Welcome to our newest series on Chairish, #FoundAndChairished! We’re constantly hearing from designers who’ve found incredible pieces on Chairish, and now we’re sharing some of their stories with you. Be on the lookout for new #FoundAndChairished stories here on the blog as well as on our Instagram account.

This week, we’re profiling fashion writer and consultant Alyssa Coscarelli, who’s always had an eye for what’s now and what’s next. When not helping to launch emerging brands or collaborating with everyone from Burberry to Gucci Beauty, Alyssa is hunting for incredible finds on Chairish. Learn how she had a particular vignette in mind and made it come true with an awesome console find on Chairish.

What Chairish item did you buy that you’d like to share a story about?

A Karl Springer-style console table

In what room did you use it? 

My living room

In a few words, how would you describe your interior design style? 

Trend-forward, vintage-loving, and mid-century-adjacent.

How did you find the item you bought on Chairish, and what made you choose it? Did you have a specific search or were you just browsing? 

I was searching for a unique console table to fill a blank wall in my home, and this one caught my eye immediately.

Did you know where you’d put this piece in your home when you bought it, or did you figure you’d find the right spot? 

I had a certain vignette in mind that featured a hung statement mirror with a console table below it, so I was searching for the perfect console for this particular spot.

Why do you love shopping vintage? And how does sustainability factor into your choices of new products vs. vintage finds? 

Not only does shopping vintage excite me more (I love the thrill of the hunt!), but it also matches my desires and values both stylistically and sustainability-wise.

Are there any dream vintage or antique pieces you wish you could have? 

I’m currently dreaming of a Percival Lafer sofa.

July 21, 2021

Dennis Sarlo is the executive editor of Chairish and a lover of all things design-related. Prior to joining the team, he served as the executive editor of Dering Hall and was the first site director of Architectural Digest. He was also part of the founding team of travel startup Jetsetter. He lives in New York.