The world of interior design is pretty vast, and it can be hard to choose a designer to do up your home. Furthermore, if you want to find an African American interior designer, you’re usually hard pushed to find a suitable match.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to showcase five black designers we think are really great. All a little different, so there’s a bit of a mix when it comes to style.
We also link back to their websites, so if you want to know any more about them simply click over to view their services or get in touch.
Anishka Clarke of Ishka Designs
Brooklyn-based designer Anishka Clarke and her partner Niya Bascom are the foundation for Ishka Designs, a firm responsible for beautifully minimalist interiors suitable for anyone looking to give their home a modern feel. Clarke’s designs don’t look sterile, though, they are imbued with color and warmth to make rooms feel open and clean but still homey. For four years, Clarke’s firm has been listed as one of the top 20 best African American interior design firms, and several pictures of her work as well as necessary inquiry information is available on her website.
African American Interior Designer Corey Damen Jenkins
Corey Damen Jenkins has enjoyed nationwide success since he was voted the winner of HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown. His designs are lavish and bold, blending old-world elegance with modern touches. Anyone looking to really go for it with an interior remodel would do well with Jenkins, as many photos of his work show he’s not afraid to pull out all the stops – which is probably why he’s one of the top African American interior designers in the country. If interested, his portfolio and any contact info you might need are on his website.
Designer Alicia Lamar
“Extravagant” is definitely a feeling that gets invoked looking at Alicia Lamar’s interiors. However, Lamar prides herself on her ability to work with any level of wealth or style, whether you want something spartan or entirely luxurious. Lamar has been featured in many magazines for her work in designing the interiors of celebrities’ homes, including LaLa Anthony, Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy. Check out her website for details on how to get in contact, and to see some of her work “in action”!
Rayman Boozer of Apartment 48
Rayman Boozer does both commercial and residential designing, and both reflect his modern and slightly eclectic taste – as he says himself, his idea is bringing classics back from the past and making them contemporary. His firm Apartment 48 also boasts a close relationship with every client they take on, so it seems you can rest assured that your vision will be taken on board and executed with heart and style. For more information, check out the Apartment 48 website and some of the work Rayman is done – he might be a perfect fit for you.
Lorna Gross-Bryant, an African American Designer
An award-winning designer based in Bethesda, Maryland, Lorna Gross-Bryant takes a “curated” approach to interior design, saying authenticity is most important when it comes to executing a client’s wishes for their home – whether that be a single existing room or one built entirely from scratch. Using her platform as an influential designer, Gross-Bryant also advocates strongly for women in business; speaking at panels all over the country – so not only is she a great designer, she also does a lot to help people. Find out everything you need to know, as well as more pictures of her completed designs, at her website.
5 African American Interior Designers
That’s our list; if you’ve used the talents of any one of these or any other African American designers, feel free to let us know in the comments, and if you’re looking for any other design ideas for your home make sure to check out our post on 9 Authentic African Decor Ideas for inspiration!