I’m having a severe case of style envy over Nate Berkus Associates Design Directors Lauren Gold and Sasha Adler! These two young women sit at the helm of Nate Berkus Associates in Chicago and oversee all design projects while Nate focuses on his TV show and branding initiatives in New York. I remember seeing the pair featured a few years ago in Chicago Home + Garden where they talked about how they got their start in design. The piece also included photos of their impeccably chic condos and I remember thinking to myself back then that these two were going to become serious taste-makers one day. This year, they’ve done just that, having emerged from Nate’s shadow and received a ton of recognition including the honor of being named one of Trad Home’s top 20 young designers. Recently, Lauren & Sasha took Refinery 29 on a tour of their favorite shopping destinations in Chicago and shared their top tips for decorating with style.When asked about their must-have decor tips for a quick change Lauren said, “People sometimes overthink paint colors and get sucked into that whole ‘accent wall’ situation. If you’re stuck in a paint-color rut, I would recommend painting your walls a light warm gray and making sure your trim is a bright white—it will freshen up your home.” Sasha added, “You cannot go wrong investing in a gorgeous, over-sized mirror to liven up your space. It functions like a piece of artwork and immediately adds architecture to the space.”

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Above photos by Heather Talbert for Refinery 29

Lauren & Sasha’s shared office at Nate Berkus Associates. Photo via Lonny


  1. I loved their style since I saw them at Lonny magazine.. every post I see about them just makes me love them more!