Welcome to #FoundAndChairished, our 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 talking to Christina Nielsen, an interior designer who works in New York and London. Her work feels breezy, effortless, and comfortable—a product of a natural design instinct she’s cultivated throughout her career as both a fashion assistant at Vogue and as an interior decorator. For a project, she sourced a vintage rattan peacock chair for her client’s office. The result is a posh workspace that looks positively pretty in pink! Read on to find out more about her purchase and why she sticks by shopping vintage. Looking to get a peacock chair of your own? Chairish has what you need right here!
What Chairish item did you buy that you’d like to share a story about?
A Franco Albini-style vintage rattan peacock chair
In a few words, how would you describe your interior design style?
Maximalist with some minimalism scattered throughout
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?
We wanted a big dramatic look to compensate for the smaller scale room we were working in and we thought that a large peacock chair would do the trick.
Why do you love shopping vintage? And how does sustainability factor into your choices of new products vs. vintage finds?
I always strive to support small business owners and, while doing so, eliminating our mass carbon footprint. Shopping vintage is the best (and only way, in my opinion) to find one-of-a-kind and unique pieces for your home—entirely authentic and full of character and history. I also believe that thoughtful curation makes for an eclectic and more interesting home—one that has a true story behind it.
Are there any dream vintage or antique pieces you wish you could have?
A Robert Kime venetian glass bordered antique mirror and one of his small mahogany arm chairs—plus, just about anything from Hilary Batstone.