Nate Berkus understands a detail or two about decking the halls.
And when it comes time to embellish his dwelling for the holidays, the HGTV star’s philosophy is “the far more meaningful, the merrier.”
“Being a father in addition to being a designer has changed my standpoint on the holidays in basic, but absolutely on getaway decorations,” Berkus — who shares daughter Poppy, 6, and son Oskar, 3, with husband Jeremiah Brent — instructed Page 6 Model.
For occasion, his preferred Xmas ornament is not a one-of-a-sort artwork piece, but alternatively a sentimental bauble showcasing a framed photo of him and Oskar reaching for snacks at the correct similar time.
“If I had to say just one point in our household that is the most meaningful to me at holiday break time, it is the fact that both of those my three-year-outdated son and I enjoy meals and clearly we have no difficulty assisting ourselves,” Berkus said.
And when no December decor is entire without having loads of festive lighting, it is acquired to be kid-proof. The interior designer lately teamed up with Duracell to advocate for secure decorating methods, like taping battery packs shut, swapping out lithium coin batteries kinds with a bitter coating and opting for flameless candles.
“When you look at points by the eyes of a boy or girl you realize how enjoyable it is all of a sudden to have the dwelling lit up with flameless candles,” he stated, including that they also make for an outstanding tablescape.
“Planning a evening meal at residence for any individual and possessing … their most loved foods designed, environment the desk fantastically, making that an party … It is these items that persons definitely don’t forget the most,” he mentioned.
But the inside designer’s unquestionably received some aspirational presents in head for Brent this time.
“We’re both equally designers, clearly, so for us I imagine normally the most effective items are a unusual piece of furniture or a ornamental object or something that we have discovered at an auction or on the web, something with a tiny little bit of historical past,” he shared.
“There’s a designer that Jeremiah enjoys — an Italian designer from the 1930s and 1940s — so I am looking all in excess of right now for some thing that was manufactured by that certain designer.”
For other folks on his record, Berkus is stocking up on some thing less difficult: white bath towels.
“You know people do not invest in towels for on their own that generally, so it is a definitely realistic, high-class reward … [that] needn’t be tremendous high priced,” he said, incorporating that he likes wrapping every established with a ribbon for a little bit of festive flair.