Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s new residence renovation present has genuine heart

So when they were being creating their new HGTV collection “The Nate & Jeremiah House Undertaking,” the two created confident the homeowners’ tales ended up at the centre of their design and style work. That will involve thoughts on Brent’s aspect and a ton of research on Berkus’ end.

In the premiere episode built accessible to preview, Berkus and Brent enterprise to Queens, New York, to aid two sisters hold the appeal and fond recollections from their childhood dwelling alive. Though they regulate to give the mid-century residence an open ground strategy and contemporary structure, they also maintain and upgrade treasured relatives keepsakes, like their late mother’s 1945 Steinway grand piano. With some analysis and knowledge from his early times working at an auction household, Berkus observed the piano was constructed for the duration of Globe War II and is now really worth upwards of $100,000 pounds. The relatives was stunned.

All their renovations and updates are customized to just about every spouse and children.

“[The show] was born from our need to get to know the house owners in a meaningful way, and I think a person of the points that we realized early on was that a actually good entry stage to get to know somebody is to have them display you the matters that are vital to them, mainly because it usually brings out the tales of exactly where they’ve been and in which they aspire to go and who they have cherished and what they’ve dropped and what they hope to attain in lifetime,” Berkus spelled out. “And so we used it as a auto to get to know them, but we also recognized that definitely it was one of a kind in the entire world of household renovation shows. A single of the items that was definitely significant to us was to produce a present that was not about how brief and how quickly and how affordable you could put anything alongside one another, but how to make anything personal and significant and how to really craft a area that was rooted in your tale.”

Berkus understands how attached people today can be to items in their life by means of his possess encounters. His previous husband or wife, photographer Fernando Bengoechea, died in a tsunami though they ended up vacationing in Sri Lanka in 2004. He is stored the woven photos Bengoechea gifted him “in just the four partitions” no issue where by he lives.

Brent understands and states he loves them too.

Brent describes Berkus is the “pragmatic just one,” competent at discovering a story or the value of an merchandise. Berkus says he knows “at the very least ample to know what issues to check with or in which to do the investigate.”

“I am a very little little bit of a nerd about things like that. I like accomplishing the investigate. I like connecting the dots,” he states. “I like being familiar with in which things came from and what was taking place in the entire world of the time when a little something was designed.”

Brent provides, “I am very emotional and intimate. I like to sit there and cry with individuals.”

“We enjoy operating collectively and truth is we discovered a very long time back that there’s a good deal of ways to generate anything definitely special and seriously attractive,” Brent claims. “A ton of these people that we’ve achieved, we’re even now in close make contact with with, we nevertheless know what is likely on with their households and it’s a genuinely excellent, it’s a really susceptible posture to sort of arrive in and talk to us to not only to assist you alter your full everyday living.”

Outdoors of the display, they function their personal layout firms and have workplaces in L.A. New York and Chicago. They also juggle various licensing offers and a furniture selection.

“Constantly busy,” Brent laughs.

“The Nate & Jeremiah House Project,” premieres Oct. 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV and Discovery+