Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Name Their Son Oskar Michael Berkus After Their Friend Fernando Bengoechea
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, the HGTV stars who are best known for their popular series, The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project, have two children: daughter Poppy, 7, and son Oskar, 3. But did you know that the couple’s son is named after one of their friends?
Oskar Michael Berkus was born via surrogate on March 26, and his name has a backstory. His parents, Nate and Jeremiah, opted to name their second son Oskar in honor of Nate’s former partner, Fernando Bengoechea, who was killed in the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka in December 2004.
According to People, Nate’s late partner was also a photographer and they met in 2003 on a photo shoot for Oh at home magazine. It’s believed that the couple were vacationing in Sri Lanka at the time of the disaster, which was why they chose to name their son after him.
Their son’s room is decorated in a calming, retro red hue and features an inspired wallpaper that draws inspiration from vintage prints. The nursery also contains a collection of items that are personalized with his name.
The design experts, who have a net worth of $5 million, also own a penthouse in NYC, which they share with their son and daughters. The apartment’s open floor plan isn’t as spacious as their previous home in Los Angeles, but they have a large kitchen that’s the center of the space.
When it comes to interior design, the duo aren’t afraid to experiment. In their New York City penthouse, they created a glass parlor that opens up to the rest of the space, which initially didn’t have much in the way of focal points. But they turned it into the heart of the space by installing a marble slab fireplace and a multiple-story bookshelf.
They also threw in a custom chandelier that’s a nod to the chandelier they used to have in their old house in Los Angeles. It’s a beautiful and unexpected design choice, and it really makes the room come together.
Oskar’s bedroom is decorated in the same retro red hue and features a similarly inspired wallpaper that ties in with his room’s theme. The room is filled with items that are personalized with his name, including a painting painted by Michael Hainey and pictures of Fernando’s work.
He has a lot of stuffed animals and books adorning his wall, which make him look like a little prince. His bed also has a white canopy, which is similar to his parents’ headboard.
His father and mother are very proud of him and always show him their love. They also try to teach him about life and what it means to be a good person.
The couple has a huge backyard that’s perfect for their two children to play in. They’ve also built a trampoline and a swing for them to use, which they love to swing on when the weather is warm.
They also have a lot of flowers around the house, which they like to plant when they’re out of town. They also have an outdoor pool, which they don’t often use but prefer to swim in when it’s nice outside.