Nate Berkus’s Chicago apartment as featured recently in Elle Decor is an eclectic inspiration. The look is masculine and sophisticated. I love the combination of dusk blue textiles and neutral furnishings against gold metals and pale grey walls. Most interesting is his use of original artwork and organic materials and objects to create interesting vignettes. I think it’s important when mixing and matching objects to still maintain some symmetry---either by repeating items or by maintaining the same scale (like the bookcase to the left of the sofa and the leaning artwork on the right). Here again we see the use of high impact pattern on the floors, instead of the walls, which is very on trend.