Nate Berkus opens up to Oprah

BerkusWell-known interior fashion designer Nate Berkus sat down with Oprah Winfrey recently on "Super Soul Sunday: The Things That Matter" to discuss a variety of topics, including the cancellation of his show "The Nate Berkus Show."

Berkus revealed that he felt "enormously relieved" when the show ended, saying that he knew from two weeks into the project that it was going to fail. Winfrey tried to encourage Berkus not to do the show five days a week, but Berkus went ahead anyways. 

“I’m ambitious and felt it was an opportunity of a lifetime,” he said.

The show wore him out and affected both his personal and professional life.

 “I felt exhausted, I gained 20 pounds, I felt unhealthy. I felt there was no way I could do a good job," he revealed, saying that he should have only done one show a week and then things "would have been amazing.” 

Oprah offered Berkus a spot on OWN if he wants to do a series once a week - although rumors persist that he will be the host of NBC's new series Home Transformers.

Berkus talked about home design as well, saying that your abode should reflect who you are. He says that price, trends and what magazines say are "hot" should not matter, that you should instead go for what inspires you and what it means to you.

The rest of Nate's interview with Oprah is scheduled to air next Sunday at 11 a.m. ET. 

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Written by: Hamatosan
Feb 10th, 2013, 5:17 pm

Images courtesy of OWN

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