Q&A with Nate Berkus


Name:
Nate Berkus
Born: 9.17.1971 – Orange County, Calif.
Resides in: New York City
Occupation: Interior decorator, talk show host
Best known for: Being the The Oprah Winfrey Show's go-to design guy and hosting The Nate Berkus Show
Books published: The Things That Matter (Spiegel & Grau, 2012 – on Amazon) Home Rules: Transform the Place You Live into a Place You'll Love (Hyperion Books, 2005 – on Amazon)
Website: www.nateberkus.com
Little known facts: He played himself on two Day of Our Lives episodes in 2011 and was an executive producer of The Help.

Antique or modern?

Mixed, but mainly antiques

City, suburb or country?

City and beach


What's your favorite color?

Army green and pale grey


Favorite materials or textures?

Linen and wool

What is your favorite interior design-related word?

"Situation"

Does your home look like the one you grew up in?

Not at all, my mother's home is bright and floral


Does a room need a view?

Always


Favorite designer or architect?

Jacques Grange


Which design blog, website, TV show or magazine would you be lost without?

Spanish AD


What are the qualities you most admire in a room?

Layers

What is a dirty word in your house?

Disorganized


Design rule you like to break?

Handcrafted things from traveling mixed with fine furniture and paintings


What’s your favorite room in the house?
My library


What is your most treasured possession?

A pair of hand woven photographs made by hand by my late partner, Fernando Bengoechea



What do you wish you could do without?

Carbs

Have you ever had a change of heart about an object or a style?

All the time, I think its the natural evolution of a decorator


If you could live in one historical figure’s house, whose would it be?

Carlos de Bestegui's Chateau de Groussay in France

To which country would you move for the design?

France
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