Supporting our BIPOC community means everything right now! Here’s one way to help.
I have to say to start, I am not an eloquent speaker so please forgive me if I say anything the wrong way.
My blog has always been a DIY, decorating and organizing blog along with sharing some personal stories along the way. So much has happened over the last couple of weeks. Last week I had surgery (it was something that needed to get done before COVID and I’m on the mend now!). While I was recuperating, the world changed and while I’ve had time to mend, I’ve been listening, learning and reading everything that I can. I’ve cried on and off, got angry and sat with uncomfortable feelings. I’ve had difficult conversations with my children, husband and friends. I’ve checked my own biases and judgments. I never thought I had any biases but I did. I’m still learning every day.
I know I cannot go back now. Black artists, designers and DIYers (and BIPOC in general) have not had their fair share of recognition and going forward I promise to highlight them more.
Also I should be all healed and ready to take on clients next week!
So how do we support? One very simple way is to follow these designers on Instagram and share with our friends. Buy from them and cheer them on. Let’s get started!
Black Designers, DIYers and Bloggers to Support
We’re starting out this list with my friend Kay who has a heart of gold and a beautiful home!
Chelsea is another friend and gives her readers a wealth of tips of how to turn military housing into a beautiful home.
Both designers created this room together.
Marie Burgos also has a stunning design shop. I cannot get over her lighting collection!
I fell in love with Veronica about six months ago listening to her on a couple of design podcasts. She also helps other designers with these courses.
(Sheila’s black toile fabric line is GORGEOUS!)
She also has a memoir book: The Bald Mermaid
Beautiful design books by Darryl Carter: The Collected Home | The New Traditional
Nicole also has an amazing paint line that ships paint directly to your door! Clare Paints
The Jungalow Shop has an amazing array artwork, home decor, rugs and wallpaper.
The many collaborations Justine has had is here.
Thanks for following my blog and for supporting these black talented friends of ours. We can all make a difference together.