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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s new house renovation present has actual coronary heart

So once they have been producing their new HGTV collection “The Nate & Jeremiah House Challenge,” the 2 made positive the householders’ tales have been on the middle of their design work. That entails feelings on Brent’s half and loads of analysis on Berkus’ finish.

Within the premiere episode made accessible to preview, Berkus and Brent enterprise to Queens, New York, to assist two sisters maintain the appeal and fond reminiscences from their childhood house alive. Whereas they handle to offer the mid-century property an open ground plan and modern design, in addition they maintain and improve treasured household keepsakes, like their late mom’s 1945 Steinway grand piano. With some analysis and data from his early days working at an public sale home, Berkus discovered the piano was constructed throughout World Warfare II and is now value upwards of $100,000 {dollars}. The household was shocked.

All their renovations and upgrades are customized to every household.

“[The show] was born from our need to get to know the householders in a significant method, and I believe one of many issues that we realized early on was {that a} actually nice entry level to get to know someone is to have them present you the issues which are necessary to them, as a result of it at all times brings out the tales of the place they have been and the place they aspire to go and who they’ve beloved and what they’ve misplaced and what they hope to realize in life,” Berkus defined. “And so we used it as a automobile to get to know them, however we additionally realized that really it was distinctive on the planet of house renovation exhibits. One of many issues that was actually necessary to us was to create a present that was not about how fast and how briskly and the way low cost you could possibly put one thing collectively, however the way to make one thing private and significant and the way to actually craft an area that was rooted in your story.”

Berkus understands how hooked up folks might be to gadgets of their lives by means of his personal experiences. His former associate, photographer Fernando Bengoechea, died in a tsunami whereas they have been vacationing in Sri Lanka in 2004. He is stored the woven pictures Bengoechea gifted him “inside the 4 partitions” irrespective of the place he lives.

Brent understands and says he loves them too.

Brent describes Berkus is the “pragmatic one,” expert at discovering a narrative or the worth of an merchandise. Berkus says he is aware of “not less than sufficient to know what inquiries to ask or the place to do the analysis.”

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have a new home renovation show premiering on HGTV.

“I am a little bit little bit of a nerd about stuff like that. I like doing the analysis. I like connecting the dots,” he says. “I like understanding the place issues got here from and what was taking place on the planet of the time when one thing was made.”

Brent provides, “I’m very emotional and romantic. I like to sit down there and cry with folks.”

“We love working collectively and reality is we discovered a very long time in the past that there is loads of methods to create one thing actually particular and actually lovely,” Brent says. “Plenty of these folks that we have met, we’re nonetheless in shut contact with, we nonetheless know what is going on on with their households and it is a actually great, it is a actually susceptible place to sort of are available and ask us to not solely that will help you change your complete life.”

Outdoors of the present, they function their very own design companies and have places of work in L.A. New York and Chicago. In addition they juggle a number of licensing offers and a furnishings assortment.

“At all times busy,” Brent laughs.

“The Nate & Jeremiah House Challenge,” premieres Oct. 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV and Discovery+

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