Ever dream of hitting an antique show with Nate? Here’s your (virtual) chance. While visiting Nashville as the Keynote speaker for the Antiques & Garden Show, Nate made his way through the show (before it even opened!) tagging the pieces that caught his eye. (Imagine the lucky shoppers who took those pieces home: “Yes, Nate Berkus picked this out, thankyouverymuch.”)
We’re sharing Nate’s notes on what makes these pieces so special, plus, a look at the items he snagged for his own home…and the accessory you never knew you needed.
Love these brass curtain rods? Wait until you hear their backstory: they were foot rests in a bar. These beauties don’t just have a stunning patina, they have seen it all.
Meanwhile, a pair of apple green velvet chairs caught Nate’s eye – these Louis XV-style armchairs were in vendor James Sansum‘s booth, and left everyone craving a moment of bright, bold French style.
Can’t you imagine these pieces together in an elegant sitting room?
This lamp is another James Sansum find, one of a pair of modernist limed oak lamps with major small-space appeal. They add the light you need on, say, a bedside table, but barely take up any space.
And here it is, the “vide poche”. It’s French for “empty pockets”, which is exactly what you do with these silver Hermès beauties. Put one on an entryway table and deposit your change and keys every evening.
(If you were at the show, you heard Nate and Traditional Home’s Tori Mellott discuss the importance of such a chic, useful organizing tool. Organizing never looked so good!).
And finally, the pieces Nate bought and took home! A pair of 1950’s-era French marmite urns. They’ll be transported to Los Angeles where Jeremiah will put them to use in the garden. (Did you know he’s in charge of what’s planted where? We can’t wait to see what lucky plant winds up in these.)
And this iron-base table from Nashville local vendor Artifacts was another winner. Its marble top adds a layer of luxury, and is going to bring new beauty and gravitas to Nate and Jeremiah’s backyard.
Lead image photographer: Ben Fink Shapiro