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)
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?
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?
Favorite designer or architect?
Which design blog, website, TV show or magazine would you be lost without?
What are the qualities you most admire in a room?
What is a dirty word in your house?
Design rule you like to break?
Handcrafted things from traveling mixed with fine furniture and paintings
What’s your favorite room in the house?
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?
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?