54 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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    Trends at the Table: What’s Next for Entertaining

    Trends at the Table: What’s Next for Entertaining

    Forget crowded cocktail parties or stiff, formal dinners. Even prior to the pandemic, the way we entertained was changing. Photos of home-baked bread and elaborate table settings filled social media. So, what’s next for parties, dinners, and gala events? Three experts—Paperless Post founder James Hirschfeld and designers and renowned hostesses Mally Skok and Shelley Johnstone—talk about how Instagram has transformed entertaining, why smaller, more spontaneous—but still carefully planned—events are likely to fill the months ahead, why they feel that preparation remains paramount, and why a welcoming, thoughtful, and caring approach is far more important than the menu.
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    • 43 min
    How To Deal With Delays, Disruptions and Eruptions

    How To Deal With Delays, Disruptions and Eruptions

    Supply chain disruptions are rampant, shipping costs have skyrocketed, inflation is on the rise, delivery dates keep being extended, and nerves are frayed.
    As the pandemic continues to upend the design business, how do you handle the frustrations and disappointment of clients, vendors, staff, artisans, and colleagues? Four industry veterans—designer Frank Ponterio, furniture executive Alex Shuford III, vintage dealer Margaret Schwartz, and fabric and rug company head Chad Stark—talk about how to deliver bad news without undermining trust; why clarity, communication, and patience are crucial; and what they foresee for the year ahead.

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    • 45 min
    2022 Update: New Year, New Trends?

    2022 Update: New Year, New Trends?

    Who starts trends and how do they become ubiquitous? What are the forces behind the scenes that shape what hits the marketplace—and what so many of us ultimately desire? Professional trend forecaster Patti Carpenter, Chicago designer Sasha Adler, and Los Angeles designer Tiffany Howell of Night Palm share their attitude toward trends, what their clients are asking for, the colors that are enticing them, why cozy textures and a hand-made touch are crucial now, and why French macarons may start looking even more delicious in the months ahead.
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    • 43 min
    Design + Inclusion: Black Creatives on What's Ahead

    Design + Inclusion: Black Creatives on What's Ahead

    As the design world comes to terms with its lack of representation, diversity and inclusion, Black designers, artists, and artisans are forging ahead, creating collectives and support groups to encourage, inspire, and promote the work of their members. Three members of one such group, the Black Artists and Designers Guild—founder Malene Barnett, interior designer Beth Diana Smith, and furniture maker Jomo Tariku—tell why such groups are so important, how social media inspires action, what they see ahead, and why they are no longer look for traditional mainstream support or press acclaim as they pursue their creative visions.
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    • 46 min
    Should You Publish A Coffee Table Book?

    Should You Publish A Coffee Table Book?

    So many designers are publishing beautiful volumes of their work these days, it virtually seems to be a career requirement. But are design books still relevant? What really goes into producing one? And is publishing one something you should consider? Book packager Jill Cohen, publisher Suzanne Slesin, and designer Ashley Whitaker, who just released her first book, reveal the truth behind the glossy pages, and tell why the right kind of photography is crucial, how much work goes into preparing one—and how much it costs—and why a book could be the best investment a designer can make.
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    • 54 min
    How Can Design Make A Difference?

    How Can Design Make A Difference?

    The generosity of designers is widely known, and the number of benefits and showhouses to raise funds for worthy causes make clear how much designers care. But expensive black- tie dinners and elaborate room makeovers aren’t the only ways to help. Three top talents—Charlotte Moss, James Huniford, and Kelly Finley—discuss their innovative philanthropic work, how their clever ideas and hands-on approach benefit national and local causes, how to use your skills and draw upon your networks, resources, and vendors for help, and why social media can be your best friend in helping to raise awareness—and funds—for the causes you are passionate about.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

Mariann!! ,

Love it!

It’s definitely worth your time if you are trying to stay informed.

mirage586 ,

Phenomenal resource

The Chairish podcast is hosted by Michael Boodro and is a must for anyone even remotely connected to the design industry. Michael’s wit, incisive questions, and ability to guide the conversation to the topic at hand is a treat. His guests are well-rounded and bring a variety of perspectives to the table. I always come away from the conversations with new gems to consider. Looking forward to many more!

CTmomLC ,

Great podcast!

I love this podcast and I love Chairish!!! I was SOOOO happy to hear this last podcast on sustainability, it is an incredibly important topic and why I’m sourcing my new home all second hand and vintage. Great conversation.

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