One of our favorite things about the holiday is the decorating part. And we love that the Chicago Tribune Magazine came knocking to get Nate’s best tried and true tips. But really, our favorite thing? That portrait!
While the cover portrait certainly makes for an excellent addition to the coffee table (or an excellent specimen to bring in to your dentist as #smileinspo), the inside is where it gets really juicy. Pick up a copy (or check out the online feature) to read about Nate’s heartfelt reasoning for moving out to California, how he and Jeremiah make a rental their own, and his genius tips for decorating and entertaining like a boss this holiday season.
Want a taste?
The biggest takeaway here? Keep it simple. Truer words have never been spoken – and leave it to a designer and new dad to get this so right.
Nate recommends spacing out your pre-party cleaning to make it manageable. “Keeping the house clean and organized happens on a daily basis. Organization, people — it’s the key to reducing holiday season burnout.”
And when you’re choosing your holiday decorations, he has some good advice to keep you from throwing money down the drain. “I tend to gravitate toward things that are just a little bit more festive — a little bit more glam — that will look sophisticated by candlelight. But nothing that would look crazy if it was in your house in August.”
There’s more of course, from making the kitchen a happy place to be, to not stressing about the cooking. You can read it all on their site.
Photography by Eric Ray Davidson for Chicago Tribune Magazine.
Florals in our photo by Planning Pretty.