You’re Folding Blankets All Wrong, According to Nate Berkus

published Nov 2, 2022
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Interior designer Nate Berkus may be a wizard at crafting homey, upscale spaces that blend vintage and modern seamlessly. But Berkus also knows a thing or two about something just as artistic and important — folding a throw blanket. 

Berkus, a proud triple Virgo, posted a video to Instagram recently showing how he prefers to fold a throw blanket (and how he aspires to). Joking that his husband, Jeremiah Brent, would be so annoyed that Berkus is sharing his “obsession” with folding with the internet, Berkus is more than happy to show off his step-by-step process which is definitely for perfectionists and perfectionists only. 

“It might be an obsession, but it is an obsession that makes me happy,” Berkus captioned his video, adding the hashtag #triplevirgo. “Folding inspo from @effectivespaces.”

Berkus prefers a thirds-into-thirds method, first creating a “tube” with the blanket and then folding the tube into thirds like a letter with the fringe in the back. An ideal folding style for storing throws in a linen closet.

But Berkus aspires to take more time to fold and then tuck his throws into a “little brick” with the fringe on display. 

As Berkus noted in his caption, his folding is directly inspired by Natasha Swingler from the @EffectiveSpaces Instagram, who has mastered the “little brick” method. In fact, Swingler has mastered every folding method imaginable.

Her feed is chock full of folding inspiration for every triple Virgo and mega-perfectionist out there.

Brent has got it all wrong — the internet absolutely does care about Berkus’ folding tutorials and according to the comments, everyone is anxiously waiting for more. Specifically, the world needs to see how Berkus folds a fitted sheet because that could truly be life-changing.