HGTV Stars Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus Are a Made in Design Heaven Match
Of Chip and Joanna Gaines at Hometownof Ben and Erin Napier, there are so many sweet relationships in the interior design world. Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus are not only one of the most talented couples in the business, but they’ve managed to create a wonderful family life amidst their many projects and TV shows. They have amazing chemistry together, it’s no wonder they knew early on that they were meant to be.
Brent had made a name for himself working as an interior designer for the Oprah Winfrey Show but went to work for fashion designer Rachel Zoe on her series The Rachel Zoe Project. Meanwhile, Berkus was a rising interior design star who ran his own business and hosted The Nate Berkus show. The couple met through mutual friends and apparently Brent immediately knew they had something special.
“He said, ‘We should go do some antique shopping,’ because I was in New York for the weekend and I thought, ‘Great. I can’t wait to go to the antique shops “. [rolls eyes]Brent said Oprah’s Hillary Sawchuk. “So I came home from the beach, and we had this amazingly beautiful afternoon that never ended. That was it. I literally never left.”
And he didn’t. Soon, Brent moved into Berkus’ New York home and began to add his own personal touch. Meanwhile, Berkus had finished his TV show and was spending more time focusing on building his design business.
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A year later, while the couple were on a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru, Brent was completely taken aback by a proposal.
“Nate proposed to me at the top of Machu Picchu inside the ceremony place where they used to organize weddings”, he explained on natejeremiahdesign.com.
“I wasn’t expecting it. We had this whirlwind trip and it was really beautiful. We were with our friends… and I’m late for work and I turned around and he had the ring on.”
The following year, the couple got married at the magnificent New York Public Library and recited their own vows. They wereted no time in wanting to expand their family and less than a year later, they welcomed their daughter Poppy Brent Berkus through a surrogate mother. The story of how she got her name might be the sweetest thing ever.
“I had never met a poppy or known a poppy, but when Nate [Berkus] and I started dating us, we were traveling somewhere and I had this crazy dream of us on a beach with this little girl with wavy blonde hair and her name was Poppy. I told him about it and four years later we find out we have our daughter and I looked at him and he said, “That must be Poppy,” so it always has been, “Brent said. Hillary Sawchuk.
In 2017, the couple launched their own TV show on TLC, Nate and Jeremiah by design. When they decided to expand their family again with a son in 2018, Brent had a special suggestion for a name. Berkus had lost his former partner, photographer Fernando Bengoechea, in the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. Berkus survived, although it took years for him to feel comfortable around the water again. As a tribute to Bengoechea, Brent suggested naming their son Oskar, which was his middle name.
“We’ve always honored the memory of Fernando in our relationship. He’s part of our love story,” Brent said. PEOPLE. “This is such an important chapter in Nate’s life. So the idea that we could honor his memory in a beautiful way was thrilling for us.”
Although the couple returned to Los Angeles, California for a while to be closer to Berkus’ family, they decided that the diversity of New York was a better place to raise their children. They currently have a family beach house in Montauk as well as a stunning townhouse in Manhattan which Architectural summary shot … to say it’s beautiful is an understatement. Although I’m a sucker for them The House.
The couple still work together regularly and they make an amazing team. They have a line of furniture at Living Spaces since 2018, competed on HGTV’s Rock the boulder together, and continue to operate their own separate design businesses with locations in New York and Los Angeles. We can’t wait to keep following with this sweet family!