Top Moments From Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent’s TLC Show
In our much-anticipated December issue, we reveal our favorite designers of the year in the H&H A-List. The talented Nate Berkus was named top TV designer for 2017 — thanks, in part, to his hit TLC show Nate And Jeremiah By Design, which was recently picked up for a second season. In each episode, the pair tackle a different reno that has turned into a nightmare for the owners, and offer glimpses of their own Hollywood home renovation, with cameos from their daughter Poppy. In honor of Nate and his equally talented husband, Jeremiah Brent, who is also a designer, we’re sharing a look at the top moments from the pair’s show.
To see the complete 2017 H&H A-List, pick up our December 2017 issue, on newsstands from November 13.
Nate and Jeremiah (right) come to the rescue for homeowners who are in the midst of DIY disasters or renovation wrecks. They don’t always see eye to eye about design decisions, which can spark some gentle banter (in one episode, Jeremiah tells Nate to “turn up his hearing aid”).
In the first episode, homeowner Scott of Toluca Lake, California, goes furniture shopping with Nate. Scott struggles with the decision to choose a coffee table or an ottoman and Nate coaches him on how to make an independent design decision, without guidance from his wife, Brenda.
For the final reveal of this home, Nate and Jeremiah give the couple’s house a Belgian country feel in the dining room with linen upholstered chairs, a rustic mantel, and wide-plank wood flooring.
Owner Brenda was adamant she didn’t want an island in the kitchen, but loved the quartz-countertop version the designers created to divide the kitchen from the adjoining den. Nate and Jeremiah found the architectural element above the cooktop, which was once the base of a French urn.
A young newlywed couple, Jason and Kelly, had made some disastrous choices for their Culver City, California, home by demolishing walls and floors, without plans — or an adequate budget.
Nate draws a laugh from the unsafe environment the couple had been living in for weeks, but notes “you can’t swing a sledgehammer without a plan.”
Here is Jason and Kelly in their renovated main living space, where a new washed-oak floor and barn-style door add a casual element to the 1,000-square-foot home. An oversized woven pendant and breezy white palette gives them the beach house vibe they longed for.