Celebrating Black History Month With Our Favorite Black-Owned Businesses and Artisans
Decorist designers are always on the hunt for the latest design trends not only from the big furniture designers and showrooms, but also from the small independent artisans and makers. And with our dedication to showcase and celebrate more Black-owned businesses, we have rounded-up our 9 favorite home décor shops that are trending and inspiring us right now. From unique woven wall art, to one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, to vibrant textiles, to a marketplace of socially-conscious design enthusiasts, there is something for everyone no matter ones style.
As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we are thrilled to showcase these select vendors and artisans known for their unique, thoughtful, inspiring creations. Now sit back and scroll through nine incredibly talented creators who are helping to influence and change today's design landscape.
What started as a hobby, Candice Luter began her journey creating one-of-a-kind designs using remnant scraps of wood and fabric from her home studio. Remnant Design was born and continues to build momentum as a collection of custom furniture and unique home accents.
New York-based designer Hana Getachew started Bolé Road Textiles out of a desire to merge her love of Ethiopian handwoven fabrics with her career in interior design. Hana's affinity for vibrant colors and graphic patterns was a direct result of her upbringing in a home filled with amazing traditional Ethiopian textiles. Her designs for Bolé Road are an homage to that cultural inheritance and a reflection of her own personal global modern aesthetic.
Sheila’s passion for interiors inspired her to design furniture and home furnishings and her collections have been sold to design-conscious consumers online and at such notable national retailers as Anthropologie and Bed Bath & Beyond. Sheila is honored to have her Harlem Toile De Jouy wallpaper represented in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent wallpaper collection.
Interior designers Penny Francis and her daughter Casi St. Julian visualize and incorporate interiors that reflect their clients’ vision. Eclectic Home embodies its namesake; elements from a variety of resources, systems and styles.
Nicole Crowder Upholstery is a Black-owned furniture and upholstery studio creating commissioned,
generational, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture and home furnishings like meditation pillows, poufs and more. Nicole's work has been commissioned by the leading hotel chains, restaurants, and spaces, such as Osteria Morini, the British Embassy, and Ethel’s Club in Brooklyn.
Baskets of Africa believes that promoting the work of skilled artisans throughout Africa contributes toward their economic development and stability. The majority of these weavers are women, working to support themselves and their families. The baskets are woven in the traditional manner, preserving the cultural heritage.
GOODEE is a curated marketplace offering essential homewares and lifestyle products for better living. Their values are simple: they believe in good design, good people, and good impact. Driven by an unrelenting desire to co-create a world that’s smarter, kinder, and more beautiful, the founders created Goodee centered around responsible brands and artisans producing timeless everyday objects and consumers looking to make a difference with their purchases.
As a company founded by interior designer, Nicole Gibbons, Clare Paint's expertly curated colors are the best of the best. They have reviewed hundreds of colors to create a tried and true palette that takes the guesswork out of finding a color you love. They have reimagined the paint shopping experience with designer-curated colors, technology to guide you, mess-free paint swatches, and the highest-quality paint and supplies, delivered.
Jemma Morris of Lou Lou Art Studio has been an artist for as long as she can remember. She is inspired by nature, bold color, and my multicultural background and her prints, as well as her original work, reflect this in abstract portraiture and swirling paintings.
Are these Black-owned businesses and artisans inspiring you? Now is the perfect time to start your own design project and collaborate with a Decorist designer to incorporate these vendors' home decor products into your own home interiors. Happy decorating!