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From Ghana to Jersey, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and Black-owned brands are crafting complex, aesthetically pleasing products that are sure to serve as stunning additions to your bedroom, kitchen, office, or any at-home space of your choosing.
For some of these brands, their designs are a way to elevate Black people, Black women, and Black icons. And for others, their products are deeply diasporic, whether that be curtains inspired by a traditional Ethiopian textile or a lamp shade that is visually reminiscent of African jewelry.
Ahead, you'll find a medley of art, home décor, cookware, furniture, and more from Black and BIPOC-owned brands that you should consider buying from, not just now, but every time you update your home.
With a range of swoon-worthy colors, it'd be hard not to "paint a home you love" with a gallon of Clare paint. Founded by interior designer Nicole Gibbons, Clare boasts an array of paint colors that are expertly-curated: from the ultra-clean Fresh Kicks (a vibrant white) to the tropics-teasing Vacay (a vivid blue-green). With an emphasis on keeping paint shopping simple, Clare features personal technology (Clare Color Genius), and easy, at-home delivery.
Bouffants and Broken Hearts
For prints that pop and pillows with pizzazz, Bouffants And Broken Hearts is your one-stop-shop. Created by Philly-based illustrator/artist Kendra Dandy, the online store includes an assortment of art prints, pillows, and even handbags with funky, colorful designs. Dandy's self-proclaimed sassy art can also be commissioned for those in need of a more personal touch.
Art meets nostalgia through the work of Atlanta-based artist Kashmir Thompson. With an emphasis on Black pop culture, Thompson's paintings are available as prints, mugs, coasters, and more. With her brush, the Cleveland School of the Arts-taught artist has recreated scenes and characters from classic films like The Wiz and celebrated television shows like Martin.
The Black Home
Created by business owner and interior designer Neffi Walker, The Black Home features a candle collection that flaunts a bevy of enticing scents. One of the newest scents, Goddess, is described as "an addictive potion with a blend of white tea, jasmine, and sandalwood." The candles are made of a soy and coconut wax blend that promises a plentiful 60 plus hours of burn time. In addition to candles, The Black Home also includes a tableware collection and assortment of eBooks.
A quick browse through the Edloe Finch website makes it abundantly clear that comfort and classic aesthetics reign supreme. Whether you're in the market for a luxe velvet loveseat or a coffee table that beautifully plays with geometric shapes, Edloe Finch is ready with an ample assortment of furniture. The furniture brand is the creation of husband-and-wife duo, Darryl and Jessica Sharpton who launched the brand as a way to combine their passion for furniture and construction.
Estelle Colored Glass
There's something about taking a sip of your favorite drink from a beautifully-hued glass that makes for an unforgettable experience. Inspired by and named after founder Stephanie Summerson Hall's grandmother, Estelle Colored Glass is a luxury brand that sells hand-blown colored glass cake stands and stemware. These carefully-created pieces are available in an inviting mix of jewel tones and soft pastels.
Bolé Road Textiles
Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Brooklyn-based designer Hana Getachew created Bolé Road Textiles out of a passion for the vibrant colors and graphic patterns very much present in traditional Ethiopian textiles. That vibrancy is more than present in Bolé Road Textiles collection of colorful, impeccably rugs, curtains, pillows, and other textiles.
If art that is as evocative as it is beautiful is the missing piece in your own at-home interior masterpiece, consider adding the work of painter Kerream Jones to your space. Described as being "steeped in rich earth tones and languid poses," the paintings are both whimsical and modern. Both prints and original pieces are available.
Created by founder Nana Quagraine "to share the beauty of the African diaspora with my children and the world," 54kibo puts contemporary African design at the forefront. On the site you'll find ottomans, table linens, towels, home fragrances, and much more made by Black artists across the diaspora.
Rituals + Ceremony
Rituals + Ceremony is a home goods and lifestyle store that includes a carefully curated collection of products that range from energy essentials to self care helpers. While Rituals + Ceremony's abundant collection of must-have home goods is available to shop online, a brick-and-mortar location can also be found on Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Mind The Cork
If your collection of plants has been feeling a little underwhelming in the eye candy department, spruce things up a bit with a hanging planter. Mind The Cork, a home goods brand founded by designer Jenny Espirito Santo, includes both standing and hanging planters, as well as other sustainably-made home décor items. As its name suggests, the various pieces sold by Mind The Cork are made using cork, which Santo refers to as "an underestimated material."
If you ever find your space lacking a certain "je ne sais quoi," let a piece from Studio Nom help you fill that aesthetic void. Specializing in fiber art and geometric wall hangings, Studio Nom products are at once bold and fresh, making any given piece from the brand an ideal addition to your bedroom, living room, or even office. All items are handmade with a "commitment and obligation to create beauty."
With an ethos of "bringing color to life," there's no shortage of shades when it comes to Eva Sonaike, a London-based interiors company. The company is named after its founder and creative director, Eva Sonaike. No stranger to design, Sonaike graduated with a MA in Fashion Journalism from the London College of Fashion (with a specialization in contemporary African fashion and textiles). You can find an assortment of harmoniously hued cushions, pouffes, lampshades, and more can be found on the brand's site.
A woman of many talents (illustrator, artist, product designer), Dorcas of DorcasCreates places emphasis on representing and uplifting Black people (Black women in particular) through her illustrations. Dorcas' illustrations start off as pencil drawings and are then edited digitally before being placed on notebooks, greeting cards, art prints, and more.
Don't Sleep Interiors
Pay homage to a literary great with Don't Sleep Interiors' Zora Neale Hurston mug. This kitchen (or office) must-have is double-sided, with one side featuring an image of Hurston and the other side featuring a quote from Hurston, which reads: "If you are silent about your pain, they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it." In owner Kori Miller's Don't Sleep Interiors' store, you'll also find mugs that include the likes of Toni Morrison and Katherine Johnson.
Founded by Jason Evege, Linoto specializes in "real linen sheets that help you sleep better." For those who find pure joy in cozying up in bed, you'll be pleased to hear that 100% linen sheets are anti-bacterial, temperature-regulating, and available in roughly two dozen colors. Regardless of color selection, the sheet sets are all of artisanal quality and workmanship.
Whether you're a chef-in-the-making or just mastering your first recipes, well-made cookware is a must for anyone's kitchen. If you're in the market for state-of-the-art cookware, consider the New Jersey-based company, Karibe. The cookware brand sells stainless steel sauce pots and cast iron skillets that are sure to elevate your next meal.
What started out as artist Justina Blakeney's personal design blog has since flourished into Jungalow, the poppy bohemian home site of your dreams. Featuring some of Blakeney's own designs from her home collection, Blakeney Home, and a wide curation of products from around the world, you're sure to find something to fit your personal aesthetic. From bedding with artistic touches to unique wall decor, this site is the one-stop-shop for adding some good vibes to your home. And with each purchase, two trees are planted through the organization Trees for the Future as a way of giving back.
If your bar cart's looking bleak or you're in search of that one last piece to elevate your entertaining collection, D & S Craftworks is sure to excite. The brand crafts stunning trays, coasters, glasses, and other cutting boards, many of which you can customize too. Looking for a more hands-on approach to home décor? D & S Craftworks also offers various classes, workshops and DIY experiences.