When we think of decorating with African decor images of bold safari patterns, large wood carved animals and exotic art comes to mind. Those design elements while great for some can be intimating for others. Kelly Collier-Clark shows us how incorporating a few African decorative accents into your home can add the cultural vibe you've been looking for while blending seamlessly into your existing decor.
Influenced by the music and films of the 80's and 90's Orien Carter was born to create. Her willingness to roll up her sleeves and add character to her home one DIY project at a time is inspiring. Check out her northern New Jersey home filled with African accents and personal style.
A nursing professor, professional organizer and interior stylist Jennifer Dubois is a multi talented creative with a knack for turning homes into a personal sanctuary. Let's take a look at her San Diego home.
There's a lot of things to admire about Laquita Tate. She's an elementary school principle, interior designer, wife, mother of two and has the warmest personality. But one of the things I admire most is she's unapologetic about collecting and surrounding herself with art by black artists. Her Memphis, TN home is filled with lots of color, culture and story. Let's check it out!
If you've been looking for outdoor space inspiration this How We Live home tour is for you. Builder and designer Nicole Jackson has created a tropical oasis in her back yard complete with a cabana and lots of lush greenery. Let's check out her West Palm Beach home filled with personality, just like she is.
David Quarles, IV is a modern renaissance man. He's a talented interior designer, jewelry designer and he can chef up an amazing vegan dish too. And probably the most fun fact, he'll show you how to work off those calories in one of his high energy Zumba classes. He does it all with style. Let's take a look at his Memphis, TN home filled with two of my favorite design elements: color and art!
N'Ckyola "Nikki" Green has a passion for creating beautiful spaces that are functional and sustainable. Her interior design company, Extraordinary by Design focuses on green design and her knack for up-cycling and reusing items you already own is inspiring. Let's take a look at her Texas home decked out in holiday flare.
Riche Holmes Grant is the queen of tables-capes (a name I affectionately gave her). She styles tables for all occasions in such a chic way that speaks to the soul with color, texture, and style. But she's also an attorney and talented content creator on Youtube where you'll find amazing DIY projects, self care tips and delicious recipes. I'm excited to show you her Maryland home let's take a look.
"Creating a home you love should be effortless." Wise words from founder and Chief Interior Stylist of Effortless Composition, Brittiny Terry. Her pillows, art and more give off an easy breezy eclectic vibe which is a nice balance to the often bold colors/patterns African design is known for. I consider her style the yin to my yang. Hahaha Let's take a look at her home and get inspired.
When I think of all things plants, unique art and cultural elements Tracey Hairston of Mocha Girl Place immediately comes to mind. She mixes thrifted finds with vintage pieces with ease and did I mention her plant game is on point! Let's take a closer look into her Chesapeake, Virginia home which I'm obsessed with and think you will be to.
New on How We Live: Tour the home of Los Angeles-based mixed media artist, K'era Morgan who's also the owner and creative force behind art and decor brand K'Apostrophe. Her peaceful abode features original art, family photos and artifacts from her travels.