Pepper was founded by friends and classmates Kelsey Brown ’17BUS and Erin Banta ’17BUS, who bonded over their love of interior design, then commiserated over the impossibility of actualizing their Elle Decor inspirations. Without spending a fortune to hire an interior decorator, their design options were few and far between, and the shopping experiences were exhausting.
This realization lead them to combine their retail backgrounds in the spirit of creating a solution: Pepper, an e-commerce brand built on the belief that decorating should be easy, and even fun. The magic is in Pepper’s chic interior accessories (think pillows, curtains, rugs, bedding, etc.) and convenient, cutting-edge technology that make it easy to have sophisticated patterns and colors in the right place at the right price.