Now that Nate Berkus is based in New York, his protégées Lauren Buxbaum and Sasha Adler have taken the reins as dual design directors at his West Town firm (which celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall). They share a passion for mixing vintage and modern furniture, layering luxurious fabrics in rich tones, and shopping small and local (Pavilion is a favorite destination).
“When it starts to get chilly, my favorite mustard-yellow cashmere throw works its way out of hiding and back to our family room. A splash of your favorite color can be the silver lining for the cold weather to come. Reach for natural materials and knits that you can cozy up with.” —Lauren Buxbaum
“One of my favorite things about fall is the crisp smell in the air. When the season changes, so do the scented candles in my home. I go from scents that are lighter and clean to richer, woodsy scents. They automatically set the mood.” —Sasha Adler