Nate Berkus And Jeremiah Brent: Inside Their Family Home On Fifth Avenue – In today’s article, The Most Expensive Homes blog is entering the house of interior designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent. Known for their popular tv shows Nate and Jeremiah By Design and The Nate And Jeremiah Home Project, the couple returned to their Fifth Avenue apartment with their children. Keep reading to discover more about their beautiful home!
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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s new house in Greenwich Village could seem strangely familiar to those who have followed this architectural power couple over the years. This is because their “new home” is actually their old one!
What was it about this location that so truly spoke to them? Its visual appeal is unmistakable, as Berkus puts it: “It’s like a wedding cake.” With all the plaster and the French doors, it resembles an old Parisian apartment, and with the sun-drenched kitchen‘s arced, greenhouse-like windows, the marble fireplaces, and the fantastic position, it’s an apartment that anyone would want.
There is a difference between a house and a home, and the characteristics that make a place seem so strongly like the latter go far further than a collection of pretty features. The “echoes” of all the conversations that led to the entwining of their life can be heard throughout the house, according to Brent: “Conversations about having children, conversations about organizing a wedding. It’s where our entire dreaming process began.”
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The house, being the first thing they had designed together, held, for that reason, a really important place in their hearts. According to Nate Berkus, the process of decorating a home with a partner is a way of understanding each other’s vision and a truly bonding experience. The biggest challenge was to make space for their bigger family. The secret to making it all possible was, according to Brent “Great love. You have to fight for it. And I was willing.”
Berkus was prepared to give up when they couldn’t link to an adjacent apartment, but Brent reasoned that if they couldn’t grow horizontally, they could expand downward. He left a message on their downstairs neighbor’s door, who was only willing to sell if the couple found them another apartment in the building to buy. Brent quickly went through the building, searching floor by floor, until everything fell into place.
However, when it was all said and done, going back to a house they had already grown to love was a very different emotional experience from any other move they had made. Brent describes it as “like a wave of relief.” Together, they have embraced the chance to design a new area that reflects their family’s growth.
According to Berkus, the couple developed their own style together. It combines rule-breaking and modernity with some sort of traditionalism and the weird furniture history from auction houses that lives in their heads.
A Carlo Bugatti chair that Berkus gave Brent for his birthday is one of their treasures. In the kitchen, the butcher block counters and the brass trim around the island have been replaced with Calacatta Paonazzo marble, and the walls were covered in subway tile have been painted white. Additionally, while the bedrooms each have dramatic wallpapers that enclose their respective occupants, the communal areas are drenched in creamy neutrals that highlight the architectural aspects and furniture.
In addition to pooling their design talents, they took advantage of the opportunity to make other small adjustments that weren’t possible ten years ago. One of them was the flooring in the entryway, which Berkus thought leaned just a touch too “fancy granny.” This time, Brent discovered a stunningly worn black-and-white Spanish tile that had been salvaged. When those new tiles were installed, Berkus felt like their house was completely theirs.
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