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News flash: When it comes to supporting Black-owned businesses, we’ve all just begun scratching the surface. Perhaps you started using a Black-founded food product while cooking or started reading some books that can help you become a better ally (keep on going!), but there’s even more to explore that you might not have thought of yet. One of those areas that’s so integral to our daily lives is home decor. We’re way overdue in diversifying where we shop for home goods, and to say you’re missing out on seriously covetable items that also tell a story is an understatement. Where we sleep, eat, and spend time with family is one of the most intimate and unique spaces of our lives, and what we choose to decorate with should reflect that.
A throw pillow or apron is so much more than just a material good. When you support a Black-owned business that makes those items, you’re directly putting money into that creator’s wallet and telling them they matter. While the item you buy is certainly going to up your interior design game, what’s more important is that you’re telling the world that their creativity is essential and makes a difference in the world. There are a lot of places to shop for home goods, but the bespoke items from these Black-owned home brands offer a special something that run-of-the-mill items can’t.
It’s time we all put our money where our mouth is and support Black creators in all spaces, every day. You’ll definitely wish you discovered these brands sooner.
Ayesha by Ayesha Curry
Ayesha Curry’s namesake line should be at the top of your list for all home decor needs. The line features culinary products for your kitchen, as well as the best throw pillows for your bed. You can get new baking sets for affordable prices and this pillow that we can’t stop swooning over.
Co-founder Darryl Sharpton started Edloe Finch while playing football in the NFL. He sold furniture while in college to make ends meet, but it became much more than a job. Sharpton’s passion for furniture continued during his five seasons of playing professional football, and in 2017, he decided to retire and make furniture his full-time focus. In 2017, Sharpton launched the brand with his wife, Jessica.
Each of Edloe Finch’s pieces is beautifully crafted with modern and traditional designs. I instantly fell in love with these chairs since my grandmother had similar ones in her home. They are almost identical, but the plush velvet seat gives it a sleek and chic finish.
Interior designer Justina Blakeney started Jungalow as a home blog in 2009 but has since expanded into creating home goods that “bring good vibes home.” You can find her boho-chic furniture, decor, and more accessories at Target.
Etsy’s filled with treasures, and Black-owned home brands is certainly one of them. Based in Spain, this textile brand serves up one-of-a-kind Bogolan mud cloth blankets, wall hangings, and pillows that will add life to your home. Just look at this gorgeous patchwork pillow!
Bespoke Binny is a British-based business that uses colorful West African cloth to create eclectic items from lampshades to aprons.
Domain by Laura Hodges Studio
Interior designer Laura Hodges runs a curated shop of affordable home goods that includes a selection of ceramic flowers, pillows, textiles and even art like this print.
Goodee is a sustainable marketplace that only offers brands with ethically sourced products made for modern living. Art-loving parents will swoon over the expertly curated kids section including this adorable children’s chair.
This contemporary African design site is a treasure chest full of asymmetrical mirrors, gallery wall art, and statement-making side chairs that will become an instant conversation starter.
AphroChic was started by a husband-and-wife team in 2007 as a blog and has since grown into an expansive design site exploring culture, design, arts and more within the African American community. The shop section includes eye-catching home pieces ranging from cool wallpaper to stunning light fixtures that will add a special touch to your home’s design.
Pur HomeContinue supporting the Black community by adding these books written by Black women to your reading list now.
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