TLC Nate & Jeremiah By Design star Nate Berkus, “Your home is a barometer”

By Gabrielle Pantera @gpantera

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent

Season two premiere of Nate & Jeremiah By Design at 10pm/9c on Saturday, April 7th, 2018, after Trading Spaces

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2018/4/7 – “You know, what’s interesting is going into the second season of the show has been super educational I think for TLC and for us as well, and the casting process from Season 1 has largely remained the same,” says Nate & Jeremiah By Design star Nate Berkus. “What we set out to do with “Nate & Jeremiah by Design” was sort of tell the stories of the families and the people that live there. And more often than not, your home is a barometer for everything that’s going on in your world.”

 

“I think the fundamental is Nate and I both believe that interior design, when it’s done properly, is transformative, and the way we show love is through design and through that lens,” says Nate & Jeremiah By Design star Jeremiah Brent. “So the opportunity to come in and connect with all these different families, our own family being very different than most, and show them that we see them, we value them, and we want to help them move through this difficult experience, it’s been very humbling and a beautiful gift for us. I like your glasses.”

“When you walk into a space that’s super disorganized or you just can’t seem to get to certain things or there’s money problems or health problems have taken precedent, you can tell when you walk through someone’s front door sort of what’s happening outside of the home and in the home by its condition,’ says Berkus. “So it wasn’t really that difficult to cast the show, per se, because we were looking for money pits. We were looking for people who have sort of found themselves upside down and overwhelmed by what they can’t do and what they think they can’t have.”

“We’ve always been very much connected to, ‘Our home should tell our story’,” says Berkus. “And,the way we do that is through our things and the choices that we make. But, we ended up meeting a lot of people who felt like they didn’t have any choices to make. So that’s why you see a tremendous amount of emotion throughout the season.”

Not only are Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent interior designers. They’re married and have a family together. Joining them are their daughter Poppy and their baby son Oskar Michael Brent-Berkus who was born via surrogate in March. He was named after Berkus’s former partner, Fernando Oskar Bengoechea, who was killed in the 2004 Sri Lankan tsunami.

Berkus and Brent want to transform their homes and lives. They help homeowners who have started projects, but gotten in over their heads with DIY projects around their houses, Working with budgets they want to make usable spaces that are stylish. The shows are each one-hour episodes.

Buerkus and Brent will participate in a Trading Spaces special event as guest designers.

Watch previous episodes of Nate & Jeremiah By Design by downloading the TLC GO app or by visiting TLC.com/NandJByDesign.

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Nate & Jeremiah By Design is produced for TLC by Asylum Entertainment. TLC is part of Discovery Communications.

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