In their place, Nate and a team of handymen created a custom valance built out of plywood. "Take a Southwestern-style runner and upholster the plywood," says Nate. "It sounds complicated, but all you need to do is staple-gun it and trim the excess."
All of us experience things that completely hit the reset button on our lives. For Nate Berkus, it was surviving the 2004 tsunami that took the life of his partner, photographer Fernando Bengoechea. Here, the designer shares some of the lessons he learned about hanging on and moving forward.