It's a question that's often perplexed us: What to do with furniture and home decor that we no longer need? We're not keen on huge commission fees or shipping furniture across the country (or Craigslist, for that matter). Enter Chairish, a new online shop filling the void for those of us looking to offload great but unneeded pieces, as well as providing a reliable, vetted source for high-quality vintage furniture.
In business for only six weeks, Chairish is the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Anna and Gregg Brockway; he's a veteran of internet ventures (TripIt, Hotwire), she's an obsessive re-decorator (and the former VP of worldwide marking for Levi Strauss). Their road to Chairish was a happy circumstance, says Anna, "We ended up having four kids in a two-and-a-half-year period." They moved several times to accommodate their growing family, and as they acquired new pieces they needed to offload others to fit their new home. The couple quickly learned of the hassles of figuring out eBay pricing and online payment, as well as the labor intensive efforts to sell at the local consignment store and realized that "this was a perfect problem for the internet to solve" hence their new endeavor.
Visit Chairish to peruse the offerings and for more information on selling your own loved but unneeded pieces. Insider Tip: Chairish is currently holding a special promotion on shipping, so check it out. Anna and Gregg are giving away a $1000 Chairish gift certificate to a lucky Remodelista reader. Sign up here to enter.
Above: We love the cheery colors of these Vintage Schoolroom Chairs; $55 each.
Above: An expandable midcentury Teak Dining Room Table is $750.
Above: An antique Pine Baker's Table; $960. The goods span a range of time periods and styles, and are largely curated by Anna herself. She mandates that all pieces have great style, be in very good condition, and "the seller must be willing to part with their pieces at a great price."
Above: A pair of Bertoia-Style Bar Stools on offer for $240. At Chairish you'll find Roche Bobois alongside CB2 and eccentric barnyard finds, and prices range accordingly. "The fun," says Anna, "is in the mix and in the finding."