Pull it together..It's Nate Day !


It's Nate Day! 

In Honour of Nate Berkus and his highly anticipated show launching  this fall,  bloggers are uniting today  to give him a little love. Here is a recent collaboration that was featured in Elle Decor.

Located on Lincoln Park in Chicago is this fabulous apartment conversion owned by Oprah's exec producer Ellen Rakieten.  Fortunately for Ellen, she has access to two fabulous designers to help her pull together a sophisticated and extremely stylish space for her young family.  She called on the Oprah Show, design expert Nate Berkus, to bring clean and classic lines to a home full of boys, and her neighbour and dear friend, designer  Anne Coyle, to help her incorporate her love all things girly chic.

Ellen describes herself as having multiple decorating personalities (I can relate) of which Berkus ensured could all live happily under one roof.   Evidence of  his influence in the lacquered library above, the modern kitchen below, and the simple and elegant master bath.   

Anne Coyle offers a wonderful dose of traditional design, in the dining room and master bedroom.  The light fixtures are exquisite, including the one in the dressing room, that hangs over another incredible piece, the a Poillerat style table. 

Home owner, Ellen Rakieten made a great decision when she decided to hire two  designers to help her define her style.  It's clear that with her own appreciation of various styles, and trying to meet the needs of her husband and children (both boys) that getting the designers to play off each other was a brilliant move.  \

Recently featured in Elle Decor, full story, more pics, and product details in the March 2010 issue.

If you can't get enough of the charming and stylish Nate Berkus, you'll be able to get your fill soon.  This fall he'll be the star of his own show. 
It launches September 13, I can't wait!

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  1. Beautiful sophisticated spaces.

  2. Nate is like fine wine...he gets better and better with time! great room selections!

  3. ohhh I LOVE the bedroom and dressing room, just GORGEOUS!! I think I must have missed these pics, thanks for sharing and participating in NateDay!

  4. I wonder how well the designers liked being "played off each other"? I just finished a color consultation where the client had gotten color recommendations from her painter - then just didn't feel the painter had gotten it quite right, so she hired me. She then proceeded to go back and forth between the two of us. It was most uncomfortable as the painter and I have a different aesthetic and our advice conflicted in some areas. It made me feel like I was being second guessed at every turn. It ultimately turned out fine, so maybe all's well that ends well?

  5. I love the breakfast nook in the kitchen, that closet and the different fabrics in the living room! Beautiful stuff.

  6. ooooh, I love that gray bathroom. Everything he does is so clean! thanks for the twitter welcome. I don't exactly know what I'm doing yet:)

  7. What an amazing place. I love the marriage between the clean and feminine. I agree, sometimes the magic is in using more than one eye to achieve the look.
    Thanks for sharing.

    x Charlotta

  8. That kitchen is easily one of the best I've ever seen. So stylish yet it seems totally comfortable. And timeless! Love it!

  9. I LOVE the collection of pics you put together...Nate is so inspiring.

  10. Vitania, the photos are absolutely beautiful! Love, love the bathroom and dressing room. And of course, I LOVE the peonies!


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