Nate Berkus is a household name in the interior design industry. His firm has won many design awards and has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, ELLE DECOR and VOGUE.
Greenwich Village Penthouse
Nate’s own home in Greenwich Village, NYC, is a beautiful manifestation of the life he leads, and is a display of his beloved pieces of furniture, objects and memories.
Nate’s living room conveys natural warmth and comfort. This is achieved through the use of warm-toned, unpolished wood, a large area rug and plush textures. That Tobia Scarpa Soriana sofa steals the show for me. The space is kept light and airy with the help of the expansive windows with white frames, and the white walls.
This kitchen truly stands out with all its unique elements. The arched windows give a conservatory vibe and allow light to flood the space. Personally, I prefer a kitchen that feels energetic and bright like this one, as its where people fuel their bodies for the day (or night) ahead and, oftentimes, the kitchen is the heart of a home – a place for family and friends to gather and bond. The copper/brass island topped with marble is an eyecatcher and adds a touch of glamour to the space, while the white subway tiles and herringbone floors keep the space grounded and casual.
Nate really glammed it up when it came to his bathroom. This marble slab is a show-stopping feature, and the brass framed mirrors and brass hardware complement it perfectly.
Nate Berkus and his husband, Jeremiah Brent, designed the loft of renowned hair colourist, Rita Hazan (whose clientele includes Beyoncé and Katy Perry).
What do I love about this space? To start with, the Mongolian lamb wool rug – I always love a touch of the exotic when it comes to soft furnishings (e.g. Moroccan patterned cushions, Moroccan leather poufs and Aztec prints). Next, a neutral palette is always my top choice as it’s timeless and elegant, and can always be made more colourful by throwing in splashes of colour through soft furnishings or accessories such as candles, plants and display objects. The black feature wall, lamp shade and fabric poufs add a masculine touch to the space, resulting in an overall feeling of a gender neutral space.
The splashes of black continue in other parts of the loft, including the kitchen. The contrast between black and white is bold but not flamboyant.
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