Combine talent, a lifelong passion for design and a bit of luck, and you get Nate Berkus, who you probably recognize from his frequent appearances as a design expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show (not to mention his contributions to O at Home magazine) and through his popular collections at Linens 'N Things. Here, Nate shares his thoughts on decorating for fall -- as well as his plans to spend a lot of time reading by candlelight.
S@H: Tell us about your fall collection for Linens 'N Things.
NB: My fall collection is actually about collecting. I was inspired by the setting of a romantic candlelit library. Rich browns with gold metallic thread as an update to my signature knit throw as well as precious metals are a big part of the feeling.
S@H: What were your goals in creating the new items?
NB: To continue helping people to create another layer of style for their homes, and inspire them to stay home and read.
S@H: What's inspiring you for this fall?
NB: I am inspired by literature, metals like gold and bronze, thick knits and deep, deep Venetian orange. I am also inspired by leather, and natural woven baskets.
S@H: What are your favourite current decor trends?
NB: I like the idea of staying home this fall.
S@H: What colours do you look forward to for fall?
NB: Rich brown and Venetian orange.
S@H: What trends would you like to see disappear?
NB: I think that Americana (decoys, etc.) needs a break.
Image from Home Rules by Nate Berkus.