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A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN

Interior designer to the stars Jeremiah Brent shows Purist his meditation space in the Hancock Park home he shares with husband Nate Berkus and their two children.

BY MATT DIEHL

Brent’s peaceful meditation nook

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Invoking ceremony and ritual has become something of a personal mantra for Jeremiah Brent. “I’m deeply ritualistic and ceremonial in terms of everything I do—from getting the kids ready in the morning, to my work,” notes the acclaimed television-star designer and principal of his namesake firm, Jeremiah Brent Design. Personal wellness permeates Brent’s Jeremiah Brent self-described “no rules” aesthetic, clear from the designer’s earliest exposure on The Rachel Zoe Show. Since then, he’s brought his stylish blend of contemporary lifestyle needs and Los Angeles sunshine to mainstream audiences via hosting the Emmy-winning House Made Simple on OWN and TLC’s Nate & Jeremiah by Design, co-hosting with his husband and fellow star designer, Nate Berkus. Along with Oprah and Ellen Pompeo (whose Grey’s Anatomy trailer he famously luxed up), Zoe embraced Brent’s minimalist yet warm, vibrantly Instagrammable interiors—all deeply personal to their inhabitants. It was no surprise, then, that Brent designed a unique meditation space in the LA home he shares with Berkus and their equally telegenic young children, Poppy and Oskar. After purchasing the Hancock Park house in 2016, Brent noticed sublime all-day sunlight atmospherically infusing an unused passageway. “Light for me has always been a big factor,” he notes. To highlight the beatific rays, Brent oriented pale Gio Ponti chairs (“a favorite—they’re inviting, but don’t distract”) toward the bay windows, setting them on salvaged stone tiles that artfully lead the eye toward the room’s natural light source. Elsewhere, Brent tops tables made from sunbleached old palo santo wood with palo santo candles (“always the same smoky scent”), Santa Maria Novella potpourri (“I even have it in my car”), and a Ganesh statue, bringing focus to the calm, spiritual setting. Since then, Brent commences each day there with a half-hour personal meditation. “Giving that room intention and purpose has connected the energy and vibration of the house,” the 35-year-old tastemaker/influencer notes. “These kinds of spaces have become more common: People are asking for areas specifically meant for disconnecting. It’s now part of the conversation: ‘How can I carve out this little spot to reset and jump-start my day?’”

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