Nate Berkus Shared How He Subtly Updated His NYC Bathroom, Just By Switching a Few Items

published Mar 1, 2023
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When Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent moved back into their New York brownstone in 2021 after selling it in 2015, they knew they wanted to make a few upgrades to reflect their current design styles. But when it came to the primary bathroom, Berkus and Brent didn’t feel the need to make any major adjustments to the luxurious marble-centric space. Instead, the pair tweaked a few smaller details to make the room read more regal than modern.

“A classic marble wall and porcelain sink can stand the test of time,” Berkus captioned a February 16 Instagram post. “When we moved back into our original New York home, we still loved what we had originally done in our primary bathroom, keeping most of it as we reimagined the rest of the spaces.”

Before, stark white walls, simple mirrors, and farmhouse-style sconces made the marble seem understated. But this time around, the design duo amped up the impact of the marble slabs with gold rococo mirrors, delicate sconces, and a limewashed wall treatment to the give the bathroom an old-world feel.

Everything else stayed the same — the sinks and faucets fit perfectly with the new theme, as does the black tub, brass towel bar, and wood-look flooring. It’s just the accessories and wall treatment that delivered an entirely new look.

So before you make big plans for your next room makeover, consider taking baby steps first before getting out the sledgehammer. A coat of paint and a few new accessories may be the only things you need to make your space feel completely new.