Meet Lauren and Sasha --
as Trad Home’s
I had a nice chat with them and got the skinny
SA: From current day, we would say Jacques Grange. He is so creative and detail-oriented, especially the homes he designed for Yves St. Laurent and Pierre Bergé.
|the duo is influenced by interior designer Jean Michel Frank, genius of Modernist French design|
photograph courtesy of Architectural Digest
Is there a specific style of design that you are most drawn to? We’d like to say that we’re truly eclectic and have an appreciation for anything from an old 18th century storefront to Yves Klein’s pigment filled Table Bleue cocktail table. What would you like to be doing in five years?
We really love what we do, so we hope we are doing the same thing, but with five years more experience (and no signs of aging).
What is your favorite color?
LG: Green. Hands-down.
SA: Yellow – We are both really drawn to shades of yellows and greens. These colors always find their way into the textiles we use.
|the firm's fabulous use of color - combination of black, white, wood and pops of yellow!|
Where are your favorite off-line sources or favorite shops (antiques or modern)?
SA: In Chicago, we love Broadway Antique Market. Nothing beats finding a hidden treasure.
LG: The Find always has great accessories and they’re often uniquely displayed using custom stands that the storeowners have made.
What is your favorite shelter magazine?
We love both Elle Décor and Architectural Digest, and when we travel, we love to get our hands on the international editions.
Do you read interior design blogs? If so, tell me what you look for in blogs and some of your favorites?
The world of interior design blogs is new to us, but they’re on top of our summer reading list. We are excited to tap into this new resource for inspiration.
How about the online magazines? What do you think about them?
SA: There are so many different aspects of our job – traveling, working with clients, shopping for furniture, fabrics, antiques, artwork etc. My favorite part is that every day and every project is completely unique.
|Keep up the great work -- we have our eyes on you.|