Sasha Adler Design
The blue-chip side of Chicago
“This room could be hosting a Pokémon-trading gathering for kids in the afternoon and effortlessly transition to a formal cocktail party by evening, without so much as a pillow fluff in between,” says Sasha Adler — who, like many designers, is a consummate pillow fluffer when she has to be. The look she aimed for in this living room in a 1930s Chicago building was “curated yet comfortable.” She attained it by deploying pieces from different eras and a cavalcade of stars: Jean Royère’s Croisillon daybed and René Prou sconces meet a Pedro Friedeberg gilt occasional table and Louis XVI bergères (sourced on 1stDibs). By keeping the room’s center of gravity low and creating flow around precious furnishings, Adler allows everything to breathe in a way that reads as the height of elegance — and distinctly kid-friendly, too.
“I always like to select pieces from different eras, origins and of varying materials that work symbiotically, complementing one another yet allowing each other’s differences to shine.”
— Sasha Adler