May 20, 2011 03:00 PM

After discovering she was unexpectedly pregnant last year, Rachel Dratch was faced with a typical New York City dilemma: figuring out how to maximize the space in her one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Lucky for her, she bumped into a producer from The Nate Berkus Show on the street, who asked if she needed any renovation help.

“I said, ‘I have a unique little design issue,'” she told PEOPLE last September. “I need to take my bedroom and split it into two spaces.”

She was thrilled with how the room came out, and, in a new interview with Berkus that will air on Wednesday, June 1, the mother to 9-month-old Eli Benjamin says she’s still making use of the nursery. “It’s so good,” she tells Berkus. “It’s working!”

That’s all Berkus needed to hear—but not to be outdone by the Saturday Night Live alum, he cracked a joke of his own. “Most people destroy it as soon as I leave,” he said, laughing. “They get the wrecking ball in!”

Sony Pictures Television / Julie Holder

— Lesley Messer

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