Welcome to our newest series on Chairish, #FoundAndChairished! We’re constantly hearing from designers who’ve found incredible pieces on Chairish, and now we’re sharing some of their stories with you. Be on the lookout for new #FoundAndChairished stories here on the blog as well as on our Instagram account.

This week, we’re profiling Architectural Digest’s global visuals director, Michael Shome, who found the perfect floor lamp for his Brooklyn home (with some excellent Chairish searches, if we do say). Hoping to add the right vintage piece to his entryway, he scored with a colorful domed mid-century piece. Read on to learn about his search and find your own mid-century floor lamp right here on Chairish.

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

A mid-century floor lamp

In what room did you use it in? 

In my entryway

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

Eclectic, distinctive, mid-century centric, and deco vintage chic!

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 had something with color in mind and checked yellow/pink/orange when searching for mid-century floor lamps, and… voila!

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 definitely shopping with intent. I knew I wanted a lighting statement upon entering our front door and this fixture is both functional and decorative.

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

I’ve always loved the charm and character that vintage design brings to a space. Vintage instantly adds history and personality. I love minimizing the presence of new products that we incorporate into the house and often try to disguise them with vintage accessories or additional furnishings. When we do opt for new pieces, sustainability and responsibly sourced pieces are supreme.  

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

George Nakashima‘s free-edge dining table has long been a coveted piece. Dream a little dream!

Photo courtesy of Michael Shome


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August 1, 2021

Dennis Sarlo is the executive editor of Chairish and a lover of all things design-related. Prior to joining the team, he served as the executive editor of Dering Hall and was the first site director of Architectural Digest. He was also part of the founding team of travel startup Jetsetter. He lives in New York.