Welcome back from the wild world of High Point Market to the season finale of the Chaise Lounge. Today’s guest is a successful designer who didn’t start her company but built on it instead, Kate O’Hara of Martha O’Hara Interiors. O’Hara originally joined her mother Martha to fill in while an employee was taking time off for surgery. By the time she decided she wanted to make design her full-time career, she had been there doing a little bit of everything for months and months. Earlier this year, O’Hara took over as CEO and creative director. Nick asks her about how she came into the family business, all the marketing tricks she brings to the table and how their business relationship affects their personal relationship.
Today, on this mid-Market episode of the Chaise Lounge, Bay Area-based, Barcelona-born designer Isolina Mallon is here. Mallon is a crusader for modern and contemporary aesthetic in all her projects and tries to include it in all the work she does for Silicon Valley types.
Today on The Chaise Lounge, Nick chats with Michael Stornello and Tom Konopiots, the couple behind Chicago’s Vincere, LTD. Both men started their adult lives in very different careers. Stornello was executive vice president of development at the company that would become CBS Television Distribution, and Konopiots was CEO and COO respectively of two different futures trading companies. At one point, Stornello was living his work week in L.A. and commuting back to Chicago to spend weekends with Konopiots. All the while they’d both become master decorators in their own homes, moving in, remodeling the place and eventually moving back out. So, in 2007, Stornello started Vincere, and three years later Konopiots joined him to become full-time business partners.
S21 E16 – Prepping for High Point with Jane Dagmi and Talking Polywood with Design Ambassador Shayla Copas
Welcome to the road to High Point Market on the Chaise Lounge. This week, Nick hosts two guests: Jane Dagmi, editor-in-chief of Designers Today, and Shayla Copas of Shayla Copas Interiors. Both guests are gearing up for High Point Market, and Nick learns all about their plans for that huge weekend.