20 Questions for Sasha Adler and Lauren Gold

Meet Our Tastemakers

Sasha Adler and Lauren Gold

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Our Style

If We Weren’t Interior Designers, We’d Be: Fashion or Jewelry Designers

Most Inspired By: Travel, art, vintage jewelry, books, the runway…everything

Style Icons: Yves St. Laurent, Coco Chanel, and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

Go-To Hostess Gift: A fantastic book or framed photo

Favorites

Movie Interior: Interiors

Museum: The Art Institute of Chicago

Hotel: Amansara, Cambodia; Hotel de Crillon, Paris

Restaurant: Avec, Chicago

Cocktail: Rosé Champagne

Flower: Coral peonies

Decorating

Favorite Paint Color: Cornforth White, Farrow & Ball 

Decorating Cheap Thrill: Items from nature…rocks, geodes, fossils, etc.

Favorite Decorating Trick: Reupholstering a piece with the right fabric can totally make the piece.

You’ll Never See Us Using: A color scheme. We like our textiles to feel collected, not contrived.

Resources

Fabric: de Le Cuona 

Lighting: John Salibello

Florist: Epoch, Chicago

Caterer: Big Star (They set up a taco bar in your home, which is so much fun, but we rarely use caterers. Homemade is so much better.)

Favorite Local Shop: Pavilion, Chicago

Favorite Shop Abroad: Paris Flea Market at Porte de Clignancourt (officially called Les Puces de Paris Saint-Ouen)

We love to re-purpose items in non-traditional contexts such as using an antique leather screen as a headboard.

— Sasha Adler
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