The Collected Home: Nate + Jeremiah for Living SpacesAuthor:Abigail Stone
Living Spaces, the budget-friendly furniture store, has definitely upped their game since their commercial with the catchy jingle hit our radar way back before we got our first apartment. They’ve partnered with Justina Blakeney for a colorful bohemian and wildly patterned collection and with Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines for a farmhouse-inspired grouping. Now, they’re turning towards comfortable elegance with their latest offerings from Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent.
The pieces are the designed to create a beautiful framework against which to personalize your space, layering objects to create what the duo characterizes as a collected home. “Every layer should be an expression of you. Every object should be special or functional to you,” counsels Brent. Berkus agrees. “We want you to feel a true sense of belonging when you come home,” he adds. Once you have the basic pieces in place, the inspiration to personalize your home, they believe, can be found everywhere, from the places you go to the people you meet.
The classical line and timeless shapes of the couches, sectionals, ottomans and chairs effortlessly mix with the pieces you already own. Many were inspired by pieces in the duo’s own home or by their favorite designers, like the models shown here, from top to bottom: the Ames, which channels streamlined midcentury modern looks; the Liv, with its channeled back and shearling-inspired upholstery, their tribute to Jean Michel Frank’s understated luxury; and, the Whitley sectional, based on a piece they discovered during their travels and which appears in their bright Los Angeles home. Neutral toned pillows add texture and visual interest.
We sat down with the dynamic duo to find out a little bit more about the collection:
How did the partnership with Living Spaces come about and what drew you to the company?
We were excited to partner with Living Spaces because they really value their customer and making sure they create well-made, beautifully designed pieces. With this collection, our hope is to connect people to the emotional side of building a home. Whether it’s a sectional, an ottoman or a chair, your home should reflect who you are.
The collected and curated home definitely feels like a big part of your ethos. How do you see customers using the pieces in their home to create that for themselves?
The collection is designed to work with a number of styles and tastes, whether it’s a small apartment or a beach home. We tried to work with materials, details and color palettes that will look elevated no matter where you incorporate them.
What are you most proud of in regards to the whole collection?
We are proud of every single piece in the collection and were a part of it all – from every tufted button to curved back.
What’s your favorite piece or pieces?
The Liv sofa in faux shearling – inspired by French interior designer Jean Michel Frank – is a favorite, along with the Gwen sofa. They’re just so versatile. We also love the Soane sectional. It feels gracious and handsome…and the price point is fantastic.
What advice can you give people who are about to jump into buying an upholstered piece, especially a big item like a sofa?
Take your time and don’t let budget be the only factor. Rather, wait until you can afford the piece you want. A good sofa should last years.
Most of these pieces feel destined for a living or family room. What’s one tip you can share about where people should start when thinking about designing these rooms?
Start pulling examples of rooms and things that inspire you – Pinterest and Instagram are great for that. What do you naturally gravitate to in your wardrobe and life – color palettes, fabrics, accessories? What story do you want your space to tell?
For the full collection, click here.
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