If you follow shelter/design blogs, you may have noticed the #nateday posts. These posts are in support of his new show starting September 13th and I’m sure they vary from what they talk about, to the inspirational photos they share, to how much Oprah loves him. However, I am sharing my favorites pieces from his HSN collection and a personal reason to like him as a person.
In my eyes, this does not qualify as a “sofa.” However, it is a lovely loveseat or settee. I would like having it in mushroom and should hurry as it is almost sold out. It’s a little tempting to use it as a “bench” for our dining room. However, there are no options for outdoor fabric through HSN. Still, I will be measuring this week.
Bamboo-style metal table
If you are into chinoiserie then this table is for you. Plus, there is another version that comes with a mirrored top instead of plain glass. We all know how much I love mirrored furniture.
Luxury Silk Throw
It’s a silk, ploy and cotton mix. Therefore, this throw should hold up well. If you enjoy it, good news for you as it is on clearance.
The Mister and I have a jute rug from Nate’s HSN collection. The natural weave holds onto The Colonel’s hair like it needs it to survive. Occasionally, while vacuuming, the weave would come undone and we were left with a few random strays. This left me to vacuuming the 8′x10′ rug with the attachment. Therefore, we removed this rug from our master bedroom as I don’t have what it takes to keep that rug clean. currently, it is folded and sitting in our side room. It held up fairly well, but it does make me question the quality of his HSN collection. It could be the loose weave of the rug was no match to The Colonel and our traffic. I do know that we love our West Elm jute rugs and we don’t have similar issues with it.
Though the quality of his rug bothered me, the quality of his spirit does not. I will never forget hearing him explain how he lost his partner, Fernado Bengoechea, in the 2004 tsunami. Though many horrific stories had been shared and so much loss to fathom, his story really touched me. I appreciated his transparancy, as he could be considered a “celebrity” by many. You could tell that he shared his story not to be dramatic or to simply tell it, he believed that his story could reach and touch others. It had a bigger purpose.
Also, a lover of animals, I was deeply touched by the piece he did with Lisa Ling regarding Hurricane Katrina.
I’ll be turning in on September 13th and hope it impresses me more than this season of Design Star.
UPDATE: High-Heeled Foot in the Door has a better description, and love of Nate story, than I. So, if you want a more detailed explanation of #nateday look here.
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