If you are looking to buy or sell lightly used and vintage designer furniture, then you should definitely check out Chairish.com. Chairish is an online marketplace that makes it really easy to buy and sell pre-loved, curator-approved furniture. If you want to sell an item, all you need to do is submit the photos and description to create a listing. You set the price, but Chairish recommends you list an item for 25-30% of it's estimated retail value. Once the item sells, Chairish will collect payment and arrange for delivery to the customer. You keep 80% of the sale price, and Chairish takes 20%. It's that simple. Co-founder and Chief Curator Anna Brockway describes it as "a curated Craigslist with a style editor, a delivery van, and a cash register!".
As an interior designer, I love shopping on the Chairish website because you can find some really nice pieces for a reasonable price. They do a great job of curating the selection, so you don't have to weed through a bunch of junk to find the good stuff. Plus the website is very easy to navigate, and you can search for items based on category, price, style, and location. There is even room to do some bargaining since you can make offers starting at 70% of the listed price. For today's blog post, I put together a classic, mid-century modern living room filled with vintage treasure from Chairish. Check it out:
1. Modernist Abstract Painting ($725) - I love the dynamic, yet simplistic style of this piece. The neutral tones will work with a wide range of colors, and it's a good size (40" wide x 30" high) to fill a wall and make a statement.
2. Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier ($3,500) - Gaetano Sciolari is an iconic Italian lighting designer who became very popular in the 1950's and 1960's. His designs combine futuristic lines with traditional chandelier forms and materials. This brass and crystal chandelier is a total stunner, and will add a rich history to your space.
3. Adrian Pearsall Green Sofa ($2,200) - Adrian Pearsall is one of the lesser-known mid-century modern furniture designers, but his pieces have all the style and sophistication of his more famous counterparts. This tufted green sofa features beautiful lines and the original fabric. And don't be afraid of the color - light green actually works really well with a lot of colors, and almost acts as a neutral!
4. Poul Jensen for Selig "Z" Lounge Chair in Teak ($895) - This iconic mid-century chair features amazing lines and brand new upholstery. This piece is in excellent condition, and will add major style points to any home.
5. Italian Blown Glass Female Figural Decanter ($150) - This whimsical little number is an early example of the type of figural decanters that became popular in the mid-century. The jewel-toned green glass adds a pop of color to the room, and is a great complement to all the brass details.
6. Mid-Century Modern Marble Side Table ($895) - With a tulip style base and marble top, this little accent table is simple, sophisticated, and classic - a great addition to any room.
7. Mid-Century Modern Glass and Brass Coffee Table ($1,425) - Brass is having a major comeback right now. I love how this table features a burnished brass with a warm patina, rather than the shiny brass that was popular in the 80's. The smoked glass top is super chic.
8. Brindle Cowhide ($396) - Cowhide rugs have a timeless appeal, and are a mid-century modern fixture. This is an authentic Colombian cowhide with a good mix of white, and light and dark brown.