We love making our living spaces look cute. But for us here at RH, we care a lot about the story, meaning, and impact our home buys have. That's why we've done a deep dive into exploring the numerous Black-owned home decor brands out there and pulling our absolute favorite pieces that are making us hit "check out." These Black-owned businesses specialize in everything from bed sheets to furniture to glassware, though this list is in no way comprehensive of the incredible talent out there.
While we celebrate Juneteenth today, these BIPOC designers and brands should be on your radar long into the future, too. Bookmark this page and start filling your cart!
Alongside the popularity of the 15 Percent Pledge, where major retailers like West Elm, Nordstrom, and Macy's have promised to devote 15% of shelf space to BIPOC brands, many retailers have created collections to make it easy and fast to discover established and emerging brands. We've tried to make it easy, too, with a list of places to discover Black-owned brands at the end of our finds.
15 Black-owned home decor brands to remember
1. Estelle Colored Glass
Even if you're a minimalist, you'll be a color convert after seeing Estelle Colored Glass. The gorgeous, handblown glasses, decanters, and cake stands come in an array of candy-colored hues. If you're not using them for a dinner party with friends, these deserve a permanent spot on your bar cart. The company was named to honor the founder's grandmother, Estelle.
$185 for 6
2. Jungalow by Justina Blakeney
Before her boho-chic collaboration with Target's Opalhouse line, Justina Blakeney's Jungalow brand, filled with soft goods and decor, a rug collection with Loloi, and even wallpaper that boasts a healthy dose of maximalism. This graphic quilt is inspired by traditional Suzani quilt designs; charcoal-colored dots paired with the sun motifs are meant to symbolize the infinite nature of the cosmos.
Founded by twin brothers, both with design backgrounds, Goodee has developed into a marketplace offering essential homewares and lifestyle products for better living, with spotlights on causes these brands support like gender advocacy or heritage craft preservation. Within the site, is a collection of Black artisan brands, including woven pendant lamps from Golden Editions, the most beautiful selection of everyday housewares made in Kenya by Siafu Home, and wooden tools inspired by Nigerian kitchens from the The DÅ Brand.
Among the growing networks of sites devoted to indoor house plants, is Grounded Plants, fueled by two D.C. area natives who are on a mission to help you disconnect and decompress through the appreciation of plants. In addition to plants, Grounded offers up tons of growing advice and resources for first-time plant owners to be successful with their plant adventures.
5. Sabai Design
A sustainably-focused furniture company that's BIPOC-founded? Yes, please! The Essential Sofa from Sabai is super luxe and constructed out of FSC-certified wood, domestic maple, CertiPUR-US certified high resiliency foam, 100% recycled fiberfill, and upholstered in recycled velvet or upcycled poly. Its closed-loop initiatives make it easy to have your sofa repaired, and when you're ready for a new look, to sell it on its secondhand marketplace.
Linoto came to be in 2007 after Jason Evege, with a background in New York's Garment District, was seeking well-made linen sheets without the $1K price tag. Now, the company makes linen sheets, towels, kitchen towels, and even boxer shorts, offering one of the vastest color selections we've ever seen. The linen is sourced from mills in Italy and Belgium before being handcrafted in Westchester County, New York.
7. Aya Paper Co.
Caught Lucky Girl Syndrome? You definitely need a manifestation journal for your bedside table. We're drooling over this one from Aya Paper Co. that's made out of recycled paper so it's cute and kind to the planet! In fact, one of the company's core values is sustainability, and it uses low-waste packaging, works with local manufacturers, and gives back to Black communities.
8. Rochelle Porter Design
Atlanta-based Rochelle Porter has an eye for the bold, with her graphic collection of kitchen linens and pillows, which incorporates details from both Scandinavian and West Aftican design. Each piece is sewn in a woman-owned factory in Atlanta and printed with eco-friendly dyes. You can also shop her Etsy for athleisure sets.
9. The Black Home
Looking for something a li'l luxe? This gorgeous Noir candle from The Black Home is it. The sleek vessel will look gorg sitting on your coffee table books and will really help set the mood when 5:30 PM on a Friday rolls around. Its refreshing but layered scent has notes of ylang ylang, geranium, and rosewood. Grab the matches!
10. Bolé Road Textiles
Ethiopian-born Hana Getachew named her company after the main street in her birth town of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The name and brand were inspired by the tradition and culture of the buzzing community space the road represents. The NY-based studio combines ancient weaving traditions with a modern global aesthetic. All pillows, throws, and rugs are handwoven by Ethiopian artisans, including the Dusty Rose Aman Pillow pictured.
11. Candice Luter
After a statement? Candice Luter's sensational accents will do the trick. The interior designer and fiber artist amps up the cool factor with her mixed media mirror pieces, often working with macramé, wood, or fringe to turn mirrors into multi-functional works of art. All her items are custom-made, and we're absolutely obsessed with these dramatic half-circle mirror sets.
11. Ceramic Meltdown
Classic ceramic shapes get an abstract makeover on Kyle Scott Lee's wheel. These hand-thrown and hand-glazed colorful vases feature his signature dot pattern and are the perfect statement piece for your coffee table or bookshelf.
Bronx culinary collective Ghetto Gastro partnered with kitchen-electrics brand CRUX, another BIPOC brand, for a line of sleek and modern-looking appliances that have an edge over basic picks. These include air fryers, coffee makers, waffle makers, and more. The company donates 5% of all proceeds to a collective of nonprofits democratizing access to food.
With a bunch of adorable hand-painted pots, you'll be having a real hard time choosing one from PepperPalm. The goal of Pepper, the founder, is to "create art for you and your plants." While we can't get enough of this Y2K-inspired planter, there are some other abstract and squiggly pieces that have caught our eyes, too.
14. Edloe Finch
While in college, former NFL player Darryl Sharpton sold furniture to make a little extra money. He started Edloe Finch in 2017 with his wife Jessica, who has a background in home building, with a mission to offer modern and affordable furniture. For instance, this gorgeous mid-century modern-inspired coffee table is made of solid mango wood with a detailed honeycomb carving.
15. Johanna Howard Home
Johanna Howard sources the softest and finest baby Alpaca throw blankets we've ever touched. Her signature Madison throw blanket comes in several solid colors, or with a subtle herringbone weave, and they're made under sustainable and Fair Trade conditions in Peru. Alpaca is softer than cashmere and warmer than merino, for a blanket that is utterly timeless.
More places to discover Black-owned creators and brands
- 15% Pledge: The growing initiate championed by Brother Vellie's Aurora James for retailers to devote 15% of shelf space to Black-owned brands has an entire database devoted to Black businesses
- Amazon Launchpad: A featured selection of storefronts owned by Black creatives
- Etsy: a featured section devoted to Black makers from crafts, decor,
- Madewell Labels We Love: Discover Black-owned businesses in the fashion and lifestyle space
- Nordstrom: A special section devoted to sharing Black-owned and founded brands
- Society6: Browse through a large selection of art and prints from talented Black artists
- West Elm Local: During February, 50% of the proceeds from West Elm LOCAL will support the 15 Percent Pledge and NAACP
- Target Black-Owned: Over 1,000 products spanning all household categories