It’s been just over a year since Oprah revealed the full home renovation Nate worked on with the awe-inspiring (and just plain amazing) Iyanla Vanzant, and we still can’t look over the photos and videos without smiling. This makeover was a gift from Oprah to Iyanla (Christmas, birthday, and anniversary, as she put it!) and Iyanla was clearly delighted with the present. If you missed this the first time – or just want to join in on our nostalgia – see how Nate transformed her home from outdated and impersonal to an incredibly special, well-traveled, and light-filled home. Watch the video here for Oprah and Nate’s reveal, and see how the new look suits Iyanla beautifully – starting with the two rooms shown below. Then head over to Oprah.com for the entire feature… including before photos. You’re not going to want to miss those.
Watch as Iyanla sees her home post-renovation for the first time ever.
In the family room, a white sofa inspired by one Nate saw in Iyanla’s vision book.
In the master bedroom, warm neutrals and a textured wall covering create a serene space – that still has plenty of personality.
Photography by Björn Wallander for O, The Oprah Magazine.