Interior designer Nate Berkus has a relaxed American style.

Interior designer Nate Berkus has a relaxed American style.

Interior designer, author and TV personality Nate Berkus has a sense of chic that's very American and relaxed.

In an article by Chicago Tribune reporter Cindy Dampier, Berkus describes his style as being a mix of natural objects, beloved pieces and quality materials.

He also talks about how he loves to entertain and that it was his mother who taught him how to set a memorable table.

Among the tips he shares is that his go-to napkin is a standard white napkin from Williams-Sonoma. He also has napkins custom-made by taking a favorite fabric to his dry cleaners and asking for it to be hemmed into 18-inch squares.






Ah, mothers. They are easy to love but sometimes hard to shop for. If you're at a loss, here are some suggestions: 


Wild Flowers Scented Soap Petals. Place in a dish to brighten up a bathroom. Each bud is so realistic that it will be hard to tear off a few petals to use for single-use hand washing. $9.99. World Market.


L'Occitane Glamorous Gift Box. Pick five of her favorite L'Occitane beauty essentials and they'll be packaged for her in a gorgeous gift box. We recommend filling it with the Shea Butter Hand Cream, Immortelle Divine Cream, Almond Shower Oil, Immortelle Divine Youth Oil and Lavender Foaming Bath. Price varies depending on the products you choose. But if you spend $55 or more, you'll also receive a Terre de Lumière gift box with a L’Eau Eau de Toilette, L’Eau Beautifying Body Milk and L’Eau Gentle Shower Gel. L'Occitane at SouthPark Mall. 


"Mom" Stemless Wine Glass. Toast mom with this wine glass decorated with genuine gold. $14.95. Williams Sonoma. 


Pearl Tulle Social Stole. From Karl Lagerfeld Paris, the famous Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld's  lower priced line. $79. Dillard's at SouthPark Mall. 


Bowery Crossbody With Tea Rose Turnlock. This petite leather purse comes in two colors (chalk or peony) and has a convertible chain that can be worn long or short. $250. Coach at SouthPark Mall.