Photo Gallery: Nate Berkus Interiors
Rooms from The Things That Matter.
From modern art and flea market finds, to exotic objéts found on her travels, Fabiola has the art of eclectic mixing down pat. “It feels rebellious yet refined,” says Nate. “Which is sort of how I’ve always seen her: doing her own thing without apology.”
We fell in love with the vintage brass gazelle figurine in Kelly’s living room, nicknamed Fiona, which sets the tone for her Brooklyn apartment. A black and white Moroccan pouf and cowhide rug help to create an eclectic look in an otherwise glam, modern space. “Kelly epitomizes glamour and her home reflects that. By mixing blacks, whites and golds, she’s created a look that is timeless and yet completely her own,” says Nate.
Inspired by his greatest love, nature, Steve used rough, earthy hues and textures, like rattan and linen, to decorate his apartment. Aquatic curios and lush greenery act as accents. “Steve’s a New Yorker through and through, but his heart lives at the beach,” says Nate. “His co-op in Manhattan could easily be mistaken for a beach shack in Montauk. I love that.”
Nate was inspired by Corin Nelson’s fashion sense when helping her create a home in New York: black, grey, navy and white, with some glam hits of gold. It had to be stylish, yet minimalist, to suit Corin’s less-is-more, always-on-the-go mentality. Nate says he had to show her that, “it’s not having stuff for stuff’s sake. It’s about surrounding yourself with the things that remind you of all the wonderful places you’ve been.”
Nate helped the Haineys achieve a harmonious mix of modern and romantic, new and vintage, by combining pieces from different eras and styles, like a 1960s sofa and driftwood coffee table. “What’s funny is that on paper their stuff shouldn’t work together, but it does,” says Nate. “The reason is that they celebrate their differences in life and in design and have found a way to fit both onto a bookshelf.”
Curios picked up in Thailand, pillows covered in a Native American rug and a large chunk of malachite that rests upon a pile of art books, all whisper secrets about Nate’s past. “My home is my greatest reflection, filled with objects that have a story to tell about what I love, where I’ve been and what matters most to me,” says Nate. “It’s why what we let into our homes matters. Each object is a chance to bring meaning into our interiors.”