Are You Living Right?
First let me answer that question- NO! Okay, okay that is probably an exaggeration but I need to get my living space together.
Just about a year and a half ago, I moved into a new apartment and I still have yet to get my act together at this new apartment. Since moving in I bought one decorative pillow and I look at it with much pride. Don’t judge me. Life happens. Let me be even more honest with you, decorating is complicated, and frankly quite overwhelming.The only thing I am certain about is that I need to add some color to my life.
While still trying to decide the new color to paint my walls; furniture would make me more of an adult; and the amount of pillows I can fit on my bed at a time, I came across these black-owned stores through my many searches for inspiration.
One good thing to note is that many of these the designers can be found in some of your favorite brick and mortar stores!
Khristian A. Howell is known for her chic prints and considers herself the color and pattern expert. Her prints can be found in throw pillows, acrylic trays, duvet covers, stationery, phone cases and much more. You can discover and shop Khristian’s website for her collection. But! if you can’t wait to get your hands on her designs, you can find her in Target too.
A Brooklyn based home accessories company founded by Cassandra Scanlon. They offer the choice of down or down alternative inserts in our decorative pillows and are committed to providing you the option of real or vegan leather when possible on select styles. These pillows are too cute not to want them all.
Check them out here http://www.urbannoir.co
Piles and piles of #organiccotton goodness. Coming soon to a pop-up shop near you. Sign up at rochelleporter.com to find out where. . . . #throwpillows #cushion #interiordesign #homeaccessories #homegoodshappy #homedecor #interiors4all #printandpattern #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #fabricdesign #textiles #elledecor #sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion #weloveatl
Nikki Chu’s philosophy is to create spaces that are personalized, comfortable, yet stylish, with touches of glamour. Her intentions are accented by distinctive pieces, and eclectic finds that have a sense of timeless style. Nikki Chu mixes modern lines with updated and simplified ethnic patterns, to create her unique vision. You can shop Nikki’s collections at Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl’s, JcPenny, Wayfair, Overstock, Hayneedle, and Bloomingdales.
xNasozi was founded in Brooklyn, NY in 2011. This brand is the intersection of classic and modern. The furniture is intended to suit multiple purposes and includes pillows, stools, chair covers, lamp shades, baskets and much more. All of xNasozi’s work is proudly made in DC or BK, and they also carry a small collection of Fair Trade goods from Uganda that is designed in collaboration with artisans there.
The weekend pop up was a blaaast. I’m so grateful for the new people I met and the diehards who support time and time again. My work will now be at @briefassembly in the @unionmarketdc complex everyday from this Saturday to 23 Dec, so make sure to stop by there, too! My first holiday season outside of NY is shaping up quite nicely. Thank you all ☺️❤️
Bole Road Textiles
Bolé Road Textiles is driven by a passion for good design and a belief that textiles have the ability to transform interiors and inspire the people within them. They are dedicated to helping their customers create spaces they love, while supporting artisans in Ethiopia. Designed in Brooklyn and handwoven in Ethiopia, Bolé Road marries ancient weaving traditions, passed down through the generations to today’s master local artisans, with a modern global aesthetic.
Chief Blogger at Black Owned and Company.
This blog is dedicated to inspiring millennial women to the incorporate products from black and other minority-owned businesses into their daily lives.