Berkus was our guest on 9NEWS 8 a.m.
Berkus shares intimate stories from his life in the book, and introduces readers to people who influenced him and helped him forge his sense of style.
He also opens up about some of the experiences that have left him forever changed, all of which he says find expression in how he lives today.
Berkus invites readers into his own home as well as into twelve others, including a sleek steel-and-glass high-rise that soars above Chicago, a rustic cottage in the Hudson Valley, and what he calls "a study in meaningful minimalism" in Marfa, Texas.
The Things That Matter lays out Berkus's philosophy that things do matter. He says our homes not only tell our stories, they reflect the places we've been and the people we've loved along the way. Berkus says there can be no more beautiful design for living than that.
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