Greetings from Las Vegas! When you read this, I’ll be running around the expo halls of the 2024 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. But I didn’t want you to miss out on a Gold Notes post just because I’m on the road.

This one celebrates Black History Month with a look at wellness design in the African American community. I interviewed professionals across disciplines and geography for their takes on what their clients are prioritizing. I hope you find the their responses as fascinating as I did.

By the way, in researching this topic, I came across a gorgeous coffee table book that informs and inspires. It’s called  Iconic Home: Interiors, Advice, And Stories from 50 Amazing Black Designers (Abrams, 2023). It’s 256 pages chock full of four color photography, was written by June Reese and Black Interior Designers, Inc. Highly recommend!

Dining room with plants, art and bookcase.

African Americans prioritize wellness via natural materials and cultural representation.
[ICONIC HOME (ABRAMS, 2023) // JUSTINA BLAKENEY (DESIGN / PHOTOGRAPHY)]

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