COTERIE CRUSH: Anna Brockway – Co-founder and President of Chairish

Mar 3 2016

by Cheri Leavy

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Former VP of Worldwide Marketing at Levi Strauss & Co., a seasoned advertising account exec, a sometime Today Show guest and co-founder and President of Chairish, Anna Brockway is a tastemaker and marketing maven capturing our hearts in The Southern Coterie.

With a discerning eye and a lively joie de vivre, this Columbia University art history major did serious time in the fashion advertising and publicity trenches. Then she got hitched, had three kids, and learned the cost, style, and green advantages to buying vintage. Anna conceived of Chairish as a way to make buying and selling fabulous, gently-used decor easier for everyone.

We have a Coterie Crush on this design darling and look forward to her presentation at this spring’s Summit.

From Dining Room to Boardroom with founders of Chairish and Taylor Burke Home:

In the time your business grows from an individual with a great idea to a fully functioning company, you will face many challenges.  How to properly scale a business is a question on the mind of every entrepreneur.  Key decisions often include when and whom to hire, requirements and options for external funding and how to scale while keeping an eye on cost.

Enjoy a candid conversation with Anna Brockway of Chairish and Julianne Taylor of Taylor Burke Home about their journey from the dining room table to running successful, solidified brands. Moderated by Rachel Mountis, Head of Business Development for TBH, the discussion will provide attendees with key takeaways and action items for entrepreneurs ready to take the next step in growing their own businesses.

 

 

Here Anna shares a few of her favorite things …

FABRIC COLLECTION:

Nobilis
Lee Jofa Groundworks
Great Plains for mohair

 

CHINA PATTERN:

In town/SF: My great granny’s Haviland China in Audubon pattern from the 1920s was a wedding gift from my family.  It has fabulous octagonal covered serving pieces.  I modernize the place settings by pairing them with celadon or peony chargers.

For our Tahoe house: Heath and Canvas

 

PAINT COLOR:

I like a powdery palate!
Benjamin Moore Rodeo cut down to various percentages is a reliable favorite
Farrow + Ball Skylight
Sherwin + Williams Fleur de Sel
My go to white is Benjamin Moore White Dove

 

CANDLE:

Diptyque Figuier

 

ANTIQUE SHOP:

Chairish!

 

DESIGNERS:

John Dickinson
Michael Taylor
John Saladino
David Hicks

 

ARTIST:

Big Boys:
Cy Towmbly
Giorgio Morandi
Ellsworth Kelly line drawings

My Favorite Girlfriends:
Hardie Cobbs
Michele Spane

 

COLLECTION:

Champagne saucers in jewel colors
Napkins and napkin rings (getting to be a bit of a problem)
Biographies

 

SOUTHERN ESSENTIAL:

I think I may be San Francisco’s first subscriber to Garden & Gun!

Cotton Pique bathrobe with persimmon piping and monogram by Leontine Linens (since discontinued please revive!).

David and Lance from Parker Kennedy Living in Atlanta

 

Your style in five words:

Light
Open
Unfussy
Artful
Personal

 

The globetrotting co-founder shares the trends she’s digging right now … Anna’s edit on Chairish

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Links to spotlights on other interior designers and tastemakers –

 


 

 

 

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Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs. Constantly on the lookout for the newest talent in the South, Cheri has a passion for helping entrepreneurs create and share their brand storytelling through her endeavors – The Southern Coterie • guide2athens • Bulldawg Illustrated


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