Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nate Berkus at Target & Things That Matter





Wanted to get this post out quick. The new Nate Berkus Collection hit Target last week. Though it was delayed at some spots I found it at two stores near me. Quick get out there if you love Nate's great taste. The quality of the towels, and home accessories is in my opinion excellent and not your usual Target fare.  I bought a beautiful wood box and want to go back for a lacquered one, like above.




From the Target site above..




I loved the snakeskin look boxes and pillows. The towels, rugs and bedding are gorgeous colors. The soapstone bath accessories are also chic!








The box I bought at home. Love it in a lot of spaces. Not sure where it will end up..






Some more of the treasures. Average price is about $19.99!











I also scored his inspiring  book, "The Things That Matter." It's about $24 at Target vs. $35 in bookstores.


The book sucked me in right away. Nate basically tells the story of his life up until now. Mementos from his life share space in his home and tell his story. He encourages us to do the same. Things that mark special events, trips and that have significance should be part of your home.  This book also shows some interesting people who live with their life's treasures..






I'm a huge fan of this adorable and likeable guy and his decorating. He also is quite a writer. I read this book in one day and loved it all.  His photos and story touched my heart. This is not your average decor book! One of my favorite ideas from the book, and that I personally follow in my own home from Nate is this:


"I've always believed your home should tell your story.....The truth is things matter. They have to. They're what we live with and touch each and every day. They represent what we've seen, who we've loved, and where we hope to go next. They remind us of the good times and the rough patches, and everything in between that's made us who we are."


                                                                     

Could Nate be any more darling? 
 

Another reason I loved this book! He shows it's those things and not expensive acquisitions that make a home have style and also make you want to be there. It's your nest and not a showplace! Remember that when you are feeling your home's not living up to the model home standard.

My next post I'll show the things that matter to me, in my own home.

Happy Shopping!

Kim



10 comments :

  1. Hi Kim,
    Great post on the new Nate Berkus Collection for Target. I made a bee-line to my target last week and scored a couple of items. My favorite is the gold sculptural piece (behind the book in your photo-it looks perfect on my coffee table.
    Love your blog-I'm a new follower (also from Nor Cal) from Chico.
    Cheers, Heather
    http://www.stylemindchic.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Heather! I loved that piece too! So hard to decide what to get! I just checked out your fun blog! I will follow you too. So nice to find another Northern Cal blogger!
      xo
      Kim

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  2. I want Target to come to France right now ! I keep reading about all the great finds you can buy in that store !.. btw, Nate Berkus can follow too !

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    1. Yes, but I wish we had Monoprix and so many other great store you have! Reading his book, I guess Nate used to live in Paris for a while too. Isn't he a doll? I really enjoyed your blog and reading more about France! I am following you!

      xo
      KIm

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  3. Hi

    Your posts are not updating and are not in bloglovin so I've got to do that process again. Great post. He does have some great items. I agree.

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  4. Kim,
    Can you check your feeds. I went into bloglovin, and they are still pulling your Green Team as your newest post. And for some reason, my side bar is still pulling that one, too. I"m going to re add you to see if that makes a difference.

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    1. Leigh, Thanks so much for the heads-up. I don't know what's going on. I'll find out and let you know.


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  5. Love this post! So many awesome pieces! Hugs from SoCal! xx The Golden Girls

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  6. That's a great quote and so true. I'm looking forward to your post about seeing what matters to you. I may have to get that book.
    xo
    annie

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  7. Part of me wishes there was a target in London and then I think I would be spending so much money in there! Love that box. Sooo lovely it will suit everything...jealous :)

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