Black History Month may fall on the shortest month of the year, but you can still do your part to educate yourself and make a step forward towards inclusion by understanding the history of Black individuals in our country and the oft silenced contributions they made (and continue to make) in our society. We’d like to do our part by highlighting some of the Black interior designers in our industry.
These wonderful voices can add their own particular flare to interior design. Some may have an aesthetic comparable to well-known white interior designers, and others may have their own particular style. Let’s embrace what each person has to offer, and celebrate Black excellence in interior design during Black History Month. Give these fine folks a follow on social media — you won’t regret it!
Ishka Designs – Anishka Clark and Niya Bascom
With a wonderful eye for modern and minimalist design, this design duo is located in New York City. Check out their gorgeous designs both in the US, and in Jamaica, Paris, and more on their website. Definitely worth a follow on Instagram if you enjoy chic, modernist interior design!
AphroChic – Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason
Soulful, meaningful design incorporating traditional African patterns as well as Black significant sculpture and art are what make AphroChic stand out. This duo started in 2007, and have been creating gorgeous, impactful designs (and design elements) since. Definitely shoot them a follow in Instagram!
Shakoor Interiors – Erin Shakoor
The big thing that strikes us about Shakoor Interiors’ design is the impact it has on first viewing. There’s nothing shy about the selection of furniture, ranging from contemporary to retro and everything in between. Shakoor also incorporates a variety of patterns and textures into each room design, making every room look like something out of a magazine. Take a look at the Shakoor Interiors website, or give them a follow on Instagram.
We only highlighted three Black interior designers in this post, but there are many, many, many others across the United States and the globe. Here are some more resources you can use to follow other Black interior designers:
- Black Interior Designers You Should Be Following on HouseBeautiful
- 12 Black Designers Reveal the Career Advice that Transformed Their Lives On Elle Decor
- 35 Black Interior Designers You Should Definitely Be Following on Instagram on Real Simple
- What Black Decorators Want You To Know About Navigating the Design Business Today on Elle Decor
- 25 Black Interior Designers Speak Frankly About Their Careers, Successes, and Challenges on Architectural Digest
- 9 Brilliant Black Designers and Architects You Should Know on Dwell