable bookish events of the week; Waiting on Wednesdays, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine, is our chance to drool about the delicious books we’re awaiting.
I love all things stylish and beautiful, and I’m a bit obsessed with feathering my nest. Hence my home is filled with books with glossy pages (as well as all the other kinds of books I read).
Today’s feature is from that Maven of Style, Nate Berkus, whose book The Things That Matter will be released on October 16. Yay! Not long to wait.
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.
I can’t wait! And I’m featuring this book on my “guilty pleasures” blog because I love to showcase the beautiful things I love. Now I’m off to see what you’re awaiting.