Nate and Jeremiah Home Project Episode 1 details are here. A brand new TV show of Interior designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, in which they design and renovate people’s homes.
Nate and Jeremiah Home Project Episode 1
First, they take a home tour with the owners and listen to their stories. The next step is to do this massive edit of homeowners’ old belongings. They help figure out the homeowners what matters because filling the home with things that have meaning is the most important part. In the end, they deliver homes that feel exactly like the people who live in that. Let’s dive into the details of the first episode of Nate and Jeremiah Home Project.
About the Home Owners
So the Nate and Jeremiah Home Project Episode 1 is all about these two sisters, Lisa and Lauran. Earlier this year, the sisters lost their mom Florence, and they were unable and unwilling to sell their childhood home. They have decided to renovate it and move back in. Lauren has a husband Louis, and three kids.
‘’We wanted to keep the memory of our mom with us. We were very close, and a tight family. It just felt wrong to sell it. It doesn’t matter how old you are. It’s still going to be home.’’
The first challenge for Nate and Jeremiah Home Project is to take a 1950’s single-story home that’s chalk filled with stuff and create a beautiful, open, airy place where Lisa and Lauran with their families can create new memories.
The Keeps, Maybes, and Goodbyes
Before the designers figure out their design plan, they need a massive edit of their belongings. The sisters have an entire house filled with their mother Florence’s things. The idea is to give homeowners the opportunity to divide their stuff into three categories. The keeps, things they want to keep. The Maybes, things they’re not sure about yet and want to decide later. Then there’s the Goodbyes, things they are ready to give up.
|Dining Room Set
|Music Box Table
The big move of Nate and Jeremiah Home Project Episode 1 is to rip down the wall in between the space, and open up the kitchen to the dining and living rooms. Everyone agrees that the cabinets, appliances, and countertops have all been well-loved and needed upgrading. However, Lauran has asked the designers to add the largest island they possibly can to set the stage for Louis’s cooking and family hangouts. The dining space is at a good spot but Nate and Jeremiah want to add some modern storage and more relaxed sitting after letting go of her mom’s formal dining set.
Deciding the Maybes
After getting the construction done, Nate and Jeremiah asked Lisa, Lauran, and the husband Louis to decide about the Maybe’s they initially weren’t sure about. With no furniture, no pictures, no vases, nothing in their newly constructed space, the time has finally come to ask them if they feel the same way about their ‘’Maybe’’ possessions in this environment or not.
The Radio, Buddha, and Music Box
Starting off with the old radio. It was something she used to listen all the time but witnessing it with this complete change of environment the family decided to let it go as it looks old and dark now. Moving on to the Buddha, the husband decides to keep it. The story behind the Buddha is that the mother, Florence gave this to the husband of her daughter, as a gift but ended up liking it so much that she kept it with her.
Let’s move on to the music box. It was their grandmother’s sister, and since it has been kept by the family for a very long time, the family weighed in on keeping it. Furthermore, moving on to the Coffee table, the family decided that it’s modern enough that it could fit in their new space.
It’s time for the transformation of Nate and Jeremiah Home Project Episode 1. The maestros painted the cabinet, to have something light on the wall, and lean some of the family paintings to add some casual, and younger feel to their space. The table they choose is the mid-century-inspired table and chairs to have a nod to the period of the home. The family art is still there, the Buddha is still here, and they added this beautiful stone on the coffee table which gave their coffee table a whole new lease on life. They reframed the portrait of their mother and placed it right behind her piano.
If you are more interested in reading about the series, you can read about the fourth episode here Nate and Jeremiah Home Project Episode 4
The Heart of the Home
After getting delighted by their space transformation, Nate had an interesting story about their Mom’s piano to share. The piano was actually sold to Florence’s mother, one owner, in 1945 for 2000$. Steinway keeps perfect records. The Steinway factory in NY was closed down for World War II like many factories were. This factory that made this exact piano was reopened to make upright pianos that were dropped into the battlefield to entertain the troops. Therefore, the worth today, for Steinway pianos such as this, are over 100,000$ if someone wants to buy. It’s truly the heart of the home and Nate and Jeremiah Home Project Episode 1.
The Story of Siblings
In the end, Nate and Jeremiah had a gift for this family. Remember that broken music box table? The interior designers had made it fixed. The most interesting thing is it plays a famous Italian song. Torna a Surriento 1537, which translates ‘Return to Surriento’ It was written by two siblings, two brothers. Furthermore, the meaning of this song is coming home. So it’s about siblings and it’s about coming home.
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