Nate Berkus Creates “Livable interiors across the country and around the world”
Nate Berkus knew from the beginning that his path was the interior design world. The renowned designer established his award-winning interior design company when at the age of 24, and he has been making wakes in the design world since then. A firm with more than 20 years of experience in the field, that has transformed countless homes around the world into the clients’ deepest design dreams. Today, Inspirations Blog will explore Nate Berkus’ world, and you’ll have the chance to virtually explore one of his greatest projects – West Village Brownstone, a rustic modern residential project that makes us feel at home immediately!
Nate’s approachable and elevated philosophy has transformed several residential projects around the world “through his design work, home collections, books, television shows and media appearances.”
Due to his unique design signature style, Nate was one of the guests of The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002, and ever since he has become one of the world’s most distinguished interior designers. His work has been featured in publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Harper’s Bazaar, VOGUE, InStyle, O Magazine and People. He is included on the ELLE DÉCOR “A-List” of the world’s top designers and was named to the AD100 list in 2018.
“His popular product lines include a bed and bath collection sold at Target, a roller shade collection for The Shade Store, and a furniture line with California based retailer Living Spaces. Nate’s latest collaboration, a fabric collection for Kravet, launched in Summer 2019. He currently serves as Travel Ambassador for Celebrity Cruises. He has authored two New York Times bestselling books: Home Rules (2005) and The Things That Matter (2012), and in 2011 he served as Executive Producer of the Oscar winning film, The Help. Audiences have followed Nate through his own television shows, the daily-syndicated The Nate Berkus Show and 2014’s American Dream Builders (NBC). His latest show, Nate & Jeremiah By Design, ran for three seasons on TLC.”
📍 WEST VILLAGE BROWNSTONE
Design is intelligence made visible, so it’s time to explore some of his most famous and recent works! West Village Brownstone is an incredible rustic modern residential project that felt like home the minute the designer 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.”
Modern rustic spaces tell stories with texture, color, and accent pieces in ways brand-new furniture simply can’t. If modern style is chock-full of clean and simple lines, think of rustic home décor as the ideal middle ground between that and cottage-chic. In other words, rustic home décoris one of our favorite ways to make a room look lived-in, while still exuding a collected vibe without feeling overdecorated.
This style brings together elements of polish, distress, texture, and character in a way that feels effortless. And, with a little consideration, the modern rustic look can work well in almost any room, from the living room, to the bedroom and kitchen. Organic is the name of the game when it comes to modern rustic style. That means materials like marble and wood (reclaimed, unfinished), and elemental fabrics like canvas and burlap.