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Name:  Nate Berkus  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1971 in Orange County, California


Illinois Connection

Berkus attended Lake Forest College in Illinois. His interior design firm ''Nate Berkus Associates'' is based out of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nate Berkus founded his Chicago-based design firm ''Nate Berkus Associates'' in Chicago in 1995 at the age of 24. As one of Chicago's preeminent decorators, he designed prestigious homes and private spaces for his clientele, as well as commercial spaces that include several design projects for ''Barneys New York'' and ''W'' hotels and a complete redesign of ''Wolfgang Puck's Spago Chicago''. He also designed a collection of furniture for Niedermaier.For two years he was the host of ''The Nate Berkus Show'', an Emmy Award–winning, nationally syndicated daytime talk show. His work has appeared in ''Elle Decor'', ''O: The Oprah Magazine'', ''InStyle'', ''The New York Times'', ''Vanity Fair'', and ''House Beautiful''. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller ''Home Rules''. He lives in New York City.

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