Nate Berkus is in My Dining Room

Okay, so Nate is not actually in my dining room. (I wish!) He is here, however, in design spirit and that’s good enough for me. Let me explain. A few weeks ago I got an email from my friends at Target asking if I wanted to work on a mini-redesign in my house with Nate Berkus and his exclusive collection with Target. Well, after I made sure I wasn’t dreaming and had myself a little freak out, I responded yes and had a call scheduled with him two days later.

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The folks at Target asked me to pick a room in my house that needed a little refresh. Nate would review pictures and offer suggestions and products during the call. As I’ve mentioned here on IBC, my style has shifted over the past few months. It didn’t take long for me to notice that my dining room could benefit from a little refresh. Basically, I was thinking a few new amazing accessories from his collection would certainly do the trick.

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It was a Friday morning when Nate called. (And yes, I was completely nervous and probably made a fool of myself on the phone.) To my surprise, Nate had bigger plans for my dining room. His first suggestion was to paint. Honestly, that threw me a bit since I had no intention of painting my dining room. Plus, he wanted me to paint my dining room a dark gray, Dior Gray to be exact. He also had other suggestions for improvement, including moving a few pieces of furniture around and adding in some new accessories. He did, however, say that he loved my curtain panels, which totally made my day because I made them myself a few years ago. Point for Michael! And I have to say, even from the ten-minute call I had with him. he is as kind, genuine, and friendly as you would expect. When the call ended, I was both ridiculously excited and totally nervous. Did I really just talk to Nate Berkus?

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

Anyway, I was honestly most anxious about the paint change. I have had and loved this dining room for so long. However, I put my trust in Nate and went for it! And I’m oh so happy that I did!

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

As you can see, the color, furniture changes, and bold accessories have given me a whole new space. I’m totally in love.

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

As much as I loved my bright yellow dining room, this change is so welcome. Paired with the white molding and touches of green and gold, the gray walls are totally chic. while still warm and inviting.

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

To help me bring this new look together, Target provided many pieces from Nate’s new Spring 2014 collection. You guys know I’ve been a fan of Nate’s designs for some time and I’m especially loving this collection. Everything seems to have a modern twist with lots of graphic patterns, yet it still feels unique and collected. Plus, it’s so affordable. Part of Nate’s philosophy is that a home should be a reflection of the people who live there. So, I used the new pieces that I love and mixed them in with lots of things I already owned.

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

I think I was most excited to get this gold table lamp. Partially because it’s freaking stunning, but I’ve also been looking for a way to include more light in this room since I moved in five years ago.

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

I actually DIY’d the table it’s on. Nate originally suggested using his Hexagonal Side Table (which I love), but it didn’t fit with my radiator. So I designed my own table to match his. It fits perfectly and is super functional.

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

Lots of other accessories add color, texture, and sparkle.

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

It was such a fun challenge accessorizing this space, but I think I pretty good job!

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

A few plants were also necessary for a new spring dining room. I’m loving this orchid I picked up from ProFlowers. It was the perfect finishing touch. I also moved one of my fiddle leaf figs to this space in a new seagrass basket. The pattern and texture on this piece make it a killer!

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

Nate Berkus 2014 Spring Collection at Target:
Earthenware Vase // Decorative Seagrass Basket // Gold Table Lamp and Shade // Gold Star Burst Perforated Candle Holders // Turtle Box // Crater Tray // Stoneware Yellow Vase

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

All-in-all, I’m loving the sophisticated space. I’m so thankful to Nate and Target for this amazing opportunity. It truly is a highlight of my blogging career! What do you think of my dining room’s new look?

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This post was created as part of my collaboration with Target. As always, the thoughts and ideas are my own.

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  • katherine at

    Hi Michael, Your dining room looks terrific! Where are the bamboo shades from? thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks! All my shades are from

      xo Michael

  • Sondra at

    Hi new friend! I happened upon this post – and I’m so glad I did! Love your dining room… and I love Nate too! I got to meet him at last year’s Design Blogger’s Conf. in Atlanta and he is indeed as warm and down-to-earth in person. What fun to have his input on your DR transformation!!

  • Erica Phillips at

    What a gorgeous dining room! I’m trying to infuse a touch of green in my own dining room, which is also painted gray. Any chance you can tell me the paint color/brand on the sideboard? I think the entire room you’ve put together is simply stunning. Congrats.

  • Melissa Watlington at

    Will you please tell me more about the window treatments? I love the whole look.

  • Emily at

    Love love love all the brass accents and your beautiful woodwork. I would love to see a before picture of the dining room

  • Sara Cozad at

    Do you mind sharing where you got your rug from? It’s great!

  • Carrie at

    Love it! Like you said, it looks more sophisticated, but it’s still homey, warm and inviting.

  • Kaitlin Jenkins at

    Wow! Talk about a ‘pinch me’ moment-how special!

    I absolutely love the dark gray- it’s so sophisticated and feels like such a cozy space to eat now. The gold touches= amazing!

  • Noelle Buttry at

    This looks wonderful, Michael! I love the gray! That lamp is to die for!

  • Corinna at

    Absolutely love the wall color!

  • Kate at

    Just started reading your blog!!! Where have you been all my life??? Haha!
    Love everything I see, this dining room is FABulous!
    Thanks for the inspiration,

  • Suzanne Knox at


    Looks like it came right out of a magazine. LOVE it. Where did you get the gold starbursts on the wall or are they a DIY?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      What a compliment! Thanks Suzanne. The starbursts are from the Nate Berkus Collection at Target. There is a link to them at the bottom of the post.

      xo Michael

  • Shelley Palmer at

    LOVE it! I think my search for a dining room color might be solved! My hubby painted our DR already, but it’s not *right*. Too blue. And my chandelier is very similar to yours 🙂 I might have to hang some shelves like you have! 🙂

  • Jen at

    Nate and Michael make quite the team! Loving the color and the entire room all pulled together. It is stunning! And it seams to flow nicely with the style you have going on in your new living room. So many beautiful details!

  • Jennifer at

    Amazing! I love the color makes everything pop in a bold but welcoming new way. You and Nate are fabulous designers. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. I look forward to reading your posts. Thanks again!

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