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 …
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
Champagne saucers in jewel colors
Napkins and napkin rings (getting to be a bit of a problem)
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:
The globetrotting co-founder shares the trends she’s digging right now … Anna’s edit on Chairish
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