64 episodes

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.
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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.
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    How a Creative Collaboration Works

    How a Creative Collaboration Works

    Travel can be inspiring in ways that go way beyond the expected. Product designer,
    entrepreneur, and frequent traveler Annie Selke loved her stays at Firmdale Hotels in New
    York and London so much she became a huge fan of their co-founder and designer, Kit
    Kemp. When the duo finally had the opportunity to work together—with Annie in
    Massachusetts and Kit in London—on a line of rugs, bedding, and accessories, creative
    sparks flew, and a lasting bond was formed. The collaborators reveal what brought them
    together, how Kit’s experience in hospitality brought a fresh vision to designs for the home,
    why working long distance was not a problem, and what’s next on their agenda.

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    • 34 min
    Should You Launch Your Own Firm?

    Should You Launch Your Own Firm?

    At some point, virtually every designer considers starting their own firm. No matter how
    much experience and training you have, however, the prospect is scary. Are you cut out for
    it? Can you build a winning team? Will the clients come? Three designers who have
    successfully made the transition—Summer Thornton, Leyden Lewis, and Zoë
    Feldman—share their hard-won wisdom, reveal their early blunders, the naive
    assumptions they made and the lessons they learned, and tell why sometimes you just need
    to fake it till you make it.

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    • 49 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Love It Or Hate It Live from High Point Market

    BONUS EPISODE: Love It Or Hate It Live from High Point Market

    This episode was recorded live at 214 Modern Vintage during High Point Market Week. Michael Boodro hosted Chairish's signature game, Love It Or Hate It, with a panel of A-List designers including Ariene Bethea, David Phoenix, Holly Phillips, Jesse Carrier and Josh Greene. Tune in to hear their no-holds-barred opinions on this year's hottest design trends! 
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    • 40 min
    Earth Week 2022: Can Interior Design Become Sustainable?

    Earth Week 2022: Can Interior Design Become Sustainable?

    In honor of Earth Week, we are revisiting one of our most important episodes, with insights
    and advice on how designers can become better stewards of the planet. Katie Storey,
    founder of the Good Future Design Alliance, designer Laurence Carr, and Susan Inglis of the
    Sustainable Furnishings Council—outline easy steps every designer can take, strategies on how
    to involve clients, organizations that can help, and how design can have a positive impact in the
    fight for a sustainable future.

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    • 50 min
    Suzanne Tucker on the California Look and Beyond

    Suzanne Tucker on the California Look and Beyond

    San Francisco designer Suzanne Tucker has been a force in the design world virtually since
    she started as “secretary” to iconic designer Michael Taylor, who is credited with creating
    the California Look. In this intimate look at her career, she talks about her transition to
    becoming Taylor’s protégé and successor, how she managed to thrive in San Francisco’s
    male-dominated design scene of the 1980s, the launch of her fabric line, why she considers
    antiques and vintage pieces to be crucial, how clients have changed over the years, and why
    learning what your clients don’t like can often be your most effective tool.

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    • 47 min
    Finding Talent, Keeping Talent—What Every Design Firm Should Know

    Finding Talent, Keeping Talent—What Every Design Firm Should Know

    Finding the right staff, and holding on to your current team, are two of the biggest challenges facing any design firm. As business has soared during the pandemic, designers have found it increasingly difficult to find and train new hires, and to manage their current staff and keep morale high in the face of remote work and increasing competition for talent. Designers Beth Martin of San Francisco and Charleston-based Cortney Bishop join creative recruiter Billy Clark to discuss the staffing situation today, the strategies that have worked for them, how hiring has changed, and why retaining the staff you have is probably worth the effort. 
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

ARDesign87 ,

Design gems!

I love these talks! Michael does such a fantastic job and I always learn something informative and new.

dezignluv777 ,

Great interior design podcast

Love it and Michael is funny informative and asks great questions. Love the variety of topics!

ken4lyfe ,

Stay in the know

great podcast and tool to stay in the know of all the new trends happening in the design world. highly recommend!

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