text by ANNA KOCHARIAN
It is no surprise that we have long been fans of Interior Designer Nate Berkus. From his covetable collections at Target (which you can find here and here) to the seriously Pinterest-perfect interiors he so readily transforms, we can’t help but be inspired with every one of his projects. So naturally, we rounded up a few of our favorite Nate Berkus-designed interiors we only wish we could call our own. Take a look!
Inside this Chicago high-rise, an eclectically decked dining room evokes a contrasting tone against its urban surround. Velvet green dining chairs with sleek gold legs pair well with the rustic wooden table while an ornate chandelier inspires a more glamorous tone to the room. A vibrantly abstract piece of wall art provides a unifying element within the decorative accents of the space as the table, decked with an assortment of worldly vases and sculptures, effortlessly completes the look. Yep, the floor-to-ceiling windows are also a big help!
photography: BOB COSCARELLI
styling: CYNTHIA MCCULLOUGH
A neutral decor scheme can have its challenges, especially when it comes to establishing a visually defined interior. We took a peek inside Berkus’ own Manhattan hideaway (which he obviously designed) and barely even noticed the lack of color attributed to the decor. Instead, we could hardly take our eyes off of the intricate details of the modern interior filled with natural textures and cozy elements.
In the ivory-painted living room, a subtly patterned rug manages to steal the focus from the assortment of natural and metallic materials which the furnishings are composed of. The reclaimed wood console, silver tufted sofa, and patina-esque brass coffee table somehow seamlessly blend together, forming a relatively cohesive aesthetic.
Sleek subway tiles, brushed copper surfaces, and butcher’s block countertops transform the almost exclusively black scheme in Berkus’s mod Manhattan kitchen into a surprisingly light and airy space. We could just picture ourselves enjoying a morning coffee on the sleek, cushioned stools!
We are still not over the marble and brass trend, especially after seeing Berkus’s stunning double bath! Note the very chic matte black clawfoot tub in the corner and the contrast between the marble surround and rustic wood flooring. A thematically-appropriate print in a sepia finish completes the look.
See more of this Manhattan penthouse here.
photography: DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN
published: ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, OCTOBER 2015