by Terri Pous
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What happens when two designers plan their wedding together? Interior design guru Nate Berkus and his fiancé and fellow designer Jeremiah Brent are finding that out!
"I always joke that I'm the boss of his whole life now that we're engaged, but the truth is I'm the boss of nothing at home," Berkus told People at NBC's Television Critics Association event on Sunday. "You have two designers planning a wedding."
Luckily for them, they're happily collaborating on this major project. "We don't fight or argue about design decisions, we fight about important things like who gets the last piece of pizza," Berkus joked. "That's like death match."
So what are the design guru's style contributions for his wedding? Based on his interior design aesthetic and the home goods line he creates for Target, we see him suggesting graphic, modern elements like black-and-white striped table runners (like the ones seen here) and anemone centerpieces.
Brent, on the other hand, seems to favor warm, wooden accents, fur throws, and leather furniture in his projects. So what's a happy medium for these equally luxe, stylish design philosophies? We're picturing a contemporary affair in a retro locale like Palm Springs-the desert town's throwback vibe could be the perfect happy medium for this pair.
The couple got engaged in May after Berkus proposed in front of their friends atop Peru's Machu Picchu. As if that's not one of the most spectacular proposal spots we've ever heard of, the statement he released to announce the news was even more romantic.
"I've known since our first date that Jeremiah was who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with," Berkus said. "As we've shared the news of our engagement and been met with so much excitement and support we're both reminded of how important it is that every person have the legal right to marry the one they love."
We couldn't be happier to hear Berkus, who lost his longtime partner, Fernando Bengoechea, during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, gush about his future husband. We wish them the best of luck-in wedding planning and in marriage!