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Nate Berkus

Born: 1971 in Orange County, California
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Berkus attended Lake Forest College in Illinois. His interior design firm ''Nate Berkus Associates'' is based out of Chicago.

Biography: Nate Berkus founded his Chicago-based design firm ''Nate Berkus Associates'' in Chicago in 1995 at the age of 24. As one of Chicago's preeminent decorators, he designed prestigious homes and private spaces for his clientele, as well as commercial spaces that include several design projects for ''Barneys New York'' and ''W'' hotels and a complete redesign of ''Wolfgang Puck's Spago Chicago''. He also designed a collection of furniture for Niedermaier.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 the New York Times bestseller ''Home Rules''. He lives in New York City.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Nate Berkus on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Home rules :
ISBN: 1401301371 OCLC: 54415483

Hyperion, New York, N.Y : ©2005.

Presents a step-by-step home decorating guide to creating stylish and innovative rooms that reflect an individual's true personality, interests, tastes, and lifestyle, with photographs that provide inspirational ideas and techniques.

The things that matter /
ISBN: 0679644318 OCLC: 802294385

"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"--