GET THE JOB DONE IN STYLE

Now that the students in your life are back to school with all the cool tools they need to have a successful year, it’s time to focus on updating your own office. Whether your space is a small nook in your home, or you have the corner office in a skyscraper, these stylish items will help you get the job done.

A TABLETOP TIP FROM DESIGNER NATE BERKUS

 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.