I was in a lighting showroom the other day sourcing wall sconces for a project, and in trying to explain the vibe I was after I said to the salesperson, "you know, kind of like Nate Berkus's own house. Not the Chicago house, the New York house." And he looked at me and asked, "why does that name sound familiar?"
My jaw almost dropped.
But then I had one of those moments that reminded me that most people--even plenty of people in this industry--are not obsessed with decorators and design. They don't necessarily follow careers and collaborations and pore over shelter books like celebrity rags.
It was good to remember.
But then of course I bought Nate's book and spent last night tearfully reading his story in his own words. If you are, indeed, obsessed with the notion of home and the power of objects and design to create it, you must get this book.