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Pepper ( was founded by friends and classmates Kelsey Brown ’17BUS and Erin Banta ’17BUS, who bonded over how hard it was to find quality decor for their small, temporary spaces. They loved the pattern and color they found at luxury textile brands but couldn’t justify the expensive price points.

So they started their own brand, Pepper, with the motto that when it comes to decorating, a little design goes a long way. They believe that home accents are to a room what statement accessories are to jeans and a t-shirt. That’s why they focus on high-quality, elevated home accessories (from throw pillows to table linens) that have the right amount of pattern and color to transform a space—no new furniture required!