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How would you like to decorate like Nate Berkus? While the TV personality is known for his charm and talent, there are a few designer tricks you can borrow from his most recent spread in Architectural Digest.
His New York home is totally chic and thoroughly eclectic. His quirky palette is mostly masculine, but there are a few feminine touches found in seating shapes, wallpaper and lighting. The tall living space above is just right to feature a traditional chandelier and vertical mirror above the mantle. Look at how he marries formal furniture with more casual floor coverings.
Small Yellow Granite Disk on Iron Stand
Along with his various mix of furniture styles, Berkus has a wide array of unusual decorative objects. From woven trays to ceramic horses, your eye travels from one beautiful object to the next. As long as you have ample shelves and tables, consider doing the same in your home. I’m crazy for the granite disk above...it looks like it’s a treasure you could have found on an archeology dig.
Holtkoetter Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp; Broidery Brown Indoor Outdoor Rug
Berkus beautifully handles geometry in this space. A geometric rug and timeless brass floor lamp ground the room. He has masterfully handled the short windows by extending the curtains and roman shade to create the illusion of taller windows.
Murray Feiss Argento Collection Wall Sconce
What a great bathroom. Warm and inviting with plenty to admire. The green marble wallpaper is genius and begged to be paired with a dark colored wall. Bathroom light fixtures can make a room, so make sure they are the best you can find. Don’t forget, powder rooms are small so decorate every inch like Nate Berkus does - it counts. Trust me, your guests will snoop!
Photos: Architectural Digest.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.