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.

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

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.

Nate Berkus in My Dining Room | Inspired by charm

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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  • Gretchen at

    Looks incredible! Love the paint and the wainscoting. Where did you find the tall brass candleholders on the table? Also obsessed with the black wishbone chairs. Cheers!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks a million Gretchen! They are actually from Target too. I got them last Fall, I’m not sure if they still carry them or not.

      xo Michael

  • Eileen at

    I’m drooling. Love the combination of grey with gold accents; classy combination. Enjoy!

  • Phillis at

    Luv! It looks so inviting yet sophisticated. You truly inspire and Target rocks!

  • Debbie at

    One word, Amazing! ok, 2nd word…Perfect!
    Debbie

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Love it Debbie!! Thank you so much!

      xo Michael

  • Christy File at

    Love the new look!! Great job! I love Nate, too.

  • Jenna at

    Love the new look! That wall color is fabulous. I just painted my master bedroom a similar color and was worried about it at first, but it turned out gorgeous! And that little turtle shell trinket – I die. Love it all! Nate’s line at Target always has me drooling!

  • Kathy @ The Daily Nest at

    That is just crazy that you got to talk to The Nate Berkus!! I would have to go lay down after that phone call! Congrats to you!! You’re room looks amazing and I love all the new accessories from Target and will be going shopping at Target soon! Love the Dior Gray wall color too!!
    Thanks for sharing with all of us your Nate experience!
    XO,
    Kathy

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Tell me about it! It was so surreal. I’m so happy with the changes though. Some risks are worth taking.

      xo Michael

  • Tamara at

    Your new dining room is stunning!! I especially love the the gold starbursts on the wall. I am a huge fan of starbursts. 🙂 And that gold lamp is beautiful. Even the turtle is cute!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Tarmara. All of the gold accents and such a wonderful sparkle to the room.

      xo Michael

  • Jen at

    It looks amazeballs! I just painted my bedroom a really similar color and man does this give me some great ideas about accessorizing the space. Love Nate and love YOU! Thanks for sharing.

  • Cynthia at

    Hi Michael~

    I would have said “never!” with the rug, curtain, and wall color… NEVER! but
    it looks incredible! You rock! So does Nate~what a pair! Congrats!

    Your friend : ) Cynthia

  • Pam C at

    This is beautiful. I did’t think I would like the dark gray, but with that green-wow! I love it!

  • Shannon at

    Very exciting! I love the Dior Gray and it might be the solution to one of my decor problems, if I can get more light into my room. Very stylish accessories – so well done, Michael. I also like trying to say fiddle leaf figs out loud after reading it . . . 🙂

  • Kari at

    It turned out beautifully! I am really loving everything gray. Sounds like a fun experience for you. I have always thought Nate Berkus seemed like the sweetest guy. I think you AND Nate need to come and make over my entire house:)

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      He really is! And thank you so much for the dining room love. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Jeannie at

    I think you did an EXCELLENT job. Everything looks collected and I love every detail.

  • Shannon Fox at

    That smokey blue on the walls is so lovely and everything looks perfectly placed, without looking placed. The warm wood, crisp white trims and that little green chest all play together so well. The Nate touches make everything sparkle just right. You’ve got the touch!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Well said Shannon! Thank you so much! It’s funny because the gray seems more blue in the pictures, but it really isn’t ALL that blue.

      xo Michael

  • Stacy Risenmay at

    Oh I love it! It all goes so well together. What a stylish space. When can I come over for dinner 😉

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You can come over ANY time. Seriously. Thanks Stacy!

      xo Michael

  • Elle at

    Michael, A new color for YOUR dining room. (It’s so different from the B&B dining room.) I’m definitely drooling!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I couldn’t have said it better myself! 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Jason at

    Michael – it’s beautiful! It looks so effortless, like it has been compiled over time! In a good way! It’s really sharp!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much Jason! That’s the perfect compliment. And, in a way, it was. 🙂

      xo Michael

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