Friday, June 29, 2012


Welcome to the inaugural entry for the 'The Bold and the Beautiful', a lifestyle blog by me for you, featuring my favorite things from the world of design, art, fashion, food and travel - but mostly interior design, of course.

This first post is old news but I would be remiss if I did not give kudos to the Top 20 African American Interior Designers.  This list was compiled by Kimberly Ward of the design blog, Pink Eggshell.  She hosted a fabulous event last month at the 40/40 Club in NYC to announce this prestigious group of "artists."  So here they are (in alphabetical order)...

 Marian Akinloye of MA Design Studio in New York
Helen Bailey of Urban Living in Chicago
Michel Boyd of Smith Boyd Interiors in Atlanta
 Keitha Brathwaite of Contrast Design Group in Chicago 
 Sheila Bridges of Sheila Bridges Design in New York
 Howard Brown of Howard Brown Design in Atlanta
Darryl Carter of Darryl Carter, Inc. in Washington, DC
 Anishka Clarke of Ishka Designs, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY
 Joan Goodwin of Verandah Interiors in Columbia, SC
Elaine Griffin of Elaine Griffin Interior Design in New York
Cecil Hayes of Cecil's Designers Unlimited in Miami
Alicia LaMar of Alicia LaMar Home in Los Angeles
Joy Moyler of Joy Moyler Interiors in New York
Janice Palmer of Palmer Design LLC in Atlanta
Roderick Shade of Roderick N. Shade Interior Design in New York
Erin Shakoor of Shakoor Interiors in Chicago
Courtney Sloane of Courtney Sloane Design in New Jersey
Lisa Turner of Interior Obsessions in Los Angeles
Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home in New York
Ron Woodson of Woodson and Rum in Los Angeles 

Seated from left: Erin Shakoor, Lisa Turner, Anishka Clarke, Janice Palmer, Michel Boyd,
Ron Woodson, Howard Brown and Joan Goodwin.  Standing from left: Alicia LaMar,
Joy Moyler, Robin Wilson, Kimberly Ward and Elaine Griffin

My GOAL: To be on this list within five years...

Peace and Blessings,

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