Nate Berkus Spent 2+ Years Designing This Midcentury Home (and It Shows)


Christopher Dibble

We often turn to Nate Berkus's Target line for stylish yet affordable décor that adds a pop of texture to any space. Naturally, we also look to his many interior design projects for inspiration in lieu of being able to offhandedly enlist his services in our own homes. Next up: the recently completed Seattle project for the Marras family of five, which was overseen by the firm's design director Sasha Adler. Berkus admits that this project "may be the first time I've been actively jealous of my clients."

Berkus and his team redesigned the 1960s-era home over the course of two and a half years, breathing new life into the traditional space in the form of carefully sourced vintage lighting, a tufted, wall-mounted settee, and a collection of impressive art handpicked by the family. The goal was to add "warmth and understated glamour" to every inch of the midcentury era home, a directive inspired by the design-obsessed family matriarch, Shannon.

"We don't care that you're on TV; we just really like your work," said Berkus, quoting Shannon on their initial call. She had reportedly traced countless magazine editorials and television features back to Berkus and his firm before reaching out. We're glad she did; below step inside the absolutely stunning home designed by Nate Berkus Associates.

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