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 the forever-fab-and-fashionable interior designer Chris Goddard. Rarely photographed not donning an elegantly bold kimono, Chris lives and breathes personal style. It should be no surprise then that he found a gorgeous turquoise opaline chandelier from the ‘60s on Chairish. Read on to learn more about his search and his love for the history inherent in vintage, and browse for a chandelier of your own right here on Chairish.
What Chairish item did you buy that you’d like to share a story about?
A 1960s vintage turquoise blue opaline chandelier
In what room did you use it in?
The five-arm chandelier was purchased for a butler’s pantry that I created in a pre-Civil War farmhouse. The turquoise added a nice contrast to the orange Moroccan tile and illuminates the space, which showcases an extensive collection of Old Paris porcelain and antique crystal.
In a few words, how would you describe your interior design style?
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 was on the search for the perfect lighting in the butler’s pantry and found it on Chairish.
Why do you love shopping vintage? And how does sustainability factor into your choices of new products vs. vintage finds?
When designing a space, I always select something old because it gives the room a sense of history and creates conversation.
Are there any dream vintage or antique pieces you wish you could have?
Anything by Claude Xavier Lalanne.