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.
Founder of her eponymous brand, Erica Tanov sourced a multi-colored, tasseled, and one-of-a-kind tapestry from the ’70s. A designer of her own women’s wear collection and homeware line, Erica immediately knew that the wall hanging matched her lived-in, boho, and airy style. Read on to learn more about her search and why she loves shopping vintage, and find your own wall decor right here on Chairish.
What Chairish item did you buy that you’d like to share a story about?
A spectacular 1970s wall hanging — my first ever Chairish purchase, which I still cherish.
In what room did you use it in?
In a few words, how would you describe your interior design style?
Relaxed and lived-in grandeur
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 browsing for a project and happened to come upon the wall hanging and knew I had to buy it.
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 wasn’t sure if I’d use it in an interiors project or keep it for myself, but I knew it would be perfect somewhere.
Why do you love shopping vintage? And how does sustainability factor into your choices of new products vs. vintage finds?
Vintage pieces lend so much soul to a home. Shopping vintage makes me feel like I’m on a treasure hunt—whether it’s scouring estate sales or searching Chairish. That feeling of finding the perfect piece is exhilarating. Plus, I’m a true believer in reuse whenever possible. So much beauty already exists in the world—there’s no need to add so many new, disposable products to the planet. Sometimes simply giving a new coat of paint or changing out the hardware can give an object a whole new life.
Are there any dream vintage or antique pieces you wish you could have?
I’d love to have a vintage Camaleonda sofa in perfectly patinated black leather.