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.
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.
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?
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!
As you can see, the color, furniture changes, and bold accessories have given me a whole new space. I’m totally in love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lots of other accessories add color, texture, and sparkle.
It was such a fun challenge accessorizing this space, but I think I pretty good job!
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 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
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?
This post was created as part of my collaboration with Target. As always, the thoughts and ideas are my own.