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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Movin' on up to the West side

Oprah-approved design hottie Nate Berkus has some new digs in NYC. He showed off his new West Chelsea place during a recent episode.

Let's compare Berkus' new apartment to his previous space in the West Village...

He brought his sofa and sessy leather chair and added a shiny silver beanbag.

The new kitchen has acres more space.

The previous kitchen was barely big enough for dishing up take-out.

The new bedroom has room for twin bedside chests.

Berkus' former sleep quarters were little more than an alcove.

His office is still tucked into the corner of the living room.

The previous workspace had loads more storage.

So, Dumplings, which Nate space are you diggin'?
I tell you what, I'm feeling that gold lamp.

22 comments:

Sol Kawage said...

I think the photography in the old house was better.... so I'm more attracted to it. But I'd kill for those bedside chests.

erin@designcrisis said...

It's so hard to tell because the new space isn't properly photographed -- lighting adds a lot of volume and it's pretty much absent in his new digs (because these are tv screenshots).

His new space feels a little bare, but I suspect that it will fill out quite nicely.

David said...

I'm drawn to the new space, but I love the glossy navy doors in the old.

Cashon&Co said...

THOSE LAQCUERED DOORS SHOULD OF MOVED W/ HIM. they kill me! and the desk too! He's so cute.

The Zhush said...

What Cashon said...verbatim!

Tonia w/ Chic Modern Vintage said...

I love it all. I give it a 10.

nkp said...

Far as I'm concerned he can do no wrong! I like both spaces mucho, but the first home is tops for me. I have the issue of O magazine in which it appeared and I've scoured that article a million times. But photographer extraordinare Erin has a point. It's hard to compare.

my favorite and my best said...

any of them really, all improved upon greatly if he would just take off his shirt.

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

the new place seems a little blah. I want more color, pattern or sumptin!! But, like Erin said, I'm sure I'd love it more if it was photographed all snazzy.

custardbydesign said...

its a hard call...

i agree with your first commenter...the photography in the first house was better...

i do like his new apartment...it's very cool, i like his bedside chests and his wall-fixed side lamps...

i love the artwork behind his office desk...

Kate said...

ditto on the shirt comment mfmb, and I am loving the new place. He must dance around that kitchen naked thinking "how did I score this damn wet dream of a kitchen?! Oh, cause i"m Nate Berkus, that's why"

drollgirl said...

i actually like both!

Sketch42 said...

I like the old space better... Those doors!!!!

The living room had a better layout too.

Real Estate Resuscitation said...

My God he's cute. I'm having a hard time concentrating on the pictures.

Fuji Files said...

The new place obviously has amazing views, but I definitely prefer the old. It may have been small but the new is so wide open and looks cold to me. I'm sure he'll perfect the new pad with time.

xx FujiFiles

Raina Cox said...

Fuji Files - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

WAs just thinking the exact same thing about the gold lamp when i read your comment. Really into gold, big long time.

Jill said...

Yes, but in the old kitchen you could "accidently" rub up against him more easily...

Marija said...

I'm into the kitchen in space 2 but love the feel of space 1. And I miss his white bertoia chair. Not comfy but definitely cool. Not into the silver bean bag.

Steph said...

I like his new space better. I like the cleaner look of it.
Plus, he's in Club Oprah now....so he can afford more space! :)

susieq said...

I like Nate. I love his old apartment. Can't wait to see the new one photographed professionally. Yes, those navy lacquered doors are killer.

Bromeliad said...

Nice that he can afford shoes now.

Dig both spaces. Strangely, dig the silver bean bag chair, too. (Maybe it's the alternative for those of us who won't be going for a silver sofa.)