Furniture design sparked Jeremiah Brent‘s interest in art and home design. By focusing on his technical skills, he parlayed his passion of art and fashion into décor, quickly gaining recognition in the interior design profession.
Since beginning his design firm in 2011, Jeremiah has remodeled a number of houses, restaurants, and public spaces across the country. The natural beauty of his own state, as well as his travels across the world, have influenced his “no rules” approach to California’s Modern style. Jeremiah creates homes for his customers that reflect their lives, illustrating that successful interior design is, above all, a personal expression of one’s past, present, and future.
Jeremiah Brent’s Studio
His work has appeared in publications such as Domino Magazine, Architectural Digest, and Harper’s Bazaar, demonstrating the seamless depth, audacity, and originality of his creations.
Jeremiah has established himself as a tastemaker and influencer with a keen eye for design and craftsmanship, influencing others through a variety of partnerships, television shows, and branded collaborations. He hosted the Emmy Award-winning show Home Made Simple for two seasons on OWN. He co-hosted the TLC network show “Nate & Jeremiah By Design” for three seasons with his husband and fellow interior designer Nate Berkus. Brent is now appearing in “Say I Do,” a Netflix original series created by the executive creators of “Queer Eye.”
Jeremiah Brent’s Projects
1. D.C. Row House
A number of design points were added to the home as a nod to its history and architecture. An antique French fireplace with vintage tile at the firebox adds a stately presence to the living room, just as an antique limestone fireplace does the same in the primary bedroom. Elsewhere, custom architectural moldings frame a fluted plaster vestibule, while an antique marble vessel was wall-mounted to Roman clay walls in a powder room.
2. Beverly Hills
“The house appears solid from the street but becomes more transparent as you move through it,” McClean says, describing the procession through an entry courtyard, across a glass bridge, into the home’s main social space, and out again to the pool and the lovely canyon views that unfold beyond it. “The vista is incredible, so the whole outdoors becomes a green oasis. Breaking down barriers to nature has been a theme of California architecture for 100 years,” the architect adds.
3. Park Avenue
Though it hadn’t been touched much for two generations, it held a lot of emotion.” So says interior designer Jeremiah Brent, about an apartment in Manhattan that had been a Latin American family’s anchor for decades — home to its beloved matriarch; the site of memorable gatherings, convivial dinners, and celebrations of all kinds. Everybody knew that the Park Avenue property had to be renovated when it recently passed into another generation’s hands, but, the New York-based talent adds, the commission would prove a challenge for everyone involved, personally as well as professionally. “It couldn’t lose any of its spirit, but we had to bring in light and more contemporary elements,” he explains.
4. NYC Town House
Seated in a pair of armchairs in front of a blazing fire in their new West Village townhouse, the married designers look content and perfectly at home—if a little sheepish. After all, it seems like just yesterday when they moved into what was supposed to be their dream home, a nearly 9,000-square-foot Spanish colonial in Los Angeles. Fans of their TLC show, Nate & Jeremiah by Design (and readers of AD’S JANUARY 2018 STORY), witnessed the couple gushing over the house’s sun-drenched rooms, wrought-iron balustrade, and 200-year-old oak tree in the backyard. The house, they proclaimed, was where they and their then-two-year-old daughter, Poppy, would “put down roots.”
Inside the house, Brent and Berkus stuck to a neutral palette and incorporated design details influenced by their trips to Portugal, Mexico, and Peru, where they got engaged in 2013. Down a hallway and a few stairs from the entrance is the great room with its 22-foot-high ceilings and the aforementioned stone fireplace, which the couple topped with a collection of antique terra-cotta bulls, Peruvian objects thought to ward off evil spirits. Much of the furniture here and throughout the home is from Berkus and Brent’s collaboration with the company Living Spaces, which they mixed with online finds from Etsy and eBay that are covered in performance fabrics.
6. Hancock Park Estate
The living room, outfitted with a mix of pedigreed, centuries-spanning furniture and accessories, perhaps best exemplifies the light and bright spirit of the designers’ intervention. “We consciously kept the palette restricted to whites, off-whites, and neutral tones. This room was particularly dark, and now it’s one of the brightest spaces in the house,” Brent says. “Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of white paint.”
7. West Village
Despite the frequent television appearances and occasional magazine features on his sweet family, Jeremiah Brent remains first and foremost a designer. His passion for interiors is palpable. “I really believe in creating a space based on the moments you imagine living in that home,” says Brent, who is the host of OWN’s Home Made Simple and will star in TLC’s Married to Design with husband Nate Berkus. “Finding a way to reinterpret your home as an expression of how you live is really good design.”
8. Fifth Avenue
It’s the beautiful stretch just above Washington Square Park, where the avenue begins and the surrounding prewar buildings are prized by those who seek elegance but also cherish the vitality, diversity, and cultural heritage of Greenwich Village. When interior designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent set out to find a new home, lower Fifth was at the top of their list.
9. Great Jones
Design duo Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent teamed up to revamp hair colorist Rita Hazan’s New York City apartment. The result? An urbane, drama-filled home for a modern Manhattan woman.
10. Hollywood Hills
With its color scheme of black, white, saddle, and bourbon, the home is equal parts Mad Men and ultramodern—you can’t help but imagine sipping a gimlet on the patio. The laid-back living room, with its panoramic views of the garden and mélange of affordable and iconic furniture, has a basket overflowing with flip-flops to encourage lounging, be it poolside or on the indoor hammock. A cozy den makes for the ultimate movie-night room, where a rotating roster of guests hangs out on the deep sofa. “It’s a very surfy feeling,” says Berkus. Even the black-painted master bedroom is the embodiment of serenity. “You wake up and feel like you’re in a treehouse.”
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