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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Comments • 1 522

  • enniemeanieminnie
    enniemeanieminnie  24 hours back

    Who are they and why do we care?

    • To Be Honest
      To Be Honest  2 days back

      their wives are so lucky!

      • Bob Smith
        Bob Smith  4 days 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.  5 days 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  5 days back

            Love your book collection.

            • deniska0
              deniska0  1 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  2 weeks back

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

                • Gonnaneed Abiggerboat
                  Gonnaneed Abiggerboat  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                    • k k
                      k k  2 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  3 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.  3 weeks back

                            how lovely is this family omg im melting

                            • Daniel Frisch
                              Daniel Frisch  3 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  4 weeks back

                                  Absolutely love this house and decor.

                                  • Angela Berni
                                    Angela Berni  4 weeks back

                                    MERAVIGLIOSO !!!

                                    • Randy Hernandez
                                      Randy Hernandez  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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

                                                                                    • Rowi Aquino
                                                                                      Rowi Aquino  2 months back

                                                                                      Coincidentally, Nate is the same age as Ricky and Jeremiah is the same age as Jwan!

                                                                                      • Michael Miller
                                                                                        Michael Miller  2 months back

                                                                                        Two more impossibly-beautiful men in a terrific house.

                                                                                        • Jane Doe
                                                                                          Jane Doe  2 months back

                                                                                          What a darling little girl and I absolutely love that kitchen especially the windows.

                                                                                          • desi cobos
                                                                                            desi cobos  2 months back

                                                                                            What a beautiful home and beautiful Family.

                                                                                            • reginia maria da silva
                                                                                              reginia maria da silva  2 months back

                                                                                              Mais esse dois são brilhantes em seu trabalho, também como pais , parabéns

                                                                                              • shilpa duraisingh
                                                                                                shilpa duraisingh  2 months back

                                                                                                Came to this video & find out that they don't live here anymore..😪 It was b'ful nevertheless 💖

                                                                                                • Nancy Oakley
                                                                                                  Nancy Oakley  2 months back

                                                                                                  I want you guys to be my best friends. :-D