We were pretty heartbroken late last year to hear that the second season of the Nate Berkus home decor show would be its last, but we’ll always have Paris… or, in this case, New York, where we get to see a glimpse of one of Nate’s homes.
He first let boss and best bud Oprah into his Chicago apartment back in 2005 and eventually allowed her cameras into his West Village home, as well, after he bought a place there a couple of years later.
He’s known for tackling small spaces, and apparently, the man practices what he preaches: the fourth-floor pre-war walk-up we’re looking at here is a whopping (and just to be clear, by “whopping,” we mean not whopping) 550 square feet.
Its renovation after he purchased it took two months and was done, for the most part, via Blackberry, with Berkus only visiting the space a handful of times during breaks from working in Chicago.
The main components of the makeover included painting all the walls white, using a high-gloss, deep blue coat on every door, re-tiling the bathroom, and replacing counters and cabinets. The space was then filled with mementos from trips, gifts from friends and found objects from Nate’s travels abroad.
Photo credits: William Waldron via Oprah.com