6.14.2010

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH 550 SQUARE FEET?

Today is Nate Day! What does that mean? Well, there is about 100 bloggers blogging and tweeting about the oh so talented Nate Berkus!

Nate Berkus is known to many as the designer “discovered” by Oprah. He has done so many before and afters on the show with nothing less than stellar results. But, one of my all time favorite before and afters was of his own Manhattan apartment. Nate Berkus took an uninspiring 550 sq. ft. apartment and turned it into a swanky New York Bachelors pad!

Take a look at the before and afters

spaces_102_350x263 Before: Living Room

spaces_103_350x263

After: Living Room

spaces_104_350x263

Before: Kitchen

spaces_105_350x263

After: Kitchen (and that oh so cutie patoot Nate!)

nate2

The Master Bedroom (Do you notice the High Gloss blue doors?)

nate1 Office (Yes, he managed to squeeze in a work space!)

More High gloss Blue!

spaces_106_350x263

I love how he painted the entire space white (even the floors!). And then took it from there with color. The Blue doors seal the deal for me too! With a space this small, you can’t help but have only the bare necessities and a limited color palette.

Here a link to Oprah’s website to check out a video of him talking about how he transformed the space

What is your favorite space by Nate? How has he inspired you in your own home?

Happy Nate Day!

15 comments:

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I love Nate's work, his mix of furniture styles, use of color and the clean masculine style of his decor, but it is still warm! Happy Nate Day!! Janell

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Those before and afters are brilliant!

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh how I love him! He is so talented and seems so nice! I want him and I to be friends, lol!

Anne-Marie (10 Rooms) said...

Yup, those blue doors are perfect, never thought i would love 550 square feet!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Oooh - loce Mr. Nate! My favorite is a lacquered blue library that was featured on the cover of Elle Decor a few months back. Divine! - and I don't know what rock I've been under, but I haven't seen these photos before, so this post is qute a treat! Happy Monday to you !

ERIKA said...

He's nothing short of amazing. He's gotta be some kind of wizard to magically create the appearance of additional square footage! Great choice!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i love nate, and his apartment in nyc is one of my favorites! everything he did here is so simple, clean and classic, yet it is completely gorgeous! he is such a star when it comes to high impact in small spaces.

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i love nate, and his apartment in nyc is one of my favorites! everything he did here is so simple, clean and classic, yet it is completely gorgeous! he is such a star when it comes to high impact in small spaces.

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

I love me some Nate! He has a great sense of style and his warm personality shows up in everything he does.

Lana said...

I love Nate idea of displaying things or souvenir from traveling or place you lived before.

Pretty much mixing old and new and something that has sentimental value to you. but still cohesive with your design

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

Oh how funny! We sure did write about the same exact place. Well, it is a good one!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

wow, i love those before & after pics. nate is amazing!!

Leah said...

Oh love him!

Creategirl said...

love that you included the before pics, great post! So happy you could join us for NateDay, appreciate all the tweets and RTs : )

Tamstyles said...

I love nate....iz really do.