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.
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