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Monday
Jun142010

A nod to Nate



It’s Nate Day! Today, along with over 100 other design bloggers, I’m showcasing my favorite Nate Berkus interior design project. We’re all pulling together today for Nate as he ushers in a new, much-deserved and exciting phase of his life. {what a fantastic idea from the hilarious and talented Moggit Girls, and the creative intelligence of Create Girl}

Nate’s launching his own television show on September 13, and I’m loopy with delight!  “The Nate Berkus Show” is sure to inspire everyone - not just in how we shop for and design our living spaces, but in how we live and love our life at home.  See his jaw-dropping designs from his time on the Oprah Show.

After sorting through many of Nate’s sensational creations, I’ve found my favorite {and two runner-up designs}.

Image source {Elle Decor}

This space embodies the six elements that I love most about Nate’s room designs - natural textures, a blast of unapologetic and memorable color, timeless shapes, playfulness, glamour, and a clutter-free, edited palette. The outcome of Nate’s design equation is a genuine, fresh, current and most importantly, livable room.

 A description of the space from Elle Decor’s article “The Italian Job”:

“A wall sconce by Valenti and seriagraphs by Victor Vasarely hang in the entry; the console, vintage brass lamp, and 1960s Baker chair are all from Revival in Chicago, the bag is by Hermès, and the boots are by Bally.”

Let’s break down Nate's perfectly designed foyer...

The lamp - sexy, glamourous, and glittering

The desk - timeless, elegant, restrained

The chair - vintage bold, and a confident wash of color

The wood figurine - playful and from nature

The chair upholstery - casual, earthy, vintage textures

The wall prints - clean, modern, interesting

The runner-up room designs contain the same six design elements that I adore.



Since I noted the six elements I like about Nate’s design style, and since I always curate six pieces for each of my blog posts, it’s only fitting that I create a six-panel as a nod to my favorite room designed by Nate Berkus. Cheers to Nate!

Also, since it’s my birthday today, I do have a little wish and a big wish. Little wish - to be an audience member for Nate’s new show. Big wish - to shop with Nate when he’s picking out pieces for a room design. I told you it was a big wish!

1. Map of chicago DIPTYCH ART PRINT handmade by Studio kmo
2. Vintage Carved Wooden Rhino Statue from Etsy seller West Side Vintage {update: this Rhino now lives on my bookshelf!}
3. Jean Michel Frank Style Desk for Baker c.1960's from Full House - 20th Century Design
4. Handmade textured teal vase from Etsy artist Bridgeman Studios
5. Archaic Modern brass table lamps from Retro-Modern 20th Century Lighting
6. Michael Taylor designed Asian Ming Lounge Chairs from 20c Design

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