“Finally, an event furniture rental company who offers pieces with great style and design. This space has been void until Bowery and Bash arrived on the scene. Well done Ladies! Not only is their furniture line stylish, their customer service team is solid. They were on time and extremely helpful setting up. Pleasure to work with.”

– Chrissy Collins

MEET THE TEAM

Bowery (Small Home) & Bash (Social event).

Our sophisticated furniture has made an appearance in everything from the most exciting experiential events to extravagant corporate celebrations, film sets and luxury weddings.

We are wildly unapologetic creative types, free spirits who are all about stretching the limits of our imagination. We are dreamers and animal-lovers who care deeply about creating an environmentally friendly and socially conscious company that makes our clients giddy with excitement.

KATIE ERNST

founder + creative director

Like many creative types, Katie was a quirky child with a very active imagination. She is a native of New Orleans, which explains everything you need to know about her love of gilt and graffiti, the rustic and the refined.

A life-long storyteller, Katie was an Emmy-award winning journalist for NBC News before entrepreneurship pulled her away. In 2009, she launched Revision Home, an edgy design company that used experiential events to sell updated vintage interior classics. Revision Home quickly became a go-to destination for Chicago’s interior design junkies and was named to the “Best Of” lists by Chicago magazine and CS Interiors.

Katie’s love of storytelling, design and events collided in 2014, when she opened Bowery & Bash. What began as a vintage rental company soon evolved to feature a curated collection of sophisticated event furniture.

She lives in the Chicago area with her three children and two rescue pups.

ALLY KRASAVAGE

director of operations

Ally is the Director of Operations at Bowery & Bash. Hailing from the vibrant city of Chicago, she is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 Ally brings a unique blend of creativity and strategic thinking to her role at Bowery & Bash. With a penchant for seamlessly navigating through different facets of operations, she oversees various functions of Bowery & Bash.

During her leisure, Ally is absolutely obsessed with  her multiple foster (fail) cats & nurturing her green thumb through gardening indoors & outdoors.

On the weekends, you can find Ally talking her husband into a variety of DIY projects as she is passionate about restoring while retaining the charm of her classic Chicago 4 Flat, a historic gem dating back to the early 1890s.

JADE EGGERT

client services director

Jade is the Client Services Director at Bowery & Bash. She is a design lover, but has a special place in her heart for all things business. She has always had a natural interest in interior design. She knew she was meant to work in the industry from the days of watching HGTV as an 8 year old while everyone else watched cartoons.

Born and raised in Chicago, she is a Columbia College Chicago graduate with a Fashion Business degree.

With a diverse background in retail, management, styling and even fitness, Jade has no trouble adapting and thinking on her feet. She brings a lot of business management skills to the table and is always ready to jump in and be creative.

When she’s not working hard at Bowery & Bash, you can find her hanging with her pup, Violet, taking spin classes, and catching up on the latest fashion trends. Jade enjoys nature and spends time out in Colorado with her family whenever she can!

JULIA VILLARI

client services coordinator

Julia is a Client Services Coordinator at Bowery & Bash. She was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs where she graduated from Lewis University with a business degree. She pursued a career in logistics straight out of college, but her passion for creativity led her to us.

Julia loves all things interior design, fashion, and dogs so she wanted a career revolving around something she loved. Born creative, from a young age Julia loved to sing, dance, draw, and paint.

In March, Julia and her husband Austin welcomed a baby boy named Easton into their family. When not helping to coordinate the logistics here at Bowery & Bash, you can find Julia changing diapers, singing nursery rhymes, and shopping for baby clothes with Starbucks in hand.

ROBERT HOLLOCHER

client services coordinator

Robert is a Client Services Coordinator at Bowery & Bash. Having come from a filmmaking background, he has a deep passion for design and all things creative. Though he is skilled in all things interior and set design, Robert has experience spanning many different fields—from food to environmentalism—he is always learning and trying new things.

When not working on all your event and logistics needs here at Bowery & Bash, Robert enjoys playing and snuggling his two kittens, Butter and Flower, relaxing in nature with a good book, and exploring Chicago with his friends.

CHRIS WILKUS

warehouse coordinator

Chris is the Warehouse Coordinator at Bowery and Bash. With the exception of a few years recently spent living in SW Michigan, he is a lifelong Illinois native with a passion for film, photography and especially music. Having grown up in a family that loved furnishing their home with antiques, Chris has also adopted an appreciation for all things vintage and collectable.

As a former record store manager and facilities supervisor in advertising here in Chicago, he has since found great success and appreciation for what he also brings to the table in a warehouse environment. Known for being extremely reliable, responsible and organized, it’s his desire for providing excellent customer service that really drives him.

KATE APOSTOLACUS

creative coordinator

Kate is the Creative Coordinator at Bowery & Bash. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago but is originally from New Jersey. She is inspired by all things organization, color coding, and decorating; all in which can be seen through her work.

When not updating our B&B socials, she can be seen riding the L tuning into her favorite playlist and reading, hanging out with her friends in Lakeview, or trying delicious restaurants all over the city.

TRACEY COLLINS

logistics coordinator

Tracey is the Logistics Coordinator at Bowery & Bash. She is born and raised in Illinois and has lived her for most of her life. She graduated with her masters degree from Illinois State University. For the past 30 years, she has been a logistical office for the US Army as well as a Relocation Consultant for a national moving company.

When not handling all things logistics, she is either watching HGTV or enjoying Greek food with her family, and being a mom to 2 boys.

rachel ryza

event & logistics assistant

Rachel is a Client Services Coordinator at Bowery & Bash. Having come from a graphic design and art background, she has a love for creativity, accessibility, and aesthetic functionality.

 She is always striving to learn new things, take risks, and embrace audacity. Change is a constant and she looks forward to every new direction her life takes her.
When not working on all your event and logistics needs here at Bowery & Bash, Rachel enjoys trying new restaurants, mastering DIY’s, and hanging out with her cat to binge-watch her new favorite shows.

Jonathan leonard

crew chief

Jonathan Leonard is a crew chief at Bowery & Bash. He is a lover of design, innovation, creative-thinking and has a strong draw to all things events. He has taken classes in interior design, but also has a very diverse background in event management, sports retail, field marketing, moving and trucking.

     While his most recent years have been spent north in Lincoln Square and West Town, Jonathan is born and raised in Chicago’s South Side.  He is also a former athlete of football and track & field. When not at work you can find him growing his shoe collection, taking spontaneous road trips, catching views on the lakefront, or eating at one of his favorite restaurants in the city.