The Motto “Less Is a Bore" Inspired This Home’s Purple “Party Kitchen”

Paper pendant hanging in eclectic living room.
Pendant lamp hung in living room.
Eclectic living room.
Cord pendants hanging above dining table.
View into living room from dining room.
Wallpaper in living room with cord pendant lighting over dining room table.
Cord pendant lamps hung in living room.
Purple cabinets in kitchen with disco ball on the ceiling.
Purple cabinets in renovated kitchen with disco ball on ceiling.
Flower wall in home.
In home flower wall installation.
Artwork at the top of stairs.
View into bedroom and bathroom from hallway.
View into bathroom and bedroom from hallway.
Blue tile in newly renovated bathroom.
View into home office from hallway.
Wall decal in home office.
Various art prints on painted decal in office.
Four poster bed in bedroom.
View out of bedroom window.
Blue and white striped wallpaper in bedroom.
View down stairs.
Butcher block counter in basement.
Various wigs on wall in pink and blue basement.
Keyboard, exercise equipment and wigs in basement.
Sign on wall in basment.


HOME TYPE: Townhouse

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

STYLE: Colorful, Eclectic, Maximalist



In May 2019, Nate Klass found himself drawn to this townhome’s amazing afternoon light, and while it was technically in okay shape, it “was ripe for refreshing!” he admits. “I think of my home as a reflection of me. My home, its design, its constant change — all are things that I take extremely personally.”

Flowers in vase on stair baluster.

Nate worked with Kerith Eckart, a local interior designer found on Home Polish. “I told Kerith I wanted a ’70s eclectic vibe, and she delivered,” Nate begins. “Since that initial design, I’ve been working on my own to build on Kerith’s plans. I’ve replaced most of the living room furniture, and redesigned the guest room, office, bathrooms, basement, and kitchen myself. I’ve moved from the ’70s into an ’80s postmodern idea and amped up the color and pattern layering.”

Paper pendant hung in living room with leather sofa.

“I have a coffee table book in my living room about postmodern design that has the subtitle, ‘Less is a bore.’ I’ve realized that this is now my life motto — for myself and my home,” Nate continues.

Exterior of pink and green townhouse.

“I recently had the exterior of my home repainted to be more of a ’90s Coral Gables look and since the photos here were taken, have repainted my front door in Pantone’s 2024 color of the year: Peach Fuzz. I’ve been repainting the door the Pantone color every year (except for 2021, which I didn’t like).”

Graphic wallpaper in dining room.

“A lot of the furniture, lighting, and art I’ve purchased since Kerith’s first design has been from auctions. I’ve enjoyed the hunt to find unique, fun pieces for my home. The one exception to this is a large painting in my dining room, which was painted by my great-aunt, an artist of some renown mid-century, Shirley Gorelick.”


Eclectic living room.


  • Living room and entry — Walls Benjamin Moore (BM) “Swiss Coffee,” trim BM “Midnight Blue”

  • Dining room — Trim BM “Midnight Blue”

  • Front door — Custom Pantone “Peach Fuzz”

  • Exterior — Walls BM “Smashing Pink,” trim “Celtic Green”

  • Basement — Walls BM “Cat’s Meow,” trim BM “Franklin Lakes”

  • Kitchen — Cabinets, ceiling, walls/trim Farrow and Ball “Brassica”

  • Office — Walls Chantilly Lace, shapes BM “All-a-Blaze” and BM “Miramachi”

  • Guest bedroom — Trim is BM “All-a-Blaze”

Cord pendant lamps hung in living room.


  • Console table — Madhav Console Table

  • Mirror — CB2

Glass coffee table in living room with mix matched arm chairs.


  • Pink sofa — Bought at auction

  • Tension pole light — Bought at an antique store in Philadelphia

  • Blue chair — Bought at auction; I think it’s ’70s Italian

  • Swivel — West Elm, reupholstered with LuRu Home fabric

  • Coffee table — Starburst coffee table

  • Suitcase (houses the Frame box and router) — Bought on Chairish

  • Rug — Unsure

Cord pendants hung above dining table in wallpapered dining room.


  • Table — Logan Industrial

  • Bench — Logan Industrial

  • Chairs — 2 Jeanneret chairs, 2 Alain armchairs

  • Light fixture — Color Cord Company, Etsy

  • Hutch — Herman Miller

  • Wall shelves — Lucite Arch shelf

Two light table lamp.


  • Bedframe — Wayfair

  • Dresser — Chairish

  • Nightstands — Anthropologie

  • Floor lamp — My parents’ former neighbor made it!

  • Chair — Chairish, purchased in Baltimore

Blue and white striped wallpaper in bedroom with terra cotta painted doors and trim.


  • Bedframe — West Elm

  • Headboard — Wayfair

  • Nightstand — My grandfather’s

  • Side chair — Irondale ashland armchair

Blue and pink tiles in bathroom.


  • Chartreuse side table — Auction

Various art prints on painted decal in office.


  • Desk — Amazon

  • Shelves — IKEA

  • Side chair — Auction

  • Sconce and table lamp — Auction

Thanks, Nate!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.

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