“The truth is, things matter,” Nate Berkus writes in the introduction to his latest book. He continues, “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.” The Things That Matter, which came out this month, is a deeply personal book on decorating.

Stunning photographs take us inside twelve very different homes. Beyond beautiful interiors, the book provides touching and personal reflections on how we live with the things around us.  It’s a compelling and refreshing way to think of design. Tomorrow is Book Lover’s day, so share your favorite design books in the comments!


About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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