Nate Berkus is an American interior designer, author, TV host, and television personality. He runs the Chicago interior design firm Nate Berkus Associates and has been a regularly featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, offering design advice to viewers, as well as coordinating surprise make-overs for people’s homes.
Nate Berkus believes that people are happiest with their space when they take risks and are honest with themselves about what they really love. He said he likes it when people decide,
“I’m going to use this room in this way. Even though it’s a formal dining room, I’m going to put two sofas facing each other in it, and I want to hang out in here in a different way than the home builder intended or how my neighbor next door has it set up.”
ABOUT NATE BERKUS AND JEREMIAH BRENT
A table and chairs by Jacques Adnet anchor a sunlit corner of the family room. The 10th-century olive jug table lamp is from Galerie Half, and the custom iron-and-glass doors were made by Pinky’s Iron Doors.
Low-hanging vintage pendants add depth to the soaring foyer, which features a 1970s marble Angelo Mangiarotti table. From the second level, a pair of Ed Ruscha lithographs add a pop of color.
Stella perches on her custom pink bed by Brent and Berkus, fabricated by Modshop. Tracey Emin prints, patterned curtains of a Lisa Fine Textiles linen, and a chandelier with custom Kerry Joyce Textiles shades add glamour to the space. RH Baby & Child sherpa-fleece footstools.
Tracy’s closet, which leads into her master bath, was custom-designed by Nate Berkus and Brent. Over the double vanity, a pair of 1960s Italian gilt mirrors—painted in Benjamin Moore’s Alabaster—make a statement.
Spruce modernist furnishings—including a pair of Pierre Guariche lounge chairs and a large, articulated Stilnovo sconce from 1954—sit lightly within the refreshed living room, mitigating the formality of the space.
“Juxtaposing modern and contemporary pieces with the Tudor architecture creates an interesting tension. The soft, curved lines of the furniture instill a sense of fluidity,” Nate Berkus observes.
White and gray cement tiles surround the pool. The custom chaise longues, by Jeremiah Brent, wear a Schumacher black-and-white stripe.
Brian and Tracy with children (from left) Justin, Miles, and Stella—and Brooklyn the Goldendoodle—in an alfresco dining space. Janus et Cie armchairs.