He runs the Chicago interior design firm Nate Berkus Associates and has been a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, offering design advice to viewers.
May 25, , was his last day on The Oprah Winfrey Show. It was co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television and was cancelled after its second season ended on May 24, In December Berkus and his partner, photographer Fernando Bengoechea, were vacationing at a beach resort in Sri Lanka when the Indian Ocean tsunami hit. While Berkus survived, Bengoechea is missing and presumed dead.
Berkus appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on January 17, , to talk about his ordeal and the loss of his love. After nearly a year of dating, Berkus became engaged to Jeremiah Brent in April They were married on May 4, in New York City. The New York Times noted they were the first same-sex couple to be featured in ads for the magazines. Berkus announced on March 25, , that the couple's daughter via surrogate, Poppy Brent-Berkus, was born March Berkus was born in Orange County, California, and grew up mainly in suburban Minneapolis.
He is Jewish and openly gay. He attended Cushing Academy, a boarding school in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. He started working in design immediately after leaving high school and interned at Dominique Aurientis in Paris and Sotheby's in Chicago. Berkus founded the company, Nate Berkus Associates, in Chicago in Nate Berkus is an American interior designer and former daytime television host.
Berkus became engaged on Monday, April 8, , to Jeremiah Brent. In Berkus began selling his merchandise at Linens 'n Thingsface stores throughout North America. Berkus was the host of the short-lived reality show Oprah's Big Give, which premiered March 2, , but the series ended on April 20 that same year. On May 13, , it was announced by ABC that it would not be renewed for a second season. Nate Berkus is also an executive producer of the film The Help. In The Things That Matter, Nate Berkus shares intimate stories from his life, introduces us to people who influenced him and helped him forge his sense of style, and opens up about the remarkable experiences that have left him forever changed, all of which find expression in how he lives today.
Berkus invites readers into his own home as well as into twelve others, including a Chicago sleek steel high-rise, a Hudson Valley rustic cottage, a Greenwich Village townhouse, a Marfa, Texas minimalist home, and more. All of Berkus' and other owner's choices exemplify his philosophy that the best designed homes symbolize the memories and life experiences which have made them who they are today, i. Also in October , Berkus brought his signature style to Target stores, with the launch of his new Target Home collection.
The piece line includes bedding, bath, accessories, lighting, rugs, window treatments and more. Berkus blended this philosophy into his new inexpensive collection at Target. One element that stands out is the lack of a trendy color story. He stresses, "I like people to choose and connect to a palette that works for them.
This collection allows them to select the pieces that work best for their home. Influenced by his own worldly travels and experiences, the Nate Berkus Fabric Collection reflects those inspirations. From the pattern names, to the colors available, that global influence is apparent and allows you the opportunity to create an inspiring space your own home.
Nate hopes his fabric designs will inspire others to express and enrich their home's memories, loves, and life stories. In May it was reported that the title was changed to "American Dream Builders", and implied the change had something to do with the fact that Planet Green had previously aired a show of the same "Renovation Nation" name between and Berkus is the host and one of the producers of the show where, according to NBC, "American top designers, builders, architects and landscapers go head-to-head each week, putting their talents to the test on extreme home renovations.
They'll tackle spaces that are architecturally diverse, resulting in epic transformations with impeccable design. NBC has initially ordered 10 episodes which will reportedly premiere mid-season on Sunday evenings.
Nate was vacationing in Sri Lanka with his partner, Fernando Bengoechea, when the tsunami hit. An internationally acclaimed photographer, Fernando's work appeared in major magazines including O, The Oprah Magazine. From celebrities to gorgeous interiors, exotic locations and wonderful portraits of humanity, Fernando captured spirit and beauty. We get to see him through his work forever.