Some may say valuing the things in your home is materialistic, but designer Nate Berkus says the things we surround ourselves with tell the story of who we are. The best homes, he says, are put together over time with items that have meaning to us. Watch as he reveals the three questions to ask yourself before bringing anything home. Plus, he discusses the cancellation of his talk show and how he recovered after losing the love of his life in the 2004 tsunami.
Our December issue features Oprah's Favorite Things—as well as your chance to win them all! You'll also find our easy holiday declutter plan, Dr. Oz's guide to sleeping better (starting tonight) and the ultimate holiday menu.