4 African American Home Decor Books We Love!

Looking to decorate your house and need some inspiration? A�No worries, we have you covered! We have curated some of our favorite African American Decor Books and are excited to share this list with you. If you love decor or are just getting started, this list ofA�4 African American Home Decor Books We Love is the perfect start to a decor collection and a great gift for any Black Southern Belle in your family. Happy Decorating!

1)Remix: Decorating with Culture, Objects, and SoulA�


AphroChic bloggers and designers Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason along withA�LonnyA�co-founder and photographer Patrick Cline take you into homesA�where cultural, global dA�cor breathes beauty and soul into contemporary interiors. Whether you love to source pieces from your travels or simply wish to evoke the destination of your dreams,A�RemixA�shows how bold color, unique patterns like ikats and suzanis, original art, and handcrafted furnishings and accessories can help you express your cultural experiences in stylish, unforgettable rooms.A�



2)Style and Grace: African Americans at Home

Take an extraordinary glimpse at African-American homes of style and beauty! The first book of its kind,Style and Grace: African-Americans at Home beautifully presents the African-American tradition for flair and creativity in home design and decoration. Readers will peek inside the impeccable homes of: Russell Simmons Gordon Parks Charles Rangel Sylvia Williams And more! With stunning photography alongside delightful accounts of each domain and its inhabitants, this gorgeous volume paints a rich portrait of home elegance. A true celebration of distinctive style!

3)Furnishing Forward: A Practical Guide to Furnishing for a LifetimeA�

A fun and informative manual designed to assist young people who want to decorate with “real” furniture in their new homes. The author sets out to help to guide the reader in finding a personal style and establishing a realistic budget, whilst at the same time working with colour. Bridges shares both her professional and personal anecdotes to help first-time home- and flat-owners make the transition in purchasing furniture that will endure for years. With the help of professional designers, Bridges offers advice on how to shop for quality pieces and create the look you want.


4)Cecil Hayes 9 Steps to Beautiful Living: Dream, Design, and Decorate your Home with Style


Beauty, elegance, and attention to the smallest detailsa��these are the hallmarks of the work of acclaimed interior designerA�Cecil Hayes. One of the most celebrated designers in the world,A�Cecil HayesA�at last shares her secrets inA�Cecil Hayes 9 Steps to Beautiful Living. Readers will discover how Hayesa��s nine steps, developed over the course of her career, make it easya��and even enjoyablea��to transform a house into a dream home. Stunning full-color photographs illustrate the authora��s ideas with examples of rooms she has designed for top stars from sports, music, and movies, including Wesley Snipes, Samuel Jackson, Ty Law, and Timbaland. Clear, step-by-step instructions, cutting-edge design ideas, and warm advice give readers the confidence to create rooms that work well and look stunning.


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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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