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Nate Berkus Explains The 'Anti-Trend' Decor Approach
The best way to make your home's design timeless is by staying away from trendy choices, according to HGTV's Nate Berkus.
"The mistake that so many people make when they're renovating is that they reach for like the latest, greatest, trendiest thing," Berkus says.
When renovating a 1920s home on Season 1, Episode 5 of "The Nate and Jeremiah Project," Berkus honors the home’s time period by keeping the layout and most of the arched doorways.
When it comes to implementing new elements, Berkus and Jeremiah Brent make sure they match the character of the 1920s home.
For instance, they decide on classic black and white diamond tiles for the fireplace hearth, and they include crown molding along the ceiling, which looks original.
Even the flooring is dark wood, since this was the typical choice during the 1920s. Although the kitchen is modernized with its gray cabinets, it honors the rest of the home.
Berkus and Brent then customize any inherited furniture. Brent points out their emphasis on "finding a way to personalize those items and actually make them your own."