Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are America’s most influential design couple. Their home improvement show—Nate & Jeremiah by Design—is one of TLC’s most popular (and forward-thinking) shows. The couple’s designs have been featured in Marie Claire, People, Forbes, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
When the president of Nickelodeon and his fashion stylist spouse wanted to modernize their stiff and darkly layered 1925 Tudor, they of course called on Nate and Jeremiah. “We asked ourselves, ‘Can we crack this thing open and make it fresh and new but still true to its roots?’” Jeremiah explained to Architectural Digest.
The first thing the design couple did was redesign each room to feel more open and “happy.” They did this by utilizing the minimalistic chic of steel-and-glass doors and windows, which injected more natural light into the stunning but somewhat dreary Hancock Park home. For the living room, Nate and Jeremiah maintained the antique essence, while reinvigorating the palette with more neutral or off-white tones. The family room included wooden tables and chairs by Jacques Adnet, which were illuminated with sunlight through our hand-forged steel doors. The French Deco-inspired master bath was modernized with black steel windows that contrasted beautifully with the white marble walls.
“Juxtaposing modern and contemporary pieces with Tudor architecture creates an interesting tension,” Nate told Architectural Digest. “It’s sophisticated but young,” added Jeremiah.
The design couple maintained the Tudor’s brick exterior, while Jeremiah retouched the surrounding landscape with the help of Rolling Greens, who helped give the home a freshly designed alfresco dining space with checkered titles and our majestic steel patio doors. Nate and Jeremiah kept the Tudor’s original front door and windows, but the rest of the home was modernized with steel windows, doors, overhead lights, lighter tones, and handpicked furnishings. What Nate and Jeremiah essentially did was completely reinvigorate a 1925 Tudor with emendations that included our steel windows, doors, and what can only be described as an exquisite balance of modern with vintage.