Designer, host, producer, and author Nate Berkus recently sat down with Hamptons magazine to talk everything from guest etiquette to what we can expect from his newest textile line. Read on to learn where the designer is shopping and what he always brings when staying with friends.
On the perfect summertime hostess gift: “When you don’t have your own home in the Hamptons, one of the things that is a constant source of anxiety and stress is getting a great host gift. [I] pull things from my collection [at Target], like a stack of new beach towels—be generous, they’re not that expensive and come in a million designs.”
On his newest fabric line: “A line with Jo-Ann fabric will launch this month, which is exciting because the fabrics are geared toward people who are making things on their own. That is fun for me to see.”
On his favorite spots in Southampton: "The new Club Monaco store that carries its home collection is one of the best shops on Main Street right now; I love the environment that was created. I like The Perfect Purse for presents because it’s got such an enormous inventory of vintage stuff, which I’m obsessed with."
On his design firm, Nate Berkus Associates: “We spend a lot of time getting to know the people we’re working with so we can create something that doesn’t look like a Nate Berkus interior—there really is no such thing. It looks like the interior of the people who live there.”