Introducing Nate Berkus’s New Collection for The Shade Store

Sarah Choi
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Photo credit: Heather Talbert Photography / The Shade Store
Photo credit: Heather Talbert Photography / The Shade Store

From ELLE Decor

If you’re in the market for some new window treatments, you’re in luck—ELLE Decor A-List designer Nate Berkus is teaming up with The Shade Store on a brand-new collection of roller-shade designs featuring exclusive patterns and colorways that evoke a sense of lived-in luxury. The four new patterns come in an array of warm neutrals, chalky grays, and mossy greens—the colors of the Mediterranean region—and show off textural hand-painted elements that are inspired by Greek motifs.

“Travel has always been the biggest influence for me design-wise, and where I get so much of my inspiration,” Berkus says. “The Mediterranean specifically is so visually compelling, as well as rich in history. I love things that feel timeworn and timeless, and that have patina—and then interpreting these patterns and motifs for the modern American home.”

Photo credit: The Shade Store
Photo credit: The Shade Store

The Montauk, New York, beach house that Berkus shares with his husband, Jeremiah Brent, and their young children (and which was featured in ELLE Decor’s October 2020 issue) has been a sanctuary for the family since shelter-in-place orders took hold in March. The couple decided on a neutral color palette for their retreat, which—not coincidentally—aligns perfectly with this new collection. “The Rondel Stripe in Coal could be really fun in our dining room,” Berkus says. “It would add even more drama to the room, since the walls are already painted black. It would also work beautifully with the rattan and bamboo. And the Seurat in Cloud Gray would work in the family room, layered with a neutral drape for the winter. The pattern is classic-meets-modern with a textural microcheck, which feels right on point for our Montauk home.”

And since everyone knows that draperies and shades can make or break a room, we got the scoop from Berkus on what he recommends for windows: “Blackout roller shades are always handsome on their own, but they’re also perfect for layering. This entire collection was designed with that in mind—how can these patterns and color palettes complement the window treatments you already live with? The subtle, textured patterns and tonal colorways were designed to be beautiful, but also to be layered with ease. By bringing in layers, it will make a room feel more designed as well as providig flexibility and light control.”

Click through the gallery below to see the patterns in the new collection, which is now available online and in The Shade Store showrooms nationwide.

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