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The Old and The New

Designer Nate Berkus’ Chicago apartment has undergone quite a makeover. I’m sure most of you are familiar with him, Oprah’s go to guy when it comes to interior design and is quite a regular guest of her show. Well, his apartment has a fresh new look and it is a relief to know that hot designers as Nate is just like the rest of us when making some transformations around the home, we like to keep those things dear to us and leave some parts of the home we feel most comfortable with and somehow we haven’t outgrown yet. I have this crazy notion before that wealthy people and even designers would just totally get an all new set of furniture and things and would just totally change every element of the old house or space being renovated when they do a makeover because they can afford it and they can make it happen. But as I told you, it might just be a crazy notion. So, here is Nate’s before and after apartment look. Personally, I love the new look, and notice some of the elements and things he kept from the old one.

The Old Look

The New Look

photos: Oprah, Elle Décor


Wanderluster said...

I like the new look better. Its so much brighter and fresher.

TheDecoDetective said...

Thanks for the comment Ann=) Seems like this guy's fond of pigs? Nice touch! The apartment is a tad conservative, but it looks lovely and bright all the same (wouldn't mind living there)! Have a lovely Sunday!

Alkemie said...

Fantastic post! I love seeing before and after photos!

Karen O :)

Anonymous said...

The before and after pics are FAB~~~

Donna Marie

Mama said...

Hi Ann, WOW the after photos are gorgeous, he is quite nice too :) Kathy.

DomesticDivasFancy said...

I love Nate! Wish he would come to my home!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ooooh, Great post!! I need to study it some more..he has some cool stuff, eh? Like the graphic rugs he replaced the hides with. Also do like the fresh white color.

Back to study!


Shay said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! I LOVE NATE and OPRAH!!!

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lettuce said...

thats some make-over!

he has some rather nice chairs - i do like chairs

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Sooo cool - I love the bright look. thanks for posting!

Romana said...

I like both looks! The newer look is lighter and a little more refined. It feels like Nate has a clearer idea of how he likes to use the different spaces in the home. The bathroom and closet are superb ;)
Thanks for your comment Ann. I will be checking out your blog again!