Black-Owned Home Decor Must-Haves

Some exquisite pieces from Black designers that will uplift your home’s aesthetic

All of a sudden, it feels like everyone’s an expert interior designer. Models have pivoted to interior design studios. Vintage collectors have amassed gigantic collections. And many young designers have become huge names by showing off their cool collections on social media.

Inc. says, “Just 2 percent of interior designers in the U.S. are Black, according to data from the job search company Zippia. That's especially staggering when you consider that interior design services have a U.S. market size of $17.5 billion. There have been recent pushes for improved diversity, equality, and inclusion measures in the industry.”

The recent pushes for inclusion in design have led to more visibility for Black designers and more Black homeware brands making their way into the mainstream. Industry experts agree that it’s about time!

According to Jeanine Hays of AphroChic, “Design is global, it’s cultural, it’s the story of all humans; how we live, how we create. There is absolutely no excuse for any publication not to have a variety of cultures represented in an issue, and a variety of thoughts and distinctive backgrounds.”

To celebrate Black designers’ artistry, you don’t need to invest in expensive designer pieces or do a radical overhaul of your home -- though you, like me, might still want everything from Maggie Halladay’s Claude Home.

Here are some exquisite pieces from Black designers that will uplift your home’s aesthetic:

Raini Home D2 Dining Chair

via Raini Home

Raini Home is the decor and concept store counterpart to Sincerely, Tommy, the Brooklyn mainstay that hosts Building Black Bedstuy block parties and community events. The iconic chair is a favorite of many New York-based tastemakers.

Albany Park Sofa

Albany Park Sofa

One of the biggest home decor purchases you make is your sofa. Why not shop Black — especially when the brand is solving your sofa shopping woes with designer furniture at an affordable price? You can shop a variety of shapes with different colors and textures. Your home refresh starts here.

Marie Burgos Collection

Marie Burgos Collection

For statement furniture and decor pieces, shop all your furniture needs at Marie Burgos. They have modern, contemporary furniture for a variety of styles. Whether you like sleek, minimalist decor or midcentury modern inspired pieces, there's something for everyone. It's replaced CB2 as my go-to for furniture.

Mitchell Black Wallpaper

Mitchell Black Wallpaper

Boring, beige house? Bring some color to your space with Mitchell Black's bold, daring wallpaper. Created by designers and artists to bring living spaces to life, their collections and collaborations make your home feel personal and alive. You can even design custom wallpaper as well as murals, floor mats, and fabrics.

Ayesha Curry Cast Iron Enamel Casserole Dish / Casserole Pan / Dutch Oven with Lid

via Ayesha Curry Cookware

The heart of every home is the kitchen. And the center of every kitchen is the cookware. If you’re looking to upgrade your essentials, Ayesha Curry has you covered! This sleek and practical Cast Iron Enamel Dutch Oven with Lid can do everything! It’s a casserole dish, a casserole pan, a dutch oven, and more!

Clare Paints

Clare Paints

Clare paint is not yoru average Home Depot paint. They make it easy to create a home you love with designer-curated paint colors and premium quality paint. Shop all the expert-approved paint colors that are in this season and make your home feel more like yours.

Harlem Candle Co.

Harlem Candle Co.

A home isn't a home without a candle. Branch out with unique scents and create a cozy atmosphere.

LIVE BY BEING Bath Salt Spa Gift Set Collection

Treat yourself to a luxurious bath with this collection of transformative bath salts. This LIVE BY BEING Bath Salt Spa Gift Set Collection offers relaxation for the mind & body while detoxing and hydrating your skin. It looks just as good as it will make you feel. Minimalist packaging and 3 charming apothecary glass bottles, these bath salts double as decor and self-care.

Ayesha Curry Washed Texture 5-Piece Comforter Set

via Ayesha Curry

While the kitchen is the social nexus of any home, your bedroom is the sanctuary. Your rest is sacred so it’s important to invest in all areas of your bedroom. This gorgeous Washed Texture 5-Piece Comforter Set by Ayesha Curry will make your bed feel like a cloud. Sleep soundly in the ultimate comfort — zzzzzz.


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