Nate Berkus Has This Unexpected Farmhouse Design Feature in His Home

published Apr 5, 2024
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Nate Berkus attends LG Signature at the American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala 2019 on October 16, 2019 in New York City.
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When you think about Nate Berkus and his interior designs, your mind likely goes to lots of neutral tones, textures, and a “collected over time” aesthetic. What you might not think of is classic farmhouse features. However, Berkus has incorporated one aspect of farmhouse style into his home, and it works surprisingly well.

In a recent Instagram video, Berkus is standing in front of a large hutch that’s painted white. And rather than standard glass panes in the hutch doors, Berkus opted for wire mesh — something you see all the time in farmhouse and country-style kitchens.

But the hutch feels chic, European, and modern, versus just farmhouse, and that’s likely because the paint isn’t aged or crackled and the mesh is smaller — unlike traditional chicken wire.  

Inside the hutch, Berkus displays antique plates and his dinner party glassware, as well as other servingware that’s only used on occasion. The pieces inside give the hutch its Berkus-approved, homey feel.

You can add mesh wire to any existing hutch or cabinet with glass window panes in the doors — some antique pieces even come with the glass already removed. Or, you can check out this similar (yet smaller) version of Berkus’ cabinet from Wayfair. It also has a more modern shape and the mesh grate panels are subtle and understated.

Farmhouse accents don’t have to necessarily stay in the farmhouse realm of design. Nate Berkus proves that mixing and matching aesthetics and tweaking them slightly to work better in your space can (and should!) be done to give your home that layered and textured look we all crave.