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The Many Styles of Five-Star Interior Designer Nate Berkus

Written by Ellen Paris on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 4:36pm.

Images courtesy of NateBerkus.com

If you were an Oprah fan, or binge on HGTV and design magazines, then you know Nate Berkus. An international home décor style-icon and a major influencer in the contemporary lifestyle space, Berkus is a star among stars. So, how did he reach this such status and capture hearts across the world?

Early Style

Berkus’ design roots run deep. His mother, Nancy Golden is a skilled designer who appears on HGTV and DIY networks. Design was always Berkus’ passion, too. After high school, Berkus lived in Paris interning for French fashion designer, Dominique Aurientis, which fostered his appreciation of fine design. Later he launched into his design career.

Pivotal Style Moments

An interior designer in Chicago since 1994, Berkus caught Oprah’s eye in 2002, when he did a makeover of a small interior space for the show. Berkus and Oprah clicked so well, he became a regular guest hosting design features on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In eight years on Oprah, Berkus racked up 127 home design makeovers, establishing himself as a style icon for all. Oprah went on to air The Nate Berkus Show on her own network for several years, propelling Berkus into even more American homes. Berkus also designed a line of home products for HSN (Home Shopping Network), which added to his visibility.

Style Success

Berkus is known for high-profile interior design projects in his signature relaxed style, from singer Ricky Martin’s contemporary Beverly Hills home, to a villa in Milan with furniture Berkus sourced from the markets in Parma, Italy. Many of Berkus' projects garner cover spreads and features in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Traditional Home, Harper’s Bazaar, VOGUE, and Elle to name a few.

His international interior design firm, Nate Berkus Associates, includes clients such as Barneys New York, Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, and W Hotels, among other private clientele. Berkus reached new levels of success when he was recently named to Architectural Digest’s 2018 top 100 designers list.

Current Style

The lucrative business of designer home collections is a growing part of Nate Berkus' world. Today, Berkus reins over a growing home décor and furnishings empire, bearing his name and touch. He has ties with major retailers including Target and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. His collections include:

Nate Berkus For The Shade

Nate Berkus For The Shade Store: a collection of Roller Shades in textiles with unique colors and patterns, that Berkus sourced himself from his international travels 

Project 62 + Nate Berkus

Project 62 + Nate Berkus: Five-star bedding and bath at friendly price points (collection prices range from $6.99 to $99), available at Target stores and online  

Nate Berkus Joann Fabric

Searching for special fabrics? Check out Berkus’ fabric line for JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores 

Nate Berkus X Framebridge

Nate Berkus X Framebridge: Berkus is the Creative Advisor to Framebridge, a custom framing and design company 

What's next? Look for Berkus’ unique style on Celebrity Cruises, whom he collaborated with on the interiors of the new celebrity luxury ship, Celebrity Edge. To view additional Nate Berkus Collections and inspirations, visit NateBerkus.com.

Personal Style

California-born Berkus lives in Los Angeles. You can catch Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (The Rachel Zoe Project), who he married in 2014, on Nate and Jeremiah By Design - a TLC reality show that chronicles the couple’s life through their home renovations and raising their children. A self-described family man, Berkus loves sharing the southern California lifestyle with Brent in their light and laughter filled Los Angeles home. The couple’s two young children, Poppy and Oskar, live the Nate Berkus life, one filled with love and, of course, style.

For an inspiring feed with updates on his family and all things style, follow @NateBerkus on Instagram

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