He’s been an expert for Oprah Winfrey, featured in publications such as InStyle and Elle Décor and recently created a line for Target, but interiors guru Nate Berkus also has a special connection to Las Vegas: His mother lives here. She’s a former interior designer, and Berkus says that’s where he gets his sense of style and his love for precious old things, which he talks about in his book, The Things That Matter.
Interior design can be a difficult thing to tackle. What advice do you give?
There is so much information on design. We’re overloaded with products. People often see items that are on sale and immediately buy them. Good decorating comes with time, and people should stop and carefully buy things they can afford.
Your book talks about decorating with items that tell your story.
What I love about this book is that it doesn’t just show beautiful spaces. I tell people to select things that tell the story of who they are. And this book tells the stories of where people have traveled, and you understand why they made their choices.
Why expand your brand with the Target collaboration?
I admire Target, because you don’t have to pay a lot of money to have beautiful things. What I created are simple vintage-inspired pieces anyone can buy.