Nate Berkus on Design and Life: “Design is a huge passion of mine, obviously. I think the home should rise up to greet you, but people should rise up to greet each other,” he says,” Your life should actually rise up to greet you.”
Oprah introduced us viewers to Nate Berkus in 2002, where he renovated a 319 square-foot studio apartment and turned it into an innovated multi-functioning living space with room to spare. After that he would go on to design for the Oprah show for 8 more years and engineer 127 make-overs, he did 17 bedrooms, 22 living rooms, 17 bathrooms, 16 kitchens and backyards, playrooms and assorted nursery’s.
Nate Berkus has many characterisitcs that have contributed to his success: #1 Entrepreneur: He launched his own design firm at the age of 22
#2 Innovative: He recites frequently that there shouldn’t be too many rules on personal style, often breaking many design norms, he finds a way to represent his clients style rather than to impose his personal taste.
#3 Risk-Taker: Despite being very successful he often takes on new and ambitious projects such as producing the film “The Help”. He also has ventured into network tv and released a product line, Calico Corners for Target and authoring his latest book on interior design, “The Things That Matter.”