It’s easy to get caught up in the wedding and forget all of the happily-ever-after stuff on the other side. For example: making a home together. I sat down with home decor guru Jonathan Adler when he was in Nordstrom’s home department last Friday promoting his new book Happy Chic Colors and asked him to give me some good new-couple-in-a-new-home-advice to pass along to you.

I started by asking what couples should do if merging lamps and side tables and paintings and other decor items isn’t quite as easy as one supposes it was when Adler married and set up living quarters with Simon Doonan of Barneys New York. I think the ladies in the house will like what he had to say.

A second video will be posted later in the today. Hint: There will be talk of cake toppers.

(Side note: Do you sometimes forget that Nordstrom has a home department? I do, too.)