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Stalking Nate Berkus

by habituallychic

05 . 16 . 09

I regularly stalk, I mean check out, Nate Berkus‘s website hoping for new photos of his work and this morning I was rewarded with not only photos but I little back story. Seems everyone is on a budget these days including his clients, one of whom asked Nate and his team to outfit “two properties with beautiful, timeless, and affordable finds.” He also thinks that although these type of projects are a challenge, they push him to be more creative and I agree. It’s easy to go out and decorate if you have an unlimited budget but it takes a little more work and thought to find things that look more expensive than they really are and it helps to start with “furniture with clean lines and classic fabrics.”

Nate says, “we found some great deals in our favorite catalogs and ordered up one-of-each from my line at hsn.com. A layer of paint added warmth. A few trips to our favorite antique stores and flea markets for objects and accessories added just the right personality to the each space. The end result was amazing!” And I have to agree! If that’s not enough Nate for you, you can watch him give a tour of his Chicago apartment at People.com. I just have to say that it’s a good thing that Nate lives in Chicago because I might really start stalking him! Just kidding…sort of!

Photos from Nate Berkus

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  1. the sweet life with olives May 16, 2009 | 5:44 pm


  2. maison21 May 16, 2009 | 5:55 pm

    i have those chalkware driftwood lamps on the mirrored desk! of course, mine are half-painted white and sitting in a cupboard- maybe nate will inspire me to actually clean them up and wire them!

    did you see my post on some b & w stuff from his HSN collection? not bad! we’ll see if the pillow i ordered lives up in person when i get it in the mail!

    i also wonder what his clients’ idea of affordable is, ya know?

  3. Habitually Chic May 16, 2009 | 6:07 pm

    The Sweet Life – I agree!

    Maison21 – You need to get to work this weekend! I want to see those lamps and desk in your home soon! I am behind on my blog posts so I will have to check out your post and see what you bought!

    It looks like some of the furniture for this project came from Oly and Jayson so it was probably a normal budget.

  4. Brillante Home Decor May 16, 2009 | 7:26 pm

    Tres chic!

  5. Lauren Jade May 16, 2009 | 9:01 pm

    I can’t tell you how excited I am about this post! I love Berkus and I love love gray right now…that bedroom is delicious!! thanks, im going to take a look!

  6. pillow mint May 17, 2009 | 12:49 am

    love nate — very pretty!
    but i think he could’ve been a tad more imaginative with the bedding.
    ….just sayin’.

  7. Anonymous May 17, 2009 | 2:44 am

    Beautiful home!!! l am crazy about this house!I wish l can have one of those,one day!!

  8. J. Cochran May 17, 2009 | 3:00 am

    Mirrored furniture is so chic! I really like the desk, and, well, everything else in the photos!

  9. drey May 17, 2009 | 11:07 am

    oooh i absolutely love his work *runs off to check his website* thanks for the update!

  10. mary May 17, 2009 | 2:28 pm

    Maison 21..Heather is right!! Get those lamps done! They would be amazing with the ’80’s lacquer screen. Heather, this is a great post–love the simplicity. Have a great day.

  11. FancyPants-design May 17, 2009 | 3:50 pm

    I agree. I love Nate Berkus! He’s amazing!

  12. Cole Design May 17, 2009 | 3:55 pm

    love his work I was on Oraph.com this morning trying to see his work. Thank you so much for this post. I will go right over to his web page. I was also at Kips Bay this week and a meet Kathy Abbott. She commented on how nice you were.All of your posts on Kips Bay were great.

  13. Carol Ann May 17, 2009 | 4:08 pm

    I am so upset, I can not buy an Nate from your shopping channel, they do not ship to Canada…I checked out his apt @ people.com…fab, thanks for the link.
    Love the built in bar at the end of the hallway, cool.
    Love your blog, Regards, Carol Ann
    from Canada

  14. The Antiques Diva™ May 17, 2009 | 8:00 pm

    Oh the people I have stalked before… I think I told you before on a comment about stalking Karl Lagerfeld when his haute couture atelier was in the courtyard of my Paris apartment… and once I saw Nina Campbell shopping in London at Alfie’s Antique Market and I couldn’t stop myself, I followed her throughout the store eyeing her purchases (about 20 gilt frames at a swinging good deal)!!

    I love the 4rth pic down – the striped carpet, and antique day bed. Gorgeous!

  15. ArchitectDesign™ May 17, 2009 | 8:23 pm

    That apt is so beautiful and perfect, I can see why he’s your favorite designer!

  16. My Notting Hill May 18, 2009 | 1:45 pm

    Love Nate’s work – these are great pics. Thanks to the link for the tour of his apt – off to check it out now!

  17. katie fine May 18, 2009 | 11:08 pm

    I love all the earth-tones and white. He is amazing.