Inside Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's California Dream House | Open Door | Architectural Digest

  • Published: 07 February 2018
  • In this episode of Open Door, celebrity designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (stars of TLC's Nate & Jeremiah By Design) give Architectural Digest a full-access house tour around their spectacular 1928 Spanish Colonial home in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

    The house clocks in at nearly 9,000 square feet. Past the front door there’s the gorgeous grand stairway with its original wrought-iron balustrade, straight out of a movie from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Then room after room bathed in glorious sunlight, gurgling fountains, and that heavenly oak tree, literally topping everything off. And, of course, there’s Poppy, the mistress of the manor. Not even Central Casting could produce a more scrumptious sprite.

    The house's facelift entailed installing floors of antique marble to demarcate points of entry and transition; stripping, bleaching, and waxing the existing mahogany paneling in the dining room; replacing fireplace mantels and hardware with antique models; reworking the kitchen with new fixtures and surfaces; and furnishing the many rooms of the home in signature Berkus-Brent style.

    As for what constitutes clean and masculine in this context, the designers layered the house with rustic French, Swedish, and American furnishings of wood and stone, juxtaposed with more tailored Continental pieces by the likes of Jacques Adnet, Maria Pergay, Angelo Mangiarotti, and Afra and Tobia Scarpa.

    The through line is the doggedly neutral palette; Berkus and Brent rely on texture and patina to animate their personal interiors.

    The one exception to the rainbow-of-beige rule is Poppy’s bedroom and playroom. In her bedroom, Poppy has the beginnings of a proper art collection, stocked with gifts from her parents’ friends, including a dreamy mobile by Julia Condon and a Michael Hainey hummingbird painting.

    For Berkus and Brent, the one other space that seems to deviate from the distilled masculinity of the rest of the house is the master bathroom, which features hand-painted murals by James Mobley along with architectural details of a Prunella marble richly veined in deep purple and brown.

    The couple took advantage of the ample space beyond the bathroom to install two very serious his-and-his closets.

    In the atrium, a 19th-century bench with Kravet-velvet upholstery sits atop antique Spanish tiles from Paris Ceramics. 19th-century English glass pendant; 1950s low table from a Paris flea market; vintage club chair in a Carolina Irving Textiles stripe.

    In the living room, a sofa by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, a circa-1950 Italian chair, and a pair of 1940s linen club chairs surround a marble cocktail table from Hollywood At Home. A 1950s Italian sconce hangs above a 1960s English bench covered in a Lee Jofa fabric; Belgian linen curtains by RH.

    In the kitchen, the island is surrounded by circa-1960 French barstools; sink fittings by Waterstone; 19th-century French lanterns. Backsplash and surrounding countertops by Ollin Stone; Whitechapel brass knobs.

    In the dining room, 1950s Jacques Adnet chairs join a 19th-century English table. A painting by Matt Connors hangs above a Directoire limestone mantel; circa-1970 Georges Pelletier ceramic pendant lights.

    In the gallery, a 19th-century Italian bookcase, an 18th-century Swedish table, and a 1950s American bench.

    The playroom's "memory" board and table, by RH Baby & Child; sofa and rug by RH Teen. Floor pillows and hippo basket from Anthropologie.

    In Poppy's room, a wallpaper by Apparatus and ZAK + FOX hosts art by Hunt Slonem, Michael Hainey, Fernando Bengoechea, and Mary Little. A Julia Condon mobile hangs over an armchair by Cisco Home wearing a Mexican Otomi textile; crib, table, and chair by RH Baby & Child; Nate Berkus stool for Target; Caitlin Wilson rug.

    In the master bath, a James Mobley mural and marble molding and panels from Waterworks. Tub by Signature Hardware, with Waterworks fittings; Duravit sink.

    Brent and Berkus's RH bed, dressed in Matteo linens, is flanked by 1970s Italian tables. The circa-1960 chairs wear an Edelman Leather suede. Circa-1950 French bronze saucer light; custom Roman shades by The Shade Store; Maria Pergay steel table; HD Buttercup rug.

    The pergola is painted in Benjamin Moore's Alabaster. RH pendant lights; vintage Kreiss chairs; Pottery Barn pillows. Poppy wears a Marysia Bumby swimsuit.

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  • George L
    George L  10 hours back

    Claims to be a renowned Interior Designer....dresses like Jay Leno

    • Kim Capri
      Kim Capri  1 days back

      Nate says "babe" the way Jason Sudeikis said it in 2 A-holes sketch. LOL

      • Wenny Eva Wenny
        Wenny Eva Wenny  2 days back

        I thought their house was like .... wow ... but then, just like that?

        • M G
          M G  2 days back

          Jeremiahs feet are so perfect damn ! I want lick him top to bottom

          • The Talking Titz
            The Talking Titz  3 days back

            So who's the bottom and who's the top? 😁😁😁

            • J K
              J K  3 days back

              The guys are great. The house is beautiful. Looks like dad and son relationship can work!

              • Sheila Hilton
                Sheila Hilton  4 days back

                Beautiful home. ❤️ N&J+P

                • enniemeanieminnie
                  enniemeanieminnie  5 days back

                  Who are they and why do we care?

                  • To Be Honest
                    To Be Honest  5 days back

                    their wives are so lucky!

                    • Bob Smith
                      Bob Smith  1 weeks back

                      You can tell they both are in love with the little girl and they seem like a very happy couple as well. 🙂🙂

                      • Xia S.
                        Xia S.  1 weeks back

                        This such a gorgeous house! I feel like it's giving off very European style , there's a lot of classic elements with some modern twist. And everything is so fancy omg but still livable hahah

                        • Yaminah Bey
                          Yaminah Bey  1 weeks back

                          Love your book collection.

                          • deniska0
                            deniska0  2 weeks back

                            Cute couple and nice house, but maybe too big for my taste, or too clattered. Can imagine an army of cleaners to keep that house in order. Don’t like strangers in my house. Would prefer more manageable size house.

                            • laminage
                              laminage  3 weeks back

                              I love The Study/Den. It's so relaxing.

                              • Gonnaneed Abiggerboat
                                Gonnaneed Abiggerboat  3 weeks back

                                The perfect gay couple (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz). You know they fight all the time. It's so obvious and they're so obnoxious.

                                • Mirko Bozic
                                  Mirko Bozic  3 weeks back

                                  Probably even gay people start feeling a tiny bit homophobic when they see Jeremiah's shoes here.

                                  • k k
                                    k k  3 weeks back

                                    The whole house is so beautiful and perfectly decorated and so warm and alive, I am thrilled.

                                    • 氵每夕卜
                                      氵每夕卜  3 weeks back

                                      Everything is beautiful in this video. 😭

                                      • Joe Don Love
                                        Joe Don Love  4 weeks back

                                        By far the most tasteful and soulful home I've seen here yet! Beautiful and something to aspire to!

                                        • yasemin S.
                                          yasemin S.  4 weeks back

                                          how lovely is this family omg im melting

                                          • Daniel Frisch
                                            Daniel Frisch  4 weeks back

                                            I had a great uncle carl

                                            • xmen 75
                                              xmen 75  4 weeks back

                                              WOWWWW I LOVE HOUSEE THANKS FROM MEXICO

                                              • Pamela Bezerra
                                                Pamela Bezerra  1 months back

                                                Absolutely love this house and decor.

                                                • Angela Berni
                                                  Angela Berni  1 months back

                                                  MERAVIGLIOSO !!!

                                                  • Randy Hernandez
                                                    Randy Hernandez  1 months back

                                                    It’s their money but I really don’t understand the need for such a HUGE home for 3 humans. It looks like a lot of daily upkeep and maintenance. I noticed one or two ground/home crew in the back while they were filming and I’m sure they employ more than those two to maintain their household. That’s a lot of money plus not to mention property tax, electricity, etc.

                                                    • Simantini Sinha
                                                      Simantini Sinha  1 months back

                                                      Why people say basin or sink as toilet ??????

                                                      • Washington Mothapo
                                                        Washington Mothapo  1 months back

                                                        I love the one guys style

                                                        • Janet's BFF
                                                          Janet's BFF  1 months back

                                                          “This is my library...” 🤣😭😆🍷🍻🍹🍾🥂

                                                          • Polani Almoni
                                                            Polani Almoni  1 months back

                                                            They are too perfect, like Barbie and kan. But still adorable.

                                                            • HUSTLER MR. GRAY
                                                              HUSTLER MR. GRAY  1 months back

                                                              lovely couple. 💜💜💜💜💜

                                                              • DKZ
                                                                DKZ  1 months back

                                                                Jeremiah try to act cool all d time. but Nate just sweet

                                                                • Dam Hill
                                                                  Dam Hill  1 months back

                                                                  I loved it..... your daughter sooooooo cute!!!!!♥️

                                                                  • elenakurus2010
                                                                    elenakurus2010  1 months back


                                                                    • André Luiz Pereira da Silva

                                                                      Cute Poppy and her fathers. This family are most beatiful that this house, amazing!!

                                                                      • Herrick Inman
                                                                        Herrick Inman  1 months back

                                                                        I'll take it all -- minus the kids.

                                                                        • Albus Tran
                                                                          Albus Tran  1 months back

                                                                          So sad that they sold this house. It is very beautiful.

                                                                          • Ningtinglan Dangmei
                                                                            Ningtinglan Dangmei  1 months back

                                                                            I heard drink n fck

                                                                            • bbq10
                                                                              bbq10  1 months back

                                                                              Jeremiah I think its rude to be showing the home with your hands in your pocket VERY RUDE

                                                                              • Dan Givens
                                                                                Dan Givens  2 months back

                                                                                Marriage is between one woman and one man . Period !

                                                                                • พีรพงษ์ แก้วลี

                                                                                  Go play in traffic

                                                                                  • Talei Karavaki
                                                                                    Talei Karavaki  2 months back

                                                                                    Theres so much love in this family. 🤗

                                                                                    • Kkd k
                                                                                      Kkd k  2 months back

                                                                                      Love love these guys..poppy is a doll

                                                                                      • De Von
                                                                                        De Von  2 months back

                                                                                        Their dressing room are bigger than my house😭

                                                                                        • steven brooks
                                                                                          steven brooks  2 months back

                                                                                          why to hate on posts 2 guys have money were all jealous I guess they work and good lifestyle fair play I say

                                                                                          • 3k 3k
                                                                                            3k 3k  2 months back

                                                                                            Love you both, Nate and Jeremiah!💜

                                                                                            • Common Sensible
                                                                                              Common Sensible  2 months back

                                                                                              Hancock Park? They will send those adorable kids to private schools.

                                                                                              • pridden76
                                                                                                pridden76  2 months back

                                                                                                "We drink and read" OH YES I love you

                                                                                                • Taylor Boyland
                                                                                                  Taylor Boyland  2 months back

                                                                                                  i need a video of their new york house now