We’re back with a new guest tastemaker for some quick-fire questions and a mini-curation of some fab Chairish finds!
This week we are joined by interior designer, Brady Tolbert. Originally hailing from Utah, Brady is now a certifiable Angeleno after seven years strong in SoCal. After starting off his professional journey with Beverly Hills Luxury Interiors, Brady then moved into the role of Editorial and Creative Director with Chairish Design Star Emily Henderson. He now serves as the Creative Director at Bobby Berk (of Queer Eye and Chairish Love It or Hate It fame). Brady’s signature style is like the perfect assemblage of natural materials, earthy neutrals, and thoughtfully chosen accent pieces. A scroll through his blog also reveals the fact that he’s officially mastered the art of the Instagrammable vignette. We were recently able to steal a few minutes with Brady and got the scoop on how he customized a favorite vintage find (by way of Chairish), his upcoming vacay plans, and more. Check out the Q&A below for a peek into Brady’s aesthetically pleasing world!
Coolest vintage piece in your house?
A vintage hutch in my bedroom (pictured below) that I retrofit into a cabinet that holds our TV. It actually was a Chairish find (and no Chairish did not pay me to call out this piece, I just genuinely love it so much) and I loved the proportions of it but functionally it wasn’t perfect for what I needed. So I took the doors off and reworked them slightly to have accordion style doors and then installed a large TV mount in the back of it so we can pull our TV out when we want to watch, and when we don’t we can just push it away.
Where’s next on your travel bucket list?
We have a trip planned to Holbok (a little island off the coast of Mexico) later this year and, beyond the R&R, I can’t wait to enjoy the hotel where we’re staying. The architecture and design at the Punta Caliza is incredible and it’s a place that I’ve long been inspired by.
Ultimate style icon?
Diane Keaton – she is such a badass (can I say that?) and is SO sure of who she is, which I love about her. She oozes style and creativity in everything that she does and she is so authentic with all of it.
Do you collect anything?
I have a very odd collection of wooden sculptural objects. I started when I fell in love with a little collection that I saw when I was on a sourcing trip at Round Top, Texas with Chairish and Emily Henderson years ago – long story short – Chairish bought the objects for their sale and I was so in love with them that I ended up buying them back from the sale to keep for myself. I’ve slowly been adding to it over time and love the sculptural and architectural forms.
Headshot by Tessa Neustadt