Photo of Nate's home: Roger Davies
The idea of slowing down is exactly what inspired me to write my book The Things That Matter
. It's really tempting to create an instant interior and say, "This set of bedroom furniture is a great deal, and I can finance it. It's easy, I'm done, and I can move on to other areas of my life." Take a beat and drown out the noise from all those makeover shows. The best interiors—the ones that look, function and feel the best—are the interiors that are assembled and collected over time.