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Architectural Digest, Black Interior Designers Network Announce Creators of Iconic Home Digital Showhouse

Opening on Nov. 18, the all-Black digital showhouse will included 19 Black interior designers and architects from across the United States.

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Architectural Digest and the Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN) announce the interior designers and architects that are leading the complete creative direction of The Iconic Home, an inaugural all-Black digital designer showhouse debuting on ArchDigest.com on Nov. 18, 2020.

In a historic move to prioritize diversity and inclusivity in design, the creative team includes 19 designers from 16 firms, ranging in location from New York to Los Angeles. The participating designers and architects are as follows:

  • Architecture design by Samantha Josaphat and Luis Medina of STUDIO 397 Architecture
  • Entry and powder room by Elaine Griffin of Elaine Griffin at Home
  • Kitchen by Brigette Romanek of Romanek Design Studio
  • Living room and hall by Michel Smith Boyd of SMITHBOYD Interiors
  • Office by Amhad Freeman of Amhad Freeman Interiors
  • Courtyard by Christopher Charles Evans of ChristopherCharles Interiors/IndigoRED, LLC
  • Mud closet and garage by Brenda Danso of BD Interior Design
  • Cabana guest room by Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters of FORBES MASTERS
  • Wellness room by Anthony Dunning of Traders Haven Design
  • Pool surround by Tiffany Cobb of Tiffany René Interior Design
  • Primary bedroom by Keia McSwain of Kimberly + Cameron Interiors
  • Primary bathroom by Eneia White of Eneia White Interiors
  • Laundry by Leah Alexander of Beauty Is Abundant
  • Guest room 1 by Ariene C. Bethea of Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio, LLC
  • Guest room 2 by Carmeon Hamilton of Nubi Interiors
  • Rooftop terrace by Jason Bolden and Adair Curtis of JSN Studio

Dubbed The Iconic Home, the name pays homage to late BIDN founder Kimberly Ward whose goal was to use the name for a future showhouse that connects consumers and homeowners with the vast talent of the Black design community.

The Iconic Home showhouse will debut on archdigest.com/iconichome on November 18, 2020 and will be an immersive experience featuring e-commerce enabled, 360°photorealistic renderings, which will integrate products via shoppable hotspots that can link directly to e-commerce. The Iconic Home sponsors included LG, Gaggenau, Caesarstone, Crate and Barrel, CB2, Purple Innovation, Inc., The Shade Store and Interface®.

Proceeds raised through The Iconic Home will go to the Black Interior Designers Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and will be used to support BIDN initiatives which strive toward building an equitable interior design community that recognizes and values its Black members. BIDN initiatives including the annual BIDN conference, diversity and inclusivity training, AA Top 20 program, and the ongoing business resources and referrals program that matches members with potential clients. To learn more about The Iconic Home, visit www.archdigest.com/iconichome.

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