Office Makeover! Nate Berkus Shows How to Transform Your Workspace
While the temperature outside is cooling off for most of us this month, things are heating up for design guru Nate Berkus. His second book The Things That Matter has just debuted, and his 150-piece collection, exclusive to Target is hitting stores on October 21.
The Things That Matter celebrates the idea that your home should tell your story and be comprised of objects that have personal meaning. The glossy tome features 12 eclectic homes that embody this philosophy, including his own New York City apartment and those of Fabiola Beracasa, The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel and Dr. Ruth Westheimer, among many notable others.
This got us thinking: We often spend well over three-quarters of our days here at the StyleCaster offices (StyleCaster being the parent company to The Vivant), so shouldn’t our work spaces be just as meaningful as our homes? Our desks tend to be fortresses of clutter, so we decided to see if Berkus was up to the challenge of transforming one of our workspaces into a place that mattered.
Needless to say, Berkus gladly accepted (he also didn’t have a choice as I’m his kid sister) and set about transforming the desk of one lucky editor—ahem, me —into a seriously chic workspace, using some of the fantastic pieces from his upcoming Target collection. (Ed. note: Considering my desk tends to be a hodgepodge of discarded call sheets, gifts from events and constant clutter, a change was necessary.)
Here, he walks us through a handful of simple steps to help make one office desk feel a little less like, well, an office desk. Read on for Berkus’ tips and to see the design star in action.
Above portrait by Ben Fink Shapiro
Grooming by Ben Thigpen, Artists by Timothy Priano