Nate Berkus appreciates a matter or two about decking the halls.
And when it arrives time to enhance his home for the holiday seasons, the HGTV star’s philosophy is “the a lot more meaningful, the merrier.”
“Being a dad in addition to being a designer has transformed my point of view on the holidays in basic, but absolutely on vacation decorations,” Berkus — who shares daughter Poppy, 6, and son Oskar, 3, with spouse Jeremiah Brent — explained to Page 6 Type.
For instance, his beloved Christmas ornament is not a a single-of-a-form artwork piece, but rather a sentimental bauble featuring a framed image of him and Oskar achieving for snacks at the correct exact time.
“If I had to say one particular matter in our house which is the most significant to me at holiday time, it is the simple fact that each my three-year-previous son and I really like food items and clearly we have no challenge encouraging ourselves,” Berkus mentioned.
And when no December decor is total without having a good deal of festive lighting, it is acquired to be kid-evidence. The inside designer recently teamed up with Duracell to advocate for harmless decorating methods, like taping battery packs shut, swapping out lithium coin batteries ones with a bitter coating and opting for flameless candles.
“When you glimpse at items through the eyes of a child you know how fascinating it is all of a unexpected to have the home lit up with flameless candles,” he explained, adding that they also make for an exceptional tablescape.
“Planning a dinner at dwelling for someone and possessing … their preferred meals built, environment the desk beautifully, generating that an function … It is all those matters that persons actually recall the most,” he claimed.
But the inside designer’s surely received some aspirational offers in mind for Brent this year.
“We’re both designers, of course, so for us I imagine usually the ideal presents are a uncommon piece of household furniture or a ornamental object or anything that we have found at an auction or on line, something with a very little little bit of history,” he shared.
“There’s a designer that Jeremiah enjoys — an Italian designer from the 1930s and 1940s — so I am seeking all over appropriate now for one thing that was created by that specific designer.”
For others on his list, Berkus is stocking up on a thing more simple: white bath towels.
“You know folks really don’t obtain towels for by themselves that usually, so it’s a truly functional, high-class reward … [that] needn’t be super costly,” he said, incorporating that he likes wrapping each and every established with a ribbon for a little bit of festive flair.