We live in a world that is rich with history and culture and yet design trends can often be boiled down to a list of 10. It’s easy to think that everything revolves around the monotonous but pretty schemes of white-marble-everything, but with diversity in makers and creators, we also have diversity in creations. We have inherited a society that is rich with diversity in culture but also one in which, if we don’t consciously intend to discover that diversity, its talents may not always get the recognition they deserve. It is no different in the world of home design and architecture.
Interior design is the intersection of architecture and design, and an extension of contemporary art. It is a form of expression, that, as with food and music, soaks in the individuality of the minds behind the making. As our times continue to reveal, if we’re not actively trying not to, we tend to stay within our individual circles of familiarity - hiring professionals that your friends or relatives recommend who were, in turn, recommended to them by family and friends. This often leads to overlooking a large segment, filled with minority gems we may never learn of.
In order to remedy potential oversights of interior design talent, here is a list of successful, talented, and unique Black architects, professionals and their home design businesses you should be aware of and support.
KD Reid Interiors
A newly established company, KD Reid Interiors is just two years old. But the talent behind it has been brewing for a while. Reid has come to be known as a truly visual storyteller in his craft and it shows. The firm will give you an approach focused on you, and Reid will give you touches that make any space unmatched. If you are looking to remodel and implement a design that is far from templated, KD Reid is a great choice. It is evident in his designs and style, filled with reminders of culture and personality, that there is a deep passion for design, art, and architecture behind the firm which has developed a reputation for creating beautiful yet functional spaces.