Nate Berkus has the 'perfect solution to keep our kitchen drawers neat' and it's as chic as you'd expect

'Cooking in the kitchen isn’t a talent I lead with, but keeping it organized is' – this is the secret to his eternally tidy drawers

Nate Berkus for 1stDibs
(Image credit: Nate Berkus for 1stDibs)

There are few figures we'd trust quite as much as Nate Berkus when it comes to home organizing ideas – starting, naturally, with the most functional room of all. 

The esteemed designer is synonymous with beautifully curated spaces, but beauty often comes hand-in-hand with organization, which is where his Nate Home collection comes in. Since its launch in February, the pieces, made in partnership with mDesign, have shaped our organization habits around the home, but most specifically the kitchen, where a tidy space (arguably) matters the most. 

Most recently, however, Nate tackled towel storage, using the example of kitchen towels, but his organizational solution will no doubt translate to every room in our house. 

'Cooking in the kitchen isn’t a talent I lead with, but keeping it organized is,' Nate comments. 'These Nate Home perforated bins are the perfect solution to keeping our kitchen drawers neat.'

The designer demonstrates how he uses a simple folding method to make his towels more compact, so they align in the bins that are almost too good-looking to be practical. 

Apparently, when Nate designed these bins he was inspired by 1950s Hungarian/French furniture maker and industrial designer Mathieu Mategot, who sometimes experimented with a similar grid design, but  Nate's approach is a far more contemporary twist on the classic.

'I’m in constant pursuit of figuring out different uses for my perforated bins and actually all the things from my organizing line, Nate Home,' Nate says.

'It was driving me crazy that our kitchen towels were just thrown into the drawer, and then I decided, after watching folding videos during Covid, that if you roll up to sort of fold your kitchen towels to be this size, they can probably fit perfectly in the perforated bin and then go in the drawer in the kitchen.'

In the footage, Nate also discovers he can fit two of the bins in one of his kitchen drawers, so, when organizing a kitchen, it might also be worth doubling up, if the space allows. 

'This just in, really exciting news, when I was folding the kitchen towels, I realized I can actually fit two of the perforated bins in my kitchen drawer; that’s pretty exciting,' he comments.

Nate Berkus for 1stDibs
Nate Berkus

Since Nate’s first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002, he has become one of the world’s most recognizable interior designers. He has authored two New York Times bestselling books and stars alongside his husband, Jeremiah Brent, in HGTV's Nate & Jeremiah Home Project.

And why stop at the bins? These are more of our favorite space-saving, chic-looking storage solutions from Nate Home.

From towels to pantry staples, Nate's perforated bins translate to every space we could need, and their subtle nod to a Mid-century icon makes them as chic as they are practical. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.