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The Chairish Podcast

Hosted by beloved design-insider Michael Boodro, The Chairish Podcast looks behind the glamour of the interior design industry at a time when all aspects of the business, from sourcing to marketing to client communication to underlying business models are undergoing rapid disruption. Drawing on experience and insights from today’s top practitioners, including leading designers, architects and manufacturers, this podcast is an essential tool for interior design professionals. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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How Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson Are Redefining the Idea of Luxury

When Jamie Drake, one of New York’s most successful and beloved designers, announcedseven years ago that he was forming a partnership with Caleb Anderson, the impact wasimmediate. The firm has expanded without losing any of its characteristic verve, color, orluxe, and maintaining its quality and status. In this episode, the partners discuss how theywork together, why their strengths are compatible, what they see ahead, and howsustainability and wellness are already reshaping the very idea of luxury. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


19 Oct 2022

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Updating Tradition the British Way

Americans have long looked to British homes for inspiration. But for a young British designer, can the weight of history sometimes seem too much? How do you update tradition so that it remains relevant and works for realms far beyond the grand country house? The principals of two rising British design firms—Bunny Turner and Emma Pocock of Turner Pocock and Mary Graham and Nicole Salvesen of Salvesen Graham—reveal how their backgrounds shaped their sense of design, why color, pattern, and handcrafted details are crucial to their visions, how they sometimes find inspiration in the work of American designers, and why quality and comfort remain the hallmarks of British design, no matter what the century. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


5 Oct 2022

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In With The Old: Why Vintage Furniture is The New New

As with so much else, the pandemic had a huge impact on the vintage market and changedwhat and how people purchased items for their homes. As any stigma about buying usedfurnishings diminished, and as awareness of the importance of sustainability increased,vintage items became more sought after than ever. With Chairish about to issue its secondstatus report on the state of the resale market, three experts—interior designer LauraHodges, vintage dealer Stephanie Schofield, and Anna Brockway, co-founder and president ofChairish—size up the vintage market today, report on changed attitudes, discuss theshortage of artisans and craftsmen that limits the viability of many vintage pieces, andreveal what they feel is most likely to be sought after in the months ahead—everythingfrom games table to wicker and bamboo to all things blue. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


21 Sep 2022

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Thomas O’Brien on Transforming a Personal Vision into a National Brand

Thomas O’Brien is not only a hugely influential interior designer, but since the founding of his firm, Aero Studios, in 1992, he has been a merchant and shopkeeper, and has designed numerous successful lines of furnishings for a range of companies. From faucets to furniture, towels to tableware, he seems to have designed it all. Here, he tells of his early years in New York working for Mario Buatta and Ralph Lauren; how his passion for design history, his love of New York City, and his skill at shopping have all equally shaped his vision; why movies of the 1930s and ‘40s still inspire him; and why he feels that, even as design trends come and go, vintage will always have value. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


7 Sep 2022

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Does To-The-Trade Have a Future?

In an era where the internet has made virtually everything available to anyone with aclick, and when social media has revealed design to be a passion for multitudes, whatdoes To-the-Trade mean anymore? Does it matter if a product is exclusive to designersor does the world of custom orders, long lead times, and the mysteries of net versus listpricing simply confuse clients? And what is the role of a design center in an all-accessworld?Three people who know the ins-and-out of To the Trade—David Sutherland, founder ofSutherland Furniture and Perennials, Katie Miner, general manager of the Atlanta designcenter ADAC, and Los Angeles designer Joe Lucas, owner of the showroom Harbinger,discuss the validity of exclusivity today, why markups and billing are evolving, howshowrooms can foster creativity and fuel desire, and why they feel that no matter howcommerce changes, there will always be a To-the-Trade market. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


24 Aug 2022

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The Dirt on the New American Garden

With the pandemic shutdown, the interest in gardens seemed to skyrocket. Did this mark a significant and permanent change in how we approach nature? Will the garden become a place to be lived in and not just looked at? Do concerns about the environment and climate change affect how people interact with their own outdoor spaces? Landscape designer Edmund Hollander and garden writer Catie Marron discuss the connection between house and garden, the importance of gardens and parks for solace and serenity, how to help clients achieve their outdoor dreams, why clover is no longer considered a weed, and why vegetable gardens may be the status symbol of the future. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


10 Aug 2022

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Can Designers and Architects Ever Get Along?

When an architect and a designer collaborate, the results can be greater than either of them, or the clients, expected. But it can also be a difficult relationship, with clashing visions, disputed budgets, and creative misunderstandings. Two top talents—architect Gil Schafer and interior designer David Netto—discuss the success of their past collaborations, why a shared vision is important but different perspectives can be even more powerful, how to turn inevitable friction points into creative opportunities, and why window treatments and mantels so often become bones of contention. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


27 Jul 2022

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Is a Slowdown Coming? How To Prepare

After two years of unprecedented growth, is the design industry heading into a slowdown?Inflation is rampant, interest rates are on the rise, and the stock market is down. What does this mean for the high-end designer? Heads of two major companies that cater to the to-the-trade market—Gale Singer, president of Visual Comfort/Circa Lighting and Timur Yumusaklar, president and CEO of F. Schumacher and Co.—weigh in on what they see for the months ahead, the ways to handle continued supply chain disruptions, how to-the- trade is being redefined, and why they remain confident that high-end design has a brightfuture. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


13 Jul 2022

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Designing in LA Today

Los Angeles has long been a city of dreams and a hotbed of creativity and innovation. The city has embraced numerous styles over the years, witnessed the triumph of celebrity culture, and set trends that resonate across the country. So, what’s next, design-wise, for the City of Angels? Three LA designers—Betsy Burnham, Jeff Andrews, and Mimi Shin—talk about creating homes for the city’s new creative class, the trends their clients are asking for (pickleball, anyone?), why having a celebrity client can be a mixed blessing, and how the city’s disregard for traditional aesthetic rules can be challenging—but also inspiring. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


29 Jun 2022

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Risks + Rewards of Running a Storefront

Designers are surrounded by beautiful objects and work with such talented artisans andcraftsmen that it is not surprising many of them are tempted to open a shop or showroom.But is retail really the way to go? Is it worth the effort and expense to bring your aestheticto the public? Will it help or hinder your design career? Three designers—Meg Braff,Patrick Mele, and Eric Haydel—weigh in on the risks and rewards of running a retailestablishment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


8 Jun 2022