The Item Jeremiah Brent Wouldn’t Let Nate Berkus Bring Into Their Home for Years
Here’s how they found a compromise.
Published Aug 17, 2023 5:07 PM
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Whether it’s a headstrong roommate or a stubborn spouse, we’ve all had our fair share of decor disagreements with someone. Designer spouses Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are no exception. Throughout the years, we’ve watched the couple lovingly go head-to-head on design differences, from their opinions on matte black hardware to the battle over keeping a pig-shaped footstool. But a recent moment Berkus shared on Instagram proved just how beautiful finding the middle ground can be.
This time, the item in question was a marble Romanesque bust that Berkus said he’s been trying to get in their New York City home for years. In a clever compromise, he created a vignette that was heavy with modern elements, which is much more up Brent’s alley. On the wall, he hung a triangular bronze art piece from Brent’s shop, Atrio, and a sculptural, orblike wall sconce. Below? He placed his prized statue on a stone side table—something Brent has always loved and Berkus could never imagine bringing indoors. Now the sculpture is the centerpiece that seamlessly blends both creatives’ styles.
Berkus says that making concessions and figuring out how to combine things that you both love independently is the ultimate solution for landing on a style that’s signature for two. We couldn’t agree more.