Welcome to #FoundAndChairished, our weekly series where we talk to designers about an incredible piece they found on Chairish. Be on the lookout for new #FoundAndChairished stories here on the blog as well as on our Instagram account.

This week, we’re profiling Chicago-based designer Brynn Olson who created a surprising and stunning juxtaposition in her personal office. She contrasted a plaster accent table sourced from Chairish with her classical library table-turned-desk. The result is a versatile space that has a “collected essence”—something Brynn strives for with her own design firm. Learn how she integrated her design ethos into her office with an awesome accent table find on Chairish.

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

A Sano plaster round accent table

In what room did you use it? 

My personal office in our design firm’s studio

How would you describe your interior design style?

A space rooted in timeless architecture with clean, bright, and cozy interiors and at least one collected, one-of a kind item that serves as a conversation piece or statement maker.

How did you find the item you bought on Chairish, and what made you choose it?

In completing the furnishings for our own office, we wanted to incorporate a mixture of different textiles and fabrics. When I saw this table, I knew I had to have it for my own office. It’s the perfect modern piece to offset my classical, oversized, light oak library table with suede insert panels. The juxtaposition of the two pieces next to each other epitomizes the “collected essence” that we love to achieve in our interiors.

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 knew exactly where I wanted it in my office. What’s great about this piece is that it can be used as a side table or a stool. The height of it nestles perfectly underneath my desk so it currently sits tucked halfway under it at all times. It’s a beautiful accessory that’s also ready to be used at a moment’s notice!

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

Sourcing vintage and antiques in design was infused into my “education” through my first design job at Nate Berkus Associates. I learned everything I know about important, historical pieces from my time at the firm and it solidified my love for collecting and encouraging my clients to do the same. We always say collecting vintage and antiques is a sure-fire way to create a space that no one can replicate, which makes it truly unique.

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

I’m always coveting a leather stitched piece from Jacques Adnet or a gorgeous black and brass bookcase from Maison Jansen.


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January 5, 2022

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