- "What's your trick of the trade?
MH: I think Nate Berkus said it best. Something like "Clean up your house, folks." You'll be amazed at how much giving your home a good deep cleaning and getting rid of clutter can immediately change the look and feel." — @polyvore-editorial
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. Format: Hardcover. Pages: 336.
- "What's one thing every house should invest in?
MH: Good floors. Whether it be tile, wood or carpet, they are the thing that gets the most wear and tear. When your floor coverings are in bad shape it makes the rest of the house feel frumpy." — @polyvore-editorial
This outdoor rug from Pappelina contains a basic geographic pattern. It uses PVC-plastic and polyester-warp to give it ultimate durability and clean-ability. Great for decks, bathrooms, kitchens and kid's rooms.
- WINE & GOLD 1930s Decorative Books, Wedding Decor, Centerpiece, Table Settings, Book Collection Set, Antique Old Books, Home Library"Where do you go for inspiration?
MH: One of my favorite things to do is go to a bookstore, plop on a chair and spend an hour scouring design magazines and books." — @polyvore-editorial
A timeless colorful accent for decorating, a wedding, or a unique vintage gift. ORNATE WINE. Elegant books in wine shades with gold accents. The set measures 8 3/4" tall by 7 1/2" long. CURIOUS ABOUT OUR SHOP?
- "What home product would you love to own?
MH: I've always wanted a robotic vacuum. Living with four men, I sweep several times a day. The idea of a vacuum going from room to room on its own cleaning my floors all day sounds dreamy!" — @polyvore-editorial
The iRobot 770 is the best piece of the cleaning-robots brand at the moment. Its numerous functions make the everyday a lot easier and convert the house-cleaning-day into a day off. Dust, dirt, hair, moister and crumbs are not a problem for the iRobot Roomba 770. One button-press is enough: Roomba will start and vacuum-clean the whole room. Reliably, tirelessly and independently. It will navigate automatically around obstacles, it will notice steps and it will also clean under nearly all beds and sofas because of its flat construction. Thereby Roomba calculates its own way crossing rooms 67 times every second and it will clean every area averagely four times. With counter rotating brushes and the strong suction motor, it will also clean different grounds, change from parquet to carpets and continue its work in the kitchen, bathroom and corridor. It will thereby automatically adapt to the ground it is on. The rotating lateral edge brush will sweep edges and baseboards. If the Roomba sensors detect an area with more dirt, it will run a bit slower and longer on the same space. And this perfectly: additionally to the dirt-recognition of the other iRobot-products, the Roomba 770 possesses an optical dirt-recognition that also removes hardest dirt-sport. Dust, pollen and allergens are caught in the filtering system of the bag-less dust-container, which has to only be emptied later. Thanks to its HEP-Filter, the iRobot Roomba 770 makes an especially pure and healthy ambient air. Abysses such as steps or different levels aren’t dangerous for the iRobot Roomba: Its sensors will notice edges on time avoiding the thread of falling. The iRobot 770 does automatically find its Home-Base – the charging station, where it will drive in at the end of suctioning, to charge for its next job. This will take three hours and ensures that Roomba cleans up to 4 rooms afterwards. If the dust-container is full, the Roomba 770 will warn you by control-lamp. Roomba gets its new job simply by only pressing a button or with a one-time onboard-programming which is adjustable with an included remote control. Up to seven working times for the whole week can be pre-installed with it. This is how your vacuum cleaner robot is active, even when you are not at home. More details: Dimensions: ø 35cm x H 9.2cm. Weight: 3.85kg. Charging time: 3 hours. Delivery package: extern power supply, high performance accumulator, additional brushes set, wireless remote control, additional HEPA-filter. Programming function.
- "Talk about your dream house.
MH: I've always daydreamed about living in a large NYC loft, however, living with boys, I'm not sure how ideal that would be. I've also fantasized about living in a modern farmhouse on several acres close to a city." — @polyvore-editorial
Housing six growing boys, two dogs and your mother requires a lot of organization — and a lot of space. Missy Gerardi faced this challenge when she took on a dated 1950s home with her husband, Phil,...