It's All About Figuring It Out


"Banana Republic just unveiled its new series of ads featuring real-life couples, including interior designers Nate Berkus and his fiancé Jeremiah Brent."


I’ve been having a love affair with everything Nate Berkus and his interiors. I’ve been a fan since I can remember and bought his book at TJ Maxx way back when. I used to tune into the show also! Not only is he nice and handsome- he’s super talented. 

Reasons I like his decor- 

  • Modern Global- Nate uses updated global prints and motifs such as Ikat, different animal skins and earth toned colors. He also uses grasses, antlers, etc.
  • Use of metallics- He creatively uses metallics to elevate interiors. Particularly brass, which is one of my favorite metallics. 
  • Masculine- I am not a fan of super girly or colorful interiors. I much more prefer earth tones, masculine motifs and some feminine details sprinkled about. I also love his use of navy instead of black to give the interiors a rich feel. 
  • Current themes- He incorporates modern and trendy themes but in a classic way. 

Feast your eyes on some of his greatest looks above, all images pinterest. Now back to reading “Home Rules” by Nate!

Also note that Target and HSN have both had lines from Nate in their interiors collections. Target currently has his Spring Line for 2014.



Afternoon pick me up. Here’s who we’re listening to this week.


Samira Wiley - Refinery29 “Hollywood’s New Power Players” 

photos by Olivia Malone

styled by Tara Williams

makeup by Tanika McConnell

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25 Things to Do While You Wait for “Orange is the New Black” Season Three


25 Things to Do While You Wait for “Orange is the New Black” Season Three

Have you finished watching Orange is the New Black Season Two yet? Of course you have. Twice, probably. And you’ve watched all the interviews with the cast and read every news clip you can find that even obliquely references season three, but now you have eleven and a half months to wait and no new episodes to sustain you. Here’s how to kill time until the Litchfield crew returns.


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Light & Fresh Summer Pasta

Welcome summer! Looking for a light meal that embodies the essence of the season? Check out my “recipe” for this light & fresh summer pasta that combines a mix of quinoa spaghetti & raw spiralized zucchini topped with a drizzle of roasted garlic olive oil, chopped tomato, fresh basil & a generous dusting of pepita “parmesan.” Delightful! Read the full post & get the recipe at

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