Home Rules: Transform the Place You Live Into a Place You'll Love

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Hyperion Books, Nov 1, 2005 - Architecture - 176 pages
Nate Berkus, regular contributor on The Oprah Winfrey Show, contributing editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, and nationally renowned decorator, has created a book inspired by his belief that everyone should love the way they live. This step-by-step guide to achieving your own beautiful rooms is based on Nate+s signature style and innovative approach to design. As a small boy, Nate could often be found rearranging his room (as well as helping his mother and the other neighborhood mothers rearrange theirs). Throughout the years his passion continued to grow, and soon Nate was heading his own award-winning firm with an elite roster of clients. But it was Oprah Winfrey who gave Nate the chance of a lifetime-the opportunity to go into millions of homes around the world and join her mission to help people live their best lives. -It has been a dream come true that has absolutely changed my life,+ explains Berkus. -Not only has working with Oprah helped me redefine my own vision and purpose-but she continues to challenge me to use my own life to help others live better. And there is nothing that makes me happier or more grateful than to be a part of that.+ As Oprah always says, -your home should be a reflection of who you truly are.+ Nate says, no matter how much money you have, he believes that is so very true. -I am honored to share my love of design to help everyone make that dream real for themselves with this book.+

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User Review  - piscesofminneapolis - Overstock.com

I bought this book as I was doing my new home and found it very helpful. The designs are comfortable not stuffy and I think most folks would like this book. Read full review

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User Review  - nickdreamsong - LibraryThing

Although I'm not a big Oprah fan, I have to thank her for introducing the world to this guy. Nate's sense of style and his clear straight-forward design advice are indispensable. Buy a copy for yourself and a copy to give as a housewarming present. Read full review


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Starting his design firm in Chicago in 1995 at the age of 24, Berkus has designed prestigious homes and private spaces for his clientele, as well as commercial spaces that include several design projects for Barneys New York and W hotels, and a complete redesign of Wolfgang Puck's Spago Chicago. He has also designed a collection of furniture for Niedermaier.

Leiner is a Chicago-based freelance writer and publicist. She is the former style reporter for WGN-TV Chicago.

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