MONTECITO Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent bring an eclectic point of view—and a lot of fun—to their power-couple friends’ Southern California home. / WESTLAKE VILLAGE For interior designer Jeremiah Brent, updating a family's Westlake Village, California, residence with good bones was about redefining spaces. "The goal was to find the balance between the pedigree of traditional design and the playfulness of modern design," says Brent, founder of the eponymous design firm. / MANHATTAN PENTHOUSE TRIPLEX THERE’S THE OLD SAYING, TAKEN FROM THE 1940 THOMAS WOLFE NOVEL OF THE SAME TITLE THAT “YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN.” BUT DIVING INTO THE LATEST CHAPTER OF NATE BERKUS AND JEREMIAH BRENT’S SEARCH FOR WHERE TO PUT DOWN ROOTS, ONE IS INSPIRED TO LEARN THAT WHILE RETURNING HOME MAY BE INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TO PULL OFF, IT’S NOT IMPOSSIBLE. / TRIBECA For most projects, Brent, a natural storyteller, tries to convince his clients to look at their spaces in less conventional ways, he says, focusing on the ceremony of their daily lives and then creating rooms around that. Fortunately, Shawn and Serena were two steps ahead. “They wanted a space that was rooted in intimacy and connection” Brent explains. / ATRIO Brent has unveiled Atrio, a new retail concept, which today launches online and opens its doors at Platform Mall in Culver City, California. The shop is, at its core, a continuation of a traditional department store with segments devoted to the home, pantry, and wellness—all with a hand selected assortment of items specially made by Brent’s favorite artisans and makers. / JEREMIAH BRENT OFFICES Ten years ago, when he was in his mid-20s, Jeremiah Brent stood in his empty Los Angeles apartment. He’d unloaded all his furniture via Craigslist and cleared the whole place out. “I sold everything I owned, including my car,” the designer says, “all so I could pay for an LLC and a decal that I put on the wall in my living room.” / KIPS BAY In a townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side, top designers presented their visions for modern living. / THE OPTIMIST WHEN DESIGNER JEREMIAH BRENT WAS APPROACHED BY DAVID FISHBEIN AND JOSEPH MILLER ABOUT THEIR NEW STORE CALLED THE OPTIMIST, DAUNTING HEADLINES ABOUT THE STATE OF RETAIL DIDN’T GET IN THE WAY OF A VISION FOR THE MEN'S BOUTIQUE. / HANCOCK PARK ON FIRST INSPECTION, NATE BERKUS AND JEREMIAH BRENT FELT THAT THE HOUSE, CLOCKING IN AT NEARLY 9,000 SQUARE FEET, WAS MUCH TOO GRAND FOR THEM AND THEIR TODDLER DAUGHTER, POPPY. (READ FULL FEATURE ON ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST / HANCOCK PARK ESTATE IN THE EARLY DECADES OF THE 20TH CENTURY, BEFORE THE ADVENT OF THE CALIFORNIA MODERNIST MOVEMENT, LOS ANGELES’S VAUNTED INDOOR-OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE HAD NOT YET BECOME THE DEFINING CHARACTERISTIC OF THE L.A. RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE. / WEST VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE FORTUNATELY, TRANSFORMING FOUR WALLS INTO A HOME IS SOMETHING NATE AND JEREMIAH KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT. WHEN THE COUPLE SAW THIS 3,400-SQUARE-FOOT 1899 TOWN HOUSE, THEY IMMEDIATELY AGREED IT FELT LIKE THEM—OR, AT LEAST, THAT IT HAD THE POTENTIAL TO. / TRUE BOTANICALS TRUE BOTANICALS, THE CALIFORNIA-BORN ORGANIC SKIN-CARE COMPANY, HAS OPENED ITS FIRST-EVER BRICK-AND-MORTAR OUTPOST, IN SAN FRANCISCO’S NORTH BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD, WITH THE HELP OF DESIGNER JEREMIAH BRENT. / MONTAUK ESTATE THE COUPLE GAVE THE HOUSE A RENOVATION “FACE-LIFT,” AS THEY CHARACTERIZE IT. THEY PAINTED THE EXTERIOR BLACK TO ­CONTRAST WITH THE BRIGHTNESS WITHIN, STRIPPED AND SANDED FLOORS FOR ADDED LIGHTNESS, AND REDID THE KITCHEN WITH PLASTER WALLS AND WHITE CONCRETE COUNTERTOPS. AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN IS NOW A SCREENED-IN DINING AREA, AND THEY CREATED A BACK PATIO FOR LOUNGING. / BEVERLY HILLS BERKUS AND BRENT’S BIGGEST MOVES INVOLVED THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE KITCHEN WITH NEW BRONZE CABINETRY AND FLOATING SHELVES, AND THE REPLACEMENT OF A REFLECTING POOL ON THE SUBTERRANEAN LEVEL WITH A VERDANT JAPANESE GARDEN. MORE SUBTLE GESTURES THROUGHOUT THE HOME WERE CALCULATED TO LEND INTIMACY AND TEXTURE TO SPECIFIC ROOMS WITHOUT OVERSHADOWING THE INTEGRITY OF THE ARCHITECTURE. / PARK AVENUE LOCATED IN A 1920S BUILDING ON THE CITY’S UPPER EAST SIDE, THE 2,600-SQUARE-FOOT FLAT IS “SO BEAUTIFUL AND GRAND AND HAS SUCH GREAT SOUL,” BRENT OBSERVES, ADDING THAT HE HAD BEEN RECOMMENDED FOR THE JOB BY THE OWNERS’ NEPHEW, WHO HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF BRENT’S CLIENTS. / DC ROWHOUSE The couple enlisted the help of Jeremiah Brent who has built a career transforming high end homes and public spaces on both coasts. Brent is known for imbuing interiors with subtle intimacy and texture, without overshadowing the integrity of any residence’s architecture. / JULIET WHEN DESIGNING A NEW RESTAURANT IN LOS ANGELES, FAMED INTERIOR DECORATOR JEREMIAH BRENT’S FIRST THOUGHT WAS THAT HE WANTED IT TO LOOK NOTHING LIKE LOS ANGELES. / BRENTWOOD II LOS ANGELES SPEC HOUSES ARE BLANK SLATES—OR “SUPER [WIDELY] OPEN AND FULL OF POSSIBILITIES,” AS JEREMIAH BRENT PHRASES IT. THE AD100 TALENT’S CLIENTS, WITH WHOM HE RECENTLY COMPLETED JUST SUCH A HOUSE IN BRENTWOOD, WERE ANALOGOUSLY OPEN-MINDED. BRENT HAD PREVIOUSLY DESIGNED THE COUPLE’S PRIMARY RESIDENCE OUTSIDE LA, AND AS THE PARENTS BEGAN PICTURING LIFE WITH AN EMPTY NEST, THEY ASKED BRENT TO HELP THEM ENVISION THEIR NEXT ACT, IN WHICH THE 4,500-SQUARE-FOOT BRENTWOOD PURCHASE WOULD SERVE AS A WEEKEND PLACE. / HOLLYWOOD HQ According to Ryan Murphy, "Jeremiah Brent was...‘quiet luxury’ incarnated before that term became a pop culture phrase...It was this quality that made [him] instantly think of hiring [Jeremiah] when it came to doing a new office compound for me and [his] 50-strong employees." / BRENTWOOD When it came to the interior design of the house, Nahal and Kevin Danesh discovered a design crush in Jeremiah Brent, the AD100 designer whose luxuriously low-key modern aesthetic and unapologetic affection for soothing beiges, chalky whites, and grays intersected perfectly with theirs. / WEST PALM BEACH "IT’S ACTUALLY A LOVE STORY,” BRENT BEGINS WHEN I ASK HIM ABOUT THE COUPLE WHO REACHED OUT TO HIM IN MARCH 2022 FOR HELP WITH DESIGNING THEIR PALM BEACH HOUSE...The couple wanted the house to feel like a livable gallery, where “they could be anywhere in the world,” he points out. Bam! There’s his starting point.