Nate's Small Space Miracle on Oprah

Did anyone catch the Gillingham-Ryan family (from AT) on Oprah yesterday? The show was all about living in a small space and focused mainly on Nate Berkus' designs, as well as a couple of small space owners, and products that could be used in tight quarters. What did you think about the studio that Nate designed for Martha, a very gracious lady (she was so cute) with two cats, Prada and Louie? Did you like the tented room?


What about the new Nate apartment in the village? Here are a few pics of his new place, in case you missed the show.

It's gorgeous, huh? I love his white bertoia chairs, and found it very interesting that he painted everything white (even the hardwood floors) and then painted his doors and cabinetry in a high gloss dark blue (so dark it looks black, as he said). I like how he positioned some of his art, and found his bedroom to be soothing and so stylish - especially that vintage chandelier he found. I seriously loved that thing. Painting the a/c unit white was clever, as was the furniture placement around it, the unit seemed to disappear into the wall. Looks like his new place will be in the next issue of O at Home magazine, hitting newsstands on March 6th, so we'll have larger images to drool over.

But the tented room... Hmmm. I am still trying to swallow that because I had cats at one time in my life and recall their love of climbing. I imagine them swinging from all that fabric. Martha seemed so happy though, she was not only star-struck by Nate, but seemed positively giddy over his work. Speaking of... We all like to look at pretty homes, so here's a few of my favorites from his portfolio online over at Nate Berkus Associates.

I like the simplicity here.

Great art wall with a simple bench.
I like seeing grey with beige and lavendar.

We all need architectural details and soaring ceilings like this...

Fantastic black wall, drama! Those b/w chairs are gorgeous,
with the hint of yellow in the room as an accent. Nice.

(images from and nate berkus)