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  • Keith Cobb

Hiddenbed on the Oprah Winfrey Show

Updated: Jan 27, 2020

On February 20, 2000, an interior decorator, Nate Berkus, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and presented “the most challenging makeover he’s ever done,” a makeover of a 250-square foot apartment in New York City. During the show, he took Oprah and Martha, the owner of the apartment, through an on-stage replica of the apartment as it had been prior to the makeover, and then another replica after the makeover, newly completed. Speaking to the audience after seeing the first replica, Oprah said, “That’s how that happened. Nate’s vision was to transform Martha’s tiny, little, drab apartment into a jaw-dropping jewel box in the city utilizing every inch of ther 250 square feet. In just two and a half weeks, Nate and his team created a one-of-o-kind masterpiece. . . . I can’t wait to see it.”

As they stepped into the replica of the apartment after the makeover, Martha’s jaw dropped and she exclaimed, “Oh, my goodness. Oh, my goodness. Oh, my goodness, this looks like a palace. (She hadn’t actually seen her own apartment yet after the makeover, so this was a great surprise for her.)

Included among the many ingenious space-saving furnishings that Nate incorporated into the makeover was a twin Hiddenbed. When they came to the Hiddenbed, which had the desk out and bed hidden, Nate said, “Okay, Oprah. This is actually–this is really amazing. It’s a home office, and this is great for people who have a small space.” Then he gently pulled out the Hiddenbed. Oprah watched as the bed came into view and the desk lowered to the floor beneath. Oprah said, “That is good. And it’s sturdy. . . and it’s a great solution because it literally takes up no space. That’s cool. That’s cool.”

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