Nate Berkus’s Lazy Bed-Making Formula Starts With This Many Pillows
Plus now you can get his favorite sheets at Bloomingdale’s.
Published May 3, 2023 4:37 PM
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Nate Berkus was 11 years old the first time he stepped foot in Bloomingdale’s. He was in New York City on a school field trip and recalls likening the flagship location to a “temple of retail.” Decades later, Berkus finds himself at the storefront once again, this time staring at his own collection in the window. Today the designer launched his first line of luxury products, available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s. “It’s a full-circle moment for me,” he says. “There’s something about knowing the collection I’ve so carefully crafted is going to be carried out of that iconic store in the big brown bag.”
The assortment is an extension of Berkus’s Nate Home collaboration with mDesign and features a selection of sheets, duvets, quilts, blankets, and throws ranging from $48 to $448. Rooted in classic yet updated neutrals and patterns (think: broken stripes and quilted squares), the collection was intended to still feel fresh 10 years from now—a huge plus if you’re going to shell out a few hundred dollars on premium linens. “I don’t believe in trends in home,” he says. “I want these things to stand the test of time, so I’m not paying attention to what the Pantone color of the year is.”
Everything in the line is designed to work with an all-white bed, but that’s not to say you’ll only find hotel-like duvets here. The pieces are available in a variety of 14 core tones and 13 seasonal shades, with styles that range from pin-dot matelassé to waffle knits. When it came to the sheets, Berkus has prioritized percale that’s cool to the touch. His reasoning? Most people seem to sleep warm, plus the woven cotton will hold up well after several washes.
Make the Bed Like Berkus
As for putting it all together, Berkus is a stickler for bed making—even when he’s sick, he gets up to straighten the sheets and gets right back in. But he suggests that the laziest of risers can still muster together a chic space without putting in too much work. His tip? Lay four pillows horizontal on the bed, including the ones you sleep on. Take one extra cushion (he likes a bolster or a 20-inch decorative pillow) and put it in front. All of a sudden it’s neat and done. Bonus points for adding a throw blanket at a jaunty angle or folded at the end of the bed.