Where Are The Black Home Design Personalities? This One Created Her Own Platform

How many interior design/home improvement TV personalities can you think of? Sure, there are tons, right? But how many of them are Black? If you’re struggling to think of a single one, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, the truth is that it’s not at all hard to binge-watch home décor shows on a Saturday and not see a single Black or Brown face in a lead role. The June 2020 Vogue UK article “Interior Design Has A Race Problem—And It Needs To Be Addressed” explores the stark lack of diversity across the industry.

Texas mom of eight Tara L. Paige didn’t see Black women represented in the home design media ecosystem so she decided to create her own space.

Tara’s passion was ignited as she explored options for extending her living space beyond her four walls amid Covid-19 shelter in place orders.

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Design Unites Charity Auction Supports Black Artists + Designers Guild

Photo credit: Courtesy of Isla Bella Beach Resort; Photography by Alaric Campbell
Photo credit: Courtesy of Isla Bella Beach Resort; Photography by Alaric Campbell

From ELLE Decor

With the recent reckoning the world is experiencing due to racial injustices, the Hearst Luxury and Design Group, through the broader #DesignUnites initiative, is supporting the Black design community by hosting a charitable auction to benefit the Black Artists + Designers Guild, a nonprofit organization that aims to amplify the art, projects, and voices of Black creators and makers.

You have the opportunity to give back while you bid to win a resort stay or gorgeous chair. The lot includes a mix of beautiful furniture, chic accessories, and one-of-a-kind experiences. All funds raised through the CharityBuzz auction will go toward the guild’s initiatives, including Mission Fund, education, and the BADG Concept House.

Here is the list of all items being auctioned, and visit the CharityBuzz site to start your bidding here.

Auction Lots:

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