Welcome to Monday Musings – if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen a peek at these. One of our more recent hires at Nate Berkus Associates has been Creative Director Lauren Ashley Allan, who has taken it upon herself to send me a weekly moodboard.
It’s basically a look into her super-creative brain at the motifs, artworks, or obsessions inspiring the design team for the week ahead. As one of my favorite things to land in my inbox, I had to take the opportunity to put it out in the world for all of you to enjoy. We’ll be posting these musings, straight from NBA design headquarters in Chicago.
I’m willing to bet that Lauren’s ideas will inspire you as well. We all love Pinterest, but these real-life inspiration boards have me feeling even more excited.
Here’s a recent one dive into her moment with mixed metals. As she puts it: “Burnished brass, bronze, gold, silver, black, and whites. Textural paintings. Currently on the hunt for a vintage sequined jacket and dying to get to The Broad in LA to take a selfie in the infinity room…”
And a look at some Monday Musings from weeks’ past to get you up to speed, along with Lauren’s notes. From left…
“I started pulling lots of stripes, then I went more in the direction of repetition and mixed materials, also bringing in Aldo Rossi, Gio Ponti, as well as sculptural silvers and forms.”
“Today I’m thinking about muted greens, blush pinks, and warm-to-gold tones. I’ve also included some old sofa shapes I have been missing, as well as funky side tables, and chairs.”