November 19, 2012

I Won My Shabby Streamside Studio's Nate Berkus Book Giveaway!

The Things That Matter by Nate Berkus (Hardcover)

I don't know about you, but I've always loved Nate Berkus.  From the first time I saw him on Oprah, I don't know how many years ago. And I love Sandy Foster's blog, My Shabby Streamside Studio.  It embodies all that I find romantic and magical and serene.  Put the two together and what do you get? A fabulous book written by Nate that includes a chapter on Susan's ethereal cottage by the creek in upstate New York. And this girl was l.u.c.k.y. enough to win Sandy's giveaway of his book: The Things That Matter.  Thank you, Sandy!

I can see why Nate chose to include Sandy in his book.  If you're not familiar with My Shabby Streamside Studio you need to stop by for a visit.  Here's just a glimmer of what you'll find there.

{The following photos courtesy of My Shabby Streamside Studio:}




Her mountain hideaway is like a dream come true: surrounded by serene whites, drippy sparkly crystals and gossamer angel wings. A little heaven on earth.








I'm sure you've seen Nate in magazines and on t.v., including his own show.  I've always loved his down to earth personality and sense of humor.  Both qualities shine through loud and clear in this book.  It's Nate's story of personal loss and rebirth, as well a commentary on a diverse group of friends' unique and personal living spaces, as well as his own.

The book is written in such a way that Nate's true personal style becomes more apparent with each passing page. He shares his likes and dislikes about decorating, as well as what he admires about his friends' myriad decorating styles. I really mean it when I say that I had a hard time putting it down!

For Nate, it all boils down to, well, the things that matter. Buy the book to find out just what those things are. Enjoy his relaxed way of storytelling and the fabulous photos throughout.  You won't be disappointed.  I'm so glad I got a chance to read it.  I think this one's going to be on my coffee table for a long time.

My YAK Apparel winter hat giveaway ends tonight at midnight.

If you haven't already, don't forget to enter here.


Happy Thanksgiving all!

xoxo


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7 comments:

Karen Albert said...

Kathleen darn I just missed entering your giveaway! Love Nate Berkus; the book sounds great and the images of Sandy's home are so ethereal and calming!

Xoxo
Karena
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DogsMom said...

Congratulations! And thanks for sharing a peek with us.

I never cared for the fashion parts of Nate's show, but I still miss seeing it every day.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations on winning!!
Hope you are having a great week.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Sounds like a fabulous book, congratulations on your lucky win. I've always liked Nate too...he's so darn cute!!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on your win! You're right, Kathleen, Sandy's home and blog are lovely! She is one talented gal!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Congratulations on your big win! I think Sandy and Nate are fabulous designers. You are one lucky girl!
Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Hugs,
Patti

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