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

Always whimsical and style savvy, interior designer (and previous Chairish Design Insider) Caitlin Murray spotted a pair of scarlet red ottomans that worked perfectly in her living room. Caitlin’s Chairish find is a natural extension from her design studio Black Lacquer Design, known for always captivating and never pretentious, colorful glamour. Read on to learn more about her search and find an ottoman of your own right here at Chairish.

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

A pair of ottomans

In what room did you use it in? 

Living room

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

Fresh and timeless eclecticism

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 on the hunt for a pair of ottomans that I could easily tuck under a console table. The wood-carved bases and feet topped with a dramatic red upholstery definitely caught my eye. 

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 the exact spot for them in mind but I also knew they were versatile enough to be used almost anywhere in my home.

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

I love timeless, soulful design and shopping vintage is one way to accomplish that. I live for the moment when I find a piece that couldn’t be more perfect for a room, almost like it was always meant to find its way there. Never one to promote conspicuous consumption, I’m always careful to pepper the affordable in with luxury and the vintage in with the new.

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

A John Risley settee!


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December 8, 2021

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