[Updated] Redo Your Digs With Even More Black-Owned Home Goods We Love

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Photo:  Black Pepper Paperie Co/F.Schumacher & Co.
Photo: Black Pepper Paperie Co/F.Schumacher & Co.

If the past couple of COVID lockdown has you thinking about making a change to your home decor, there’s no time like the present. Even if you don’t have a massive budget to work with, a coat of paint, a new accent rug or even a few colorful throw pillows can go a long way to make an old space feel new again.

If you’re looking to redo your digs, we hope you’ll find some design inspiration from these home goods from Black-owned brands.

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Black Pepper Paperie Co/F.Schumacher & Co. - Wallpaper and Throw Pillows

Photo:  Black Pepper Paperie Co/F.Schumacher & Co.
Photo: Black Pepper Paperie Co/F.Schumacher & Co.

If you’re looking to go bold with your space, check out Black Pepper Paperie Co.’s collab with F.Schumacher & Co. on a collection of wall coverings and pillows. The whimsical designs work just as well on an accent wall or an entire space.

Black Pepper Paperie Co/F.Schumacher & Co. - Wallpaper and Throw Pillows

Photo:  Black Pepper Paperie Co./F.Schumacher & Co.
Photo: Black Pepper Paperie Co./F.Schumacher & Co.

According to Black Pepper Paperie Co. CEO Hadiya Williams, the inspiration for the collection comes from an important piece of Black culture. “I was inspired by The Wiz, one of my favorite films/musicals: from the story, to the style, the design, and visuals from the mid to late 1970s.”

The Camp Interiors - Bandbox Armoire

Photo:  Screen shot - thecampnyc.com
Photo: Screen shot - thecampnyc.com

If you’re short on closet space, an armoire can give more storage options. This Bandbox Armoire from The Camp Interiors is just as stylish as it is functional. Customize yours with one of the wallpaper designs from their collection and add a Founder and principal designer, Julia Leigh Sergeon, brings her New York City flair for fashion to her colorful line of products for the home.

Jomo Furniture - Dogon Stool/End Table

Photo:  Screen shot: jomofurniture.com
Photo: Screen shot: jomofurniture.com

Add the Dogon Stool/End Table from Jomo Furniture to any room and it is sure to be a conversation starter. The design is the work of Ethiopian American artist and industrial designer Jomo Tariku, who was inspired by the art and furniture pieces his father collected on his travels .


Akwaaba Inns for Hotel Collection - Pleated Faux Leather Decorative Pillow/Embroidered Ombre Geo Decorative Pillow

Photo:  Akwaaba Inns for Hotel Collection/Macy’s
Photo: Akwaaba Inns for Hotel Collection/Macy’s

Throw pillows are a great way to spruce up your space without spending a lot of money. Whether you choose the Pleated Faux Leather Decorative Pillow or the Embroidered Ombre Geo Decorative Pillow, the beautiful earthy tones and textures of these pillows from the Akwaaba Inns for Hotel Collection created for Macy’s will give your space some instant glam. The line was created by Monique Greenwood, former Essence editor-in-chief and founder and CEO of Akwaaba Inns. Her limited edition collection of pillows, linens, tableware will add the perfect touch of coziness to your space.

Akwaaba Inns for Hotel Collection - Serving Trays and Wine Glasses with Decals

Photo:  Akwaaba Inns for Hotel Collection/Macy’s
Photo: Akwaaba Inns for Hotel Collection/Macy’s

When it’s time for tea, these Wood & Glass Serve Trays from the Akwaaba Inns for Hotel Collection created for Macy’s let you serve your guests in style. And if when it’s happy hour, why not upgrade your boring old stemware with these wine glasses with decals?

54kibo - Woven Blue Pendant Light

Add a touch of boho chic to any room with this woven chandelier from 54kibo. Ethically hand crafted of wood and wax cord in Cape Town, South Africa, the design of this unique light fixture is inspired by African jewelry. Founder Nana Quagraine launched 54kibo as a love letter to her native Africa. The name honors the continent’s 54 countries and Kibo, the highest summit atop Mt. Kilimanjaro. Beautiful lighting, wall art, textiles and more are what you’ll find in this gorgeous shop.

Tabitha Brown for Target - Metal with Brushed Gold Lid Candle

Photo:  Screen grab from Target.com
Photo: Screen grab from Target.com

Is there anything Tabitha Brown can’t do? The actress, entrepreneur and foodie is sharing her impeccable style with the rest of us by creating a colorful line of furniture and decor items for Target. These soy candles from the Tabitha Brown for Target line are some of my favorite items in the collection. They have a lovely citrus scent. And when they’re not burning, the metal tin with gold lid adds the perfect pop of color to any mantle.

Tabitha Brown for Target - Reversible Floral & Dot Accent Rug

Photo:  Screen grab from Target.com
Photo: Screen grab from Target.com

This reversible accent rug from Tabitha Brown for Target is like getting two rugs in one. Whether you prefer the polka dot or the floral print, the pink trim gives it just enough of a color pop to set off any indoor or outdoor space you place it in.

Jungalow by Justina Blakeney - Prosperity Shower Curtain

Photo:  Screen grab from Target.com
Photo: Screen grab from Target.com
Justina Blakeney
Justina Blakeney

Who says neutral colors have to be boring? This shower curtain from Jungalow by Justina Blakeney adds the perfect neutral pop to any bathroom. And if you want to bring in a little color, you can go crazy with accessories. Designer Justina Blakeney is the epitome of bohemian chic. She believes that creativity is the key to having an amazing home.

Jungalow - Color Dipped Wall Planter Set

Photo:  screen shot - Jungalow.com
Photo: screen shot - Jungalow.com

If you don’t have enough window or counter space for plants, try these colorful wall planters from Jungalow. Just don’t forget to water them!

The Black Home - Pastel Pink Classic Dutch Oven

Photo:  TheBlackHome.com
Photo: TheBlackHome.com
Neffi Walker
Neffi Walker

Even if you don’t cook, this pastel pink dutch oven from The Black Home will make you look the part. Made with 40 percent recycled cast-iron, this 5.5 quart pot is perfect for all of your favorite soups and stews. But it’s so pretty, you almost may not want to get it dirty. With every piece in her line, mom, business owner and principal designer of The Black Home, Neffi Walker makes the ordinary extraordinary with subtle pops of color and opulent accents.

Candice Luter - Half-Circle Fringe Mirror

If you’re looking for a creative take on the traditional mirror, look no further than the Half-Circle Fring Mirror from Candice Luter’s collection. The wooden accent and neutral fringe will be the perfect complement to any color palette. Owner and designer, Candice Luter launched her Etsy shop in 2019, where she works with a small group of women to make everything by hand.

Domain by Laura Hodges Studio - Semi Circle Vase

Photo:  Screen shot - domainbylaurahodgestudio.com
Photo: Screen shot - domainbylaurahodgestudio.com
Photo:  screen shot - laurahodgesstudio.com
Photo: screen shot - laurahodgesstudio.com

Your faux and real plants will feel right at home in this semi circle vase from Domain by Laura Hodges Studio. The neutral ceramic planter works in any corner of your space. Designer Laura Hodges knows the meaning of style. And her impeccable taste is influence by her love of travel and appreciation for diverse cultures.

Peace + Riot - Hammered Stainless Steel Canisters

Photo:  peaceandriot.com
Photo: peaceandriot.com

These Hammered Stainless Steel Canisters from Peace + Riot are the perfect hiding place for your sugar, flour and other kitchen staples. The copper-colored stainless steel will bring the glam to your countertop. Brooklyn native and interior designer, Achuziam Maha-Sanchez created Peace + Riot to honor her African and Caribbean heritage. All of her kitchen and table accessories, textiles and decor items are simple with elegant touches that will immediately freshen up any space.

Peace + Riot - Luxe Gold Glitter Runner

Photo:  Screenshot - peaceandriot.com
Photo: Screenshot - peaceandriot.com

There’s something about gold that makes everything look glam. And this gold table runner from Peace + Riot is an inexpensive way to make your dining room look luxe.