Saturday, May 04, 2013

Nate Berkus - The Things That Matter

I just finished "The Things that Matter" by Nate Berkus.


It's a large book, and so heavy compared to my Kindle.  And I lugged this book back and forth from work so I could read it on my lunch hour.

I loved this book.  It's so personal and beautifully written.

Here is a great teaser of what to expect in Nate’s wonderful new book “The Things That Matter”:

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 really enjoyed the chapter on Dr. Ruth's home and the story of her life.  It's a story that I never heard before and found it so heroic.


By the end of the book; I wanted to pick it up and start reading it again.  I'm definitely buying this book.  And I would so love to go on a flea market journey with Nate.


2 comments:

Jackie said...

Sounds like a very good book, Angie.
I don't read as much as I used to...or as much as I need to. You are encouraging me, and I thank you!
Hugs,
J.

Angie at Home said...

Oh I have to make time to read.. usually 30 minutes before I go to work. I leave the house early so I can make time for those 30 little minutes. I also try to read at lunch if possible.