28 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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    • 4.8 • 98 Ratings

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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    Strategies for Coping with Shortages, Delays, and Disasters

    Strategies for Coping with Shortages, Delays, and Disasters

    The design business has proved surprisingly resilient and buoyant over the past year, but once again, the Coronavirus is surging. How can designers contend with continued supply-chain shutdowns and delays, shortages of materials, manufacturing disruptions, and the pandemic’s effects on colleagues, artisans, craftsmen, and installers? As the pandemic grinds on, designers Barrie Benson, Peti Lau, and Benjamin Dhong weigh in on the strategies they have used to keep their clients happy, their staffs motivated, and business booming.
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    • 37 min
    Ken Fulk on Designing for the Good Life

    Ken Fulk on Designing for the Good Life

    San Francisco designer Ken Fulk is a force in design. His theatrical sensibility, his passion for history, and his ability to conjure magic atmospheres have resulted in numerous stunning homes across the country, and his designs for hotels and restaurants have set new standards for conviviality and hospitality. His credo that everyone should live with pleasure and beauty has made him both sought after by clients and influential with a generation of younger designers. In this episode, Ken explains why creating a narrative for each of his projects is crucial, how he thinks like a movie maker, and why pink is always a good idea.
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    • 38 min
    How Do You Make Time for Creativity?

    How Do You Make Time for Creativity?

    No one said running a business was easy, but how do designers make sure that amid all the invoices, purchase orders, and shipping logistics, they still find time to be creative? In this episode, New York designers Ellen Hamilton and Sandra Funk and Nashville-based Lori Paranjape discuss the systems and secrets so they never lose focus on the part of the job they love—designing beautiful rooms. They share the computer programs they use to handle everything from office management to email lists, the outside services and professionals they rely on, how they approach contracts and apportion their staff’s time, and reveal why trust and communication are the bedrock of any successful firm.
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    • 47 min
    Does Online Marketing Really Work?

    Does Online Marketing Really Work?

    In the crowded field of interior design, how do you get your work seen, and how do potential new clients discover you? Social media can certainly be effective. But that doesn’t mean that other tools—websites, blogs, and especially email marketing—don’t still have power. Marie Burgos, Kati Curtis, and Kevin Isbell, three designers with rising profiles, reveal the marketing efforts that work for them, how they balance creativity with salesmanship, and how their firms handle the increased workload required to stay in the forefront.
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    • 44 min
    What's Ahead for Design in DC?

    What's Ahead for Design in DC?

    In Washington, D.C., politics rules, and the political scene is more partisan than ever. Can design cross the aisle? What is it like to be a designer in DC, and how ready for change is this city with such a historically traditional aesthetic? Two DC-based designers, Kiyonda Powell and Marika Meyer, weigh in on what it is like to bring high style to a city where politics is ubiquitous, how a new generation is reshaping the town, and why the Washington design scene is busier than ever before.
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    • 35 min
    Rita Konig on Updating Tradition

    Rita Konig on Updating Tradition

    London-based designer Rita Konig is one of today’s most popular and influential tastemakers. Her fresh take on English style, relaxed, colorful, and family friendly, is both pretty and practical, and has made her a star on both sides of the Atlantic. In this episode, Rita talks about her work, growing up with her famous mother, Nina Campbell, how she hopes to demystify and democratize design, and why it all comes down to “tables, lamps, and chairs.”
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

luigikj ,

So many reasons to love

Informative, fun and educational. I love these podcasts, and hearing stories from great designers. Keep it up!

CatP. ,

Chairish Podcasts 5 stars!

There are so many wonderful tidbits of information in this podcast! Thank you for all your insight to the industry and trends!

David Nick Holt ,

Top Notch Podcast: Dishy/On Trend/Factual/Fun

Michael Boodro is the epitome of a gracious host because he makes his bracing most of every minute with all his guests; and he elevates each topic in a way that perches the listener as a fly on the wall in a really lively and especially productive private design meeting. Anna Brockway has built a brand that delivers more than just beautiful things. A memorable experience with equally lovely intangibles is part of Chairish that just can’t be easily replicated. And their Podcasts are a cornerstone of that specialness. I am a total believer. I even love the energetic whimsy of the Chairish Podcast theme music. My favorite way to listen is waking up super early and listening to a Chairish Podcast with a cup of coffee by the light of an antique lamp while the rest of the family still sleeps. A stylish beginning to any day. “What else do we have besides every day.” ~Joan Didion

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