Interiors by Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus is an interior designer and TV personality, who runs the firm Nate Berkus Associates, based in Chicago but with projects all over the world. With a clearly eclectic style, we are impressed by the way he can successfully mix completely different pieces into one room and achieve a relaxed glam look on his designs.

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Nate Berkus, diseñador de interiores y personalidad televisiva en Estados Unidos, es dueño de la firma Nate Berkus Associates en Chicago, con proyectos en todo el mundo. Con un estilo esencialmente ecléctico, nos impresiona la manera en que puede mezclar exitosamente piezas completamente distintas en un espacio y lograr un look glam relajado en sus diseños.

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[Warm] Winter

Siendo honestas, estamos acostumbradas a temperaturas de playa y a inviernos más bien cálidos, ya que hemos estado la mayor parte de nuestras vidas entre Miami y Santo Domingo. También tenemos la fortuna de haber vivido, aunque por breve tiempo, en ciudades con inviernos marcados  en donde puedes vivir y disfrutar de cada estación. En Madrid hace bastante frío estos días, por lo que para nosotras no hay mejor sensación que llegar a casa, preparar un café o chocolate caliente en tu taza favorita, sentarte en el salón con una mantita y sentirte en tu propio mundo acogedor y lleno de calidez. Aquí les dejamos algunas de nuestras piezas favoritas para calentar el hogar durante el invierno.

Estamos muy felices de participar en #Decopedia 1: Casas vestidas para el frío de Petite Candela con este post!

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To be honest with you, we are more used to beach weather and rather warm winters, since we have lived most of our lives between Miami and Santo Domingo. We are very fortunate to have also lived in cities with ‘real winters’,  where you can enjoy the differences between each season. Madrid is quite cold these days, so to us there is no better feeling than to get home, pour yourself a cup of coffee or hot cocoa in your favorite mug, sit in your living room with a warm blanket, and just enjoy the feeling that you are in your very own cozy little world. Here are some of our favorites to make your home warm and cozy during winter time.

We are thrilled to participate in #Decopedia 1: ‘Homes dressed for cold weather’, by Petite Candela with this post!

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[1]Daner Sectional/(Sofá Seccional Daner)-Jonathan Adler

[2]Deco Sofa-Autoban

[3]Enveloppe Sofa-Inga Sempé

[4]Fur blanket/(Manta Pelo Bicolor Animal)- Zara Home

[5]Rose Gold Ceramic Mug/(Taza de cerámica oro rosado)-Starbucks

[6]Mug!- Ckie

[7]Mr. and Mrs. Mugs/(Tazas Sr. y Sra.)-Jonathan Adler

[8]Pure Lana Cushion/(Cojín lana pura)- Amara

[9]Mason quilted gray pillow/ Cojín ‘albañil’acolchado gris – CB2

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Image 2-KB Home pinterest account

DIY projects and libraries we love

We love DIY projects, and browsing online you can find a lot of great ideas and font libraries to complement your design from very talented fellow bloggers, here are a few we would like to use ourselves:

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1. Party: Honeycomb Garland from Oh Happy Day!

2. Need a font with a hand drawn look? Here’s a list of beautiful fonts compiled by Madeline, from Über chic for cheap!

3. Baby room decor: A mobile from  You are my fave 

4. Organizing: Magic Decal tutorial (with free printables), by Kristine, from The Painted Hive

5. Need a monogram for a project? This fantastic library created by Amber, from Damask Love will sure help you find a monogram that will work for you

We hope these links help you with your DIY endeavors!

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Practical and Beautiful Pieces for your Brunch/ Dining Space

We can’t picture a better place at home than that space that allows you to have your sunday bruch while reading a magazine, but also lets you entertain for your friends on a fun, informal evening. We envision this area with a touch of color, wood in its natural tones, metals, a little bit of rustic or outdoorsy contrasting with a few splashes of gold tones to add a decadent touch to the space, all while keeping a modern design aesthetic and a especial respect for modern classics. Here are a couple of options of furniture pieces we prepared specially for you to show you our design intent, we hope you enjoy them!

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Que mejor espacio en la comodidad de tu hogar que ése que te ofrece la posibilidad de hacer brunch y leer unas revistas tranquilamente los domingos, pero también la posibilidad de  invitar a cenar a tu amigos  y pasar una noche divertida e informal. Nos imaginamos esta zona del hogar con un toque de color, madera en sus tonalidades naturales, metal, elementos rústicos o ‘outdoorsy’ que contrastan con otros en dorado para dar un toque decadente al lugar, todo mientras mantenemos una estética moderna de diseño con respeto y admiración a los clásicos del pasado siglo. Les hemos preparado dos opciones de mobiliario especialmente para ustedes para mostrarles más claramente el ‘design intent’, esperamos les guste!

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[1] Offi Mag Table Birch,  found at Modern Seed/ Revistero de Offi, encontrado en Modern Seed

[2]Acapulco Chairs,found at Innit Designs/ Sillas Acapulco, Innit Designs

[3] Sunflower Clock designed by George Nelson, Vitra/ Reloj de Pared Girasol, diseñado por George Nelson, Vitra

[4]  Large bird bowls by Jonathan Adler, in Gold and Jade/ Platón en forma de pájaro, de Jonathan Adler, en color Jade y Dorado

[5] Large beach bag with peace sign, color: indigo, by Stella Rittwagen/ Cesta capazo con signo de paz color añil de  Stella Rittwagen

[6] Guéridon Wooden Table, designed by Jean Prouvé, Vitra/ Mesa de madera Guéridon, diseñada por Jean Prouvé, Vitra

[7] Petal Clock designed by George Nelson, Vitra/ Reloj de Pared diseñado por George Nelson, Vitra

[8] Turquoise Glass Vases, Horchow/ Jarrones de Vidrio, de Horchow

[9] Dylan Dining Table, CB2/ Mesa de comedor Dylan, de  CB2

[10] Bent Plywood Magazine rack, OneFortyThree/ Revistero de plywood plegado de OneFortyThree

[11]Panton Chairs, designed by Verner Panton, Vitra/ Sillas Panton, diseñadas por Verner Panton,  Vitra

[12] Stella  Rittwaggen mini bag ‘celeste’, Stella Rittwagen/ Mini bolso color celeste de Stella Rittwagen

An Update on Our Handmade Rugs from DR!

Good morning and happy Monday! We have set up at our home in Madrid the handmade rugs we purchased in the DR, made by local artisans. Remember  a couple of weeks ago we posted about them? A great addition for our bedroom! We are still missing some final touches but it’s coming together…What do think, do you like how they look? Please let us know!

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Buenos días y muy feliz Lunes! Acabamos de colocar en nuestro hogar de Madrid la alfombra hecha a mano por artesanos locales que compramos en República Dominicana en nuestro reciente viaje. Recuerdan que hace un par de semanas hicimos un post sobre ellas? La alfombra ha dado un toque especial! Todavía nos faltan un par de detalles en la habitación pero ya va tomando forma. Tu que opinas, te gusta como queda? Déjanos saber!

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Images: Gida Avila, DGAC Design



Our favorites from One Forty Three

One Forty Three, is a furniture and accessories store that started out as a project to custom design and build their own furniture for a new home. But of course, with such simple, yet beautiful and well crafted designs it is no wonder that it grew into a business. Every piece is an original design, crafted, and made to order. Leonardo Da Vinci said it best: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

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One Forty Three es una tienda online de accesorios y mobiliario que inició como un proyecto personal para construir y diseñar los muebles y accesorios de la casa de sus fundadores. Pero por supuesto, con diseños simples, pero  tan hermosos y bien logrados, no nos sorprende que se convirtiera en una oportunidad de negocio. Cada una de las piezas es un diseño original, hecho por pedido. Leonardo Da Vinci lo dijo mejor: “La simplicidad es la máxima sofisticación”.

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Mr. Yellow: we love you!

Today we want to share with you an inspiration board with the color of summer: yellow! Vibrant, happy and full of life, that’s why we love you Mr. Yellow!

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Hoy queremos compartir con ustedes un board de inspiración con el color del verano: amarillo! Brillante, feliz y lleno de vida, por eso nos encantas Mr. Yellow!
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(a) Lemon Yellow Santorini Electra Lamp, Jonathan Adler

(b) No 4 chair yellow from the Conran Shop, found on House to Home

(c) Go-cart chartreuse two-shelf table-media cart, from CB2

(d) Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Lola Flower Square Pillow

(e) Boa sorte backgammon game set, from CB2

(f) Luke Coffee Table in Yellow, sold by Fashion for Home, found on Houzz.com

(g) The end bookend, CB2

(h) Medium Yellow Chevron Fabric by Riley Blake Designs

(i) 16in Pillow Cover in Charcoal Gray Linen, Mustard Yellow Felt Flower with Ceramic Button by JillianReneDecor