Discover the stunning design projects by Nate Berkus!
Since designer Nate Berkus established his award-winning interior design firm at the age of 24, his approachable and elevated philosophy has transformed countless homes around the world through his design work, home collections, books, television shows and media appearances. Ever since Nate’s first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002, he has become one of the world’s most recognizable interior designers. Let’s discover some of Nate Berku’s most amazing design projects!
1) WEST VILLAGE BROWNSTONE
This quintessential West Village brownstone felt like home from the minute we saw it. Built in 1899, the house is only 18 feet wide so designing and furnishing it was a 180-degree challenge from the spacious home we left in Los Angeles. We brought in a lot of texture and detail to bring the home to life: from grass cloth wallpaper, antique mantels and vintage light fixtures to plaster finishes and a custom double-height oak bookcase – a feat of engineering by Hetman LLC – which provides valuable storage and is also a much-talked-about centerpiece.
2) WEST HOLLYWOOD
This apartment off the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood transformed from a futuristic 1960s time capsule into a chic pied-a-terre for our globe-trotting clients. Its spectacular view of the city features prominently in the seamless indoor/outdoor transition between the living room and patio, while clever and stylish storage solutions were incorporated throughout, inspired by a ship’s cabin. The “magical” design process achieved a timeless blend of periods and styles across the furnishings and finishes; the end result feels well-traveled, eclectic and unique, just like our clients.
3) HANCOCK PARK ESTATE
This airy, sun-filled home was originally a Tudor house comprised of small, dark rooms built in 1925, before the era of modern indoor-outdoor living that California is known for. Together with Jeremiah Brent Design, we removed interior walls to create a more gracious floor plan, and invited in the natural light by replacing nearly all the doors and windows with iron & glass. It was about creating a home that truly reflected the family living there – one that felt sophisticated, happy and warm.
4) HANCOCK PARK
Renovating this 1928 Spanish Colonial to become our family home meant bringing it back to its original palette, carefully restoring time-worn finishes using old building materials, while making the spaces functional for a modern family. In came antique French mantels and Spanish marble floors, iron and glass doors, and vintage lanterns and unlacquered brass hardware. Almost all of our existing furniture and decoration collected over time found a home as well.
5) CHICAGO GOLD COAST
Our clients called us back when they purchased the full floor around their current condo, also designed by NBA. No corner here was left unconsidered as we planned distinct areas for entertaining and family. As Co-Design Director Sasha Adler puts it: “The second renovation gave us an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the finishes and architecture of the home and elevate them to the standards of their collection.”
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