Raise your hand if you have a major crush on Nate Berkus. Yup, me too. 'Cause everything Nate does, from his interiors to his irresistible grin, has a signature warmth that just makes you want to hug him. Then there's his Nate Berkus for Target line, which consistently delivers unique yet versatile style for us design hounds on a budget. I'm dying over the Fall 2013 collection, which arrives on September 15. To celebrate the release, Nate answered a few of my burning questions—and at the end of this post you can enter to win a $150 Target gift card to shop Nate's latest pieces!
AS: So many of the pieces in the new collection have such a great global feel to them—the influence from your travels shines through so beautifully. What are your tips for incorporating this global style into someone's existing decor that perhaps has a more traditional feel to it? NB: I’ve always believed that your home should tell your story, so even if you identify strongly with one particular style or look, there’s no reason why you can’t layer in pieces that are more modern or well-travelled. A well put together home is not about everything matching…it’s about finding things that you truly love and then, because you love something, you find a place for it.
AS: With seasonal updates—transitioning your home from summer to fall—it's not practical or economical to swap everything. What should we focus on when changing one or two things for maximum impact? NB: Throw pillows, floor rugs, or a piece of art. They are easy to change up and the result can be pretty impactful. One of the things I also like to do is move furniture around, like swapping out the side tables in my living room and using them as bedside tables in the bedroom instead. It’s a way to create a whole new look using pieces you already have.
AS: The collection is comprised of mostly super-versatile blacks, whites, and metallics. For the color lovers out there, what shades are you especially loving right now that we can mix in with these great neutrals? NB: I’m such a fan of monochromatic color schemes right now. They just feel very elegant and fresh to me. For colors to layer in, I like dark grays, navy or deep greens. They add texture and richness to a space…and are perfect for the fall.Thank you Nate for talking with us today! To win a $150 Target gift card so you can shop Nate's Fall 2013 line, simply leave a comment here sharing one way you'll be switching things up for fall! Tweet this post (tag @NateBerkus and @citysage) then leave a separate comment here for an extra entry. I'll randomly select a winner one week from today. Shopping Guide: 1. Multi Taper Gold Candleholder 2. Classic Task Lamp 3. Black and Gold Pillow 5. Black and White Vase 6. Folding Metal Campaign Stool