Architectural Digest's November coverboy is none of than Nate Berkus, who shows the magazine before and after shots of the NYC duplex apartment he bought for $3.35M last April. The designer and former talkshow host has been overhauling the place ever since with the help of architect Carlos Huber, shedding off the starchy modernity of his past for "things that look like they have a story to tell," he says, such as marble mantels, vintage hardware, and white herringbone parquet floors. The place is filled antiques from various periods and places and, of course, accessories from his own line for Target. And if certain furnishings look familiar—that graphic black-and-white Madeline Weinrib rug, for one—it's because Berkus also had them in his Chicago condo, which was once featured in Elle Decor and has been languishing on the market, now with the PriceChopped ask of $1.995M. Perhaps he should have left it staged?