Nate Berkus shares his must haves for the holidays
(NC) This holiday season, interior designer and author Nate Berkus, who just happens to have a completely chic line of housewares exclusively sold at Target, shared with us his top picks to make your holiday entertaining, decorating and gift giving a breeze.
“For me, holiday decorating means amping up the shine,” shared Nate. “Add plenty of metallic accents to the table and tree as well as loading up on candles and twinkly lights to make your space come alive.”
If you aren't sure where to begin, Nate says to start first with the surfaces in your home. "Fresh pine garland, with flameless candles and some gold vases to add height are all that's needed to finish the mantel. For the table, stick with white plates for place settings and add in a bit of shine as the centerpiece. I especially like the mix of my elephant tea light holder and place card holders for the holiday table this season."
According to Nate, be prepared when company comes over. "The house is always full at this time of year. Be prepared to cozy up with company by having what you need to entertain within easy reach. An extra bottle of wine in the cupboard, snacks like almonds, cheese and crackers stocked in the pantry, along with a cozy throw and you're all set for a night in by the tree when company comes over!"
From what we've been told, it's not just Santa's list you want to be on, Nate's known as a great gift giver around his house. "Some of the women in my family have joked about rigging the gift exchange so I get their name in the draw. I'm sort of infamous for the gifts I give, not because they're expensive but because they come from the heart," jokes Nate. "My trick? I shop all year round, and buy an item I know they'll love. But, if you're just getting started, don't worry. You can make any gift great by making it personal. An elegant box like my duotone enamel one this season will be even more special if you tuck a favorite picture of the two of you on the inside, while a pair of pillows get an upgrade when you pin a note to them that reads 'These were so chic, I knew they had to belong to you.' Good gift giving comes down to the details."
Visit www.target.ca for more information and make sure to like him on Facebook.com/NateBerkus.
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