Black-Owned Home and Lifestyle Brands to Support Right Now and Forever

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The recent events throughout our country represent only a fraction of our nation's long history of racial prejudice and injustice. While home decor seems far from these issues, the way we decorate our spaces and who we choose to support can make a difference. One of the easiest ways to show solidarity with and support for the Black community immediately — besides donating to causes such as Black Lives Matter, the ACLU, the NAACP, Color of Change, and Campaign Zero (just to name a few) — is by shopping at Black-owned lifestyle and home businesses as you decorate your home.

While there are endless brands we could include, this is just a start and we pledge to keep adding to this list as we continue to show our support to the Black community now and always.

Here are Black-owned home and lifestyle brands — that sell everything from framed art, wall hangings, and throw pillows to furniture, candles, and linens — to support right now.

From left: Expedition Subsahara, Pepper Palm, Emma Make Studio
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Bespoke Binny: Self-described as an "eclectic homeware brand rooted in African expression," this shop features bright and fun decor, including lamps, oven mitts, aprons, pillows, and more.

ByKeeksWithLove: Rickeysha makes everything in her shop to order, including coffee mugs, face masks, art prints, notebooks, and more.

EmmaMakeStudio: Hailing from Cambridge, United Kingdom, Emma creates beautiful art prints, wall hangings, and embroidery hoops for both children and adults, alike. (Follow her on Instagram @Emma.Make for a 20% off discount code.)

Estelle Colored Glass: Honestly, no words do this stunning brand justice — you really need to just click through and see it for yourself — but we'll try. Self-described as "jewels for your table," this brand creates gorgeous hand-blown glassware and cake stands in vibrant shades of pink, purple, green, and more. It'll be hard to select just one, but luckily they have a mixed set option so you can have one in every color.

Expedition Subsahara: This brand features handmade African goods, including stunning woven baskets, authentic African bags, and one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. Right now, 20% of profits are donated weekly to a different charity in sub-Saharan Africa helping with COVID-19 relief.

GodlyGorgeous: Self-described as a shop where "adventure and style meet a love for Christ," this shop has a variety of t-shirts and art prints that feature beautiful Black women and motivational phrases to encourage faith and love.

The Heart Department Co.: This handcrafted wood display shop on Etsy has adorable decor perfect for a home office, including memo boards, print holders, bookends, and more, in a modern farmhouse style.

Jungalow: Started as a lifestyle blog under the same name, Justina Blakeney's decor line has become synonymous with colorful, plant-filled style. Score unique bohemian planters, pillows, wall art, furniture, lighting, and so much more.

Lolly Lolly Ceramics: Lalese Stamps, nicknamed Lolly, is the founder and designer of Lolly Lolly and creates all of her pieces out of her studio in Columbus, Ohio. In 2019, Lolly embarked on the "100 Day Project," during which she successfully set out to make 100 unique ceramic mugs over 100 days.

LouLouArtStudio: This shop features printable and downloadable wall art, including customizable family portrait and profile shots.

Lovely Earthlings: These colorful, statement-making art and canvas prints, cards, tote bags, and journals will make your home (and life) instantly brighter.

Don't Sleep Interiors: Inspired by Black leaders throughout history, this Etsy shop makes pillows, mugs, wall art, and other decor items emblazoned with these important figures' words and faces.

Mirlande: Mirlande Jean-Gilles creates multilayered artworks using paper from magazines and books, along with both watercolor and acrylic paint for backgrounds.

Nur Ceramics: Dina Nur Satti is the designer and maker behind Nur Ceramics, which she started as an homage to her Somali and Sudanese roots. Through her pieces, she hopes to "provide a window into the aesthetic brilliance and artistic sophistication of cultures that are often overlooked." Nur pieces feature bowls and candle holders in neutral hues and clean lines.

Pepper Palm: This Nashville-based Etsy seller is all about botanical accessories, from handpainted planters to ornate frames made for pressed and dried flowers.

Rochelle Porter Design: RPD is an Atlanta-based lifestyle brand specializing in vibrant, happy home decor and fashion textiles derived from the founder's, Rochelle Porter, original artwork.

Ron Nicole: Although currently sold out of all items, Ronni Nicole creates stunning (and clearly very popular) floral-pressed papers as wall art. Follow her on Instagram @imamronnicole for collection and sale updates.

The Pink Locket: This modern minimalist brand creates handmade jewelry dishes (along with jewelry) that aim to empower women.

Shop Candice Luter: Using wood and fabric scraps, Candice Luter creates home decor items, like fringe-covered wall hangings and half-circle mirrors. Luter was also a finalist in the first-ever Etsy Design Awards in the Inventive Decor category.

Studio Nom: For statement decor that's handwoven with care, look no further than this shop, which creates gorgeous vases and wall hangings with geometric patterns.

Tactile Matter: Artist Kenesha Sneed sells prints, throw blankets, and ceramics of her stunning, abstract designs.

Yowie: Based in Philadelphia, Yowie was founded by Shannon Maldonado as a co-op-type shop selling work of independent makers. Fast forward to today, the brand continues to offer a variety of unique products, ranging from ceramics to towels to books, created by artists and makers of all colors and backgrounds.

From left: Bolé Road Textiles (both images on left), OSxN
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54kibo: Born in Ghana, raised in South Africa, and now living in New York, founder Nana Quagraine always loved the unique African design items she found on trips home, but realized these designs were largely underrepresented and hard to access outside of Africa — so she decided to change that. 54kibo aims to share "the vast creativity and talent the African diaspora has to offer," including unique pendant lighting, woven baskets, throw pillows, statement furniture, and so much more.

Aphrochic: Husband and wife Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason founded Aphrochic in 2007, through which they design interiors, sell home goods like pillows, poufs, rugs, lighting, and more, and publish a magazine.

Archer Home Designs: This shop has a ton of gorgeous rustic farmhouse furniture pieces, or you can contact them directly for a custom piece.

Bolé Road: Based in Brooklyn but hand-woven in Ethiopia, this textile brand founded by artist Hana Getachew sells home linens, fabric, pillows, and more.

Domain: Founded by Laura Hodges Studio and based in Baltimore, this shop features handmade ceramics, blankets, throw pillows, and napkins.

Johanna Howard Home: While growing up in Sweden, Johanna Howard says she learned the value of hand-sewing and crafting beautiful clothing from her mother. She then translated her lifelong love of textiles into a home decor business, working with local artisans in Peru and Portugal to create throws and pillows made from soft alpaca.

Jomo Furniture: Ethiopian American artist Jomo Tariku incorporates a deep appreciation for African art and culture and infuses his heritage into contemporary product designs.

Lichen: Founded in 2017 by Jared Blake and Ed Be, Lichen (pronounced like "liken"), this Brooklyn-based storefront and coffee shop sells thoughtfully sourced furniture and decor.

Livvy and Neva: New York-based designer Keita Turner launched this line of limited-edition and one-of-a-kind pillows inspired by her collection of vintage textiles, naming the company after her great grandmothers, Olivia and Geneva.

Marie Burgos Design Store: Calling upon Marie's knowledge and history as a designer, this collection offers contemporary lighting, furniture, and decorative accessories with a fresh perspective.

OSxN: Created by Ugandan and American designer Nasozi Kakembo in 2011, OSxN features home decor items that are made in Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., and through fair-trade partnerships in Uganda and incorporate African-inspired textile design. You can purchase items both on Etsy and on the brand website.

Sheila Bridges: As an African American living in Harlem, founder Sheila Bridges explains she was always "intrigued and inspired by the historical narrative of the decorative arts, especially traditional French toile with its pastoral motifs from the late 1700s." When she couldn't find the perfect toile to put in her own home, she decided to create her own and designed fabrics, bedding, plates, glassware, umbrellas and clothing. Her Harlem Toile De Jouy wallpaper is now included in The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's permanent wallpaper collection.

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Clare: Fed up with the paint industry's overwhelming options and confusion, Nicole Gibbons decided to launch Clare, a direct-to-consumer option with designer-curated colors and all the tools you need to apply it.

From left: Kintsugi Candle Co., Herpothecary (both images)
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Blade + Bloom: This brand carries items like a Camp White Pines room and linen spray "inspired by childhood camping trips" and upcycled embroidered doilies.

Bresi-Ando Tools for Living: Developed by PR expert, social commentator, and female empowerment activist Simone Bresi-Ando, this line of wellness products — which includes scented candles, stationery, and ancestral guidance cards — infuses West African practices as a route to spirituality, style, and decor.

Herpothecary: This line of natural soaps and body butters are so beautiful they'll feel like their own pieces of decor.

Ignite Your Peace: This candle brand hopes to capture "the essence of your soul in a candle," and features scent themes like peace, courage, and balance.

Kintsugi Candle Co.: Founder Allison Jones started her company, Kintsugi, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor and finding solace in aromatherapy during her treatment. The word "Kintsugi" translates to "Golden Journey" in Japanese and refers to the time-honored art of repairing broken pottery using lacquer mixed with gold to highlight the beauty of imperfection.

Love Notes: These candles are made with natural soy wax and are cotton-based, lead-free, and feature custom-blended fragrances, so you can have the scented-candle of your dreams.

Pontie Wax: This shop sells hand-poured candles in dreamy scents, like lemon lavender sugar and coconut clove mango.

Pur Home: Founder Angela Richardson began her journey into eco-friendly living seven years ago when she made her first-ever natural bar of soap. Fast forward to today and her site features an entire line of kitchen and bathroom products that will leave your home sparkling and smelling fresh.

SimplyGVO: This shop name stands for "simply good vibes only" says it all — get all-natural candles and wellness products to create a dreamy at-home spa.


Katie is the Commerce Editor at Hunker. She has previously been on staff at Shape Magazine, Well+Good, and PureWow, and has spent her life perfecting the art of online shopping.

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