HELLO, PALS. A few months ago, we published our ultimate online home shopping resource list. If you take a peek at that page, you’ll notice that we’ve added a WHOLE BUNCH of new names, vendors, and small businesses. (And we’re still adding more! It’s a forever work in progress, so it makes a great bookmark.)
There have been so many incredible roundups featuring Black-owned businesses published over the past week, but we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some of the new brands on that resource list that we here at EHD will be sourcing from moving forward. We’ve spent time on each of their sites, we’ve begun the process of reaching out to introduce ourselves (if you haven’t gotten a note from me yet, it’s coming!), and today, we’re highlighting a few of our favorite products from each.
Each vendor below is currently live, taking orders, and shipping — though we did still include a few links to our favorite retailers who have sold out of their inventory just because we want you to get to know them, too — and we encourage you to take a peek at their site, to follow them on Instagram (and to engage with their content!), and to take a deeper look at the products we’ve fallen in love with.
This is a VERY earnest intro (and I mean every word!), but y’all, I wrote this post so it is about to get a little weird. Below, you’ll find a ton of Emily-approved product, but you’ll also find honest feedback like “holding this mug with two hands will make you feel like you’re starring in an HBO drama” and “this wallpaper will help you actualize your lifelong dream of being the coolest person in your neighborhood.”
WE’RE GONNA HAVE FUN, OK? IT’S GO TIME.
PS. Sorry, I lied — just one more note! If you’d like to recommend a Black-owned business that you love and that I’ve missed (still not a totally omniscient internet shopping expert, despite what my phone’s screen time function will tell you), I’d love to learn more about them! I’m still finding new vendors every day, but I’m super grateful for any input that can help aid the discovery process. Please leave me a note with any of your favorites down in the comments (also, please just leave me a note in general, because I LOVE TALKING TO YOU and I MISSED YOU). OK. Now it’s go time. BUCKLE UP!
Furniture & Decor
Follow on Instagram: @_54kibo
Bookmark For: Contemporary, organic pieces that will bring some soul to your space
Our Picks: This pendant lamp that Em gushed about yesterday, this mirror that could work in both a minimalist OR a post-modern home (!!!), and this hand-carved end table that’s perfect for drinks
Follow on Instagram: @alisandifer
Bookmark For: Timeless, hand-produced case goods, tables, and desks
Our Picks: The construction of this 2020-take on a mid-century coffee table is giving me heart palpitations!!!
Follow on Instagram: @aphrochic
Bookmark For: Furniture, wallpaper, and accessories that will literally brighten up your home
Our Picks: This blue and white pouf/ottoman that reminds me of Em’s Glendale home, this stunning chandelier (especially in copper!), and this authentic Juju Hat in pink
Follow on Instagram: @bespokebinny
Bookmark For: Brightly colored and patterned throws, pillows, oven mitts (perfect for gifting!), and more
Our Picks: THE LAMPSHADES. We’re on a real lampshade kick here at EHD right now. Natalie also offers a lampshade-making course so you can MAKE YOUR OWN LAMPSHADES. (We are VERY excited about this.)
Follow on Instagram: @laurahodgesstudio
Bookmark For: An incredibly well-curated shop stocking the perfect finishing touches for any room
Our Picks: These napkin rings that will say, “hey, this person has their life together” when your guests see them and this VERY COOL spiked vase that will perfectly bridge your angsty childhood self with your grown, actualized, design-loving adult self (please comment and tell me that you feel this way, too)
Follow on Instagram: @ecovibestyle
Bookmark For: I know I’m supposed to write something concise here, but I’m blown away by their fair pricing and sustainable practices. I actually thought there was a loading error — the whole site is beautiful AND affordable. Bookmark for everything!!!
Our Picks: This $95 terrazzo end table, this $250 rattan chair with circle sides (geometric AND earthy? CHEF’S KISS!), and this $125 pair of brass planters that would easily go for double on a larger site (I wrote our Memorial Day sale post, looked at about a million planters, and am not joking)
Follow on Instagram: @effortlesscomposition
Bookmark For: A whole bunch of pieces that will make people say, “hey, WHERE DID YOU GET THAT?” when you share photos of your home on Instagram
Our Picks: This $49 version of the chain in Sara’s living room and this organic-modern candle holder that would look awesome on your dresser, dining table, or coffee table
Follow on Instagram: @ethelsclub
Bookmark For: Home goods curated by someone who’s WAY cooler than you, but in a nice and approachable way — like a nice older sister with good taste, or a cool daughter who’s patient and tags you in Instagram posts
Our Picks: This playful planter (just click, I swear that’s the right word for it), and this mug that mixes neutrals with 1980s Memphis inspo
Follow on Instagram: @expeditionsubsahara
Bookmark For: The penultimate source for all-things woven — baskets, bowls, placemats, and more
Our Picks: This bright lidded basket could work as toy storage, as a laundry hamper, as a container for your blankets in your living room….the possibilities are endless!
Follow on Instagram: @goodeeworld
Bookmark For: A one-stop shop for ethically-designed, well-made pieces for every room in your home from an insanely well-curated selection of makers
Our Picks: Em recommends this indigo lumbar and this hanging pendant lamp, and I love this kid’s play table made from recycled materials
Follow on Instagram: @brittaneyelise
Bookmark For: Warm, inviting, casual, California cool, “effortless expensive” essentials (yes, we do love this aesthetic so much that we have written multiple posts about it)
Our Picks: This graphic striped ceramic vase, this wavy steel magazine holder, and this sculptural side table
Follow on Instagram: @jomofurniture
Bookmark For: Modern African design so versatile that it could truly work with any decor style you already have in your home
Our Picks: Em’s already reached out about grabbing this adjustable-height stool for her own home, and I think that this stool is a jaw-dropper
Follow on Instagram: @thejungalow
Bookmark For: Justina can do no wrong! The best selection of decor, wallpaper, and art that celebrates the connection between humans and nature
Our Picks: This sage green geometric wallpaper, these ceramic planters (pro tip: pick up more than one so you can mix and match!), and these bookends that double as vases. Plus, Emily just bought this piece of art for her house
Follow on Instagram: @sustainablehomegoods
Bookmark For: The organic vases in soft pastels and the felt flowers
Our Picks: THE FELT FLOWERS, Y’ALL. They’re so sweet! Eschew your faux florals and lean into something like this lavender stem, this lotus, or this snapdragon instead. (Would also be VERY cute in a kid’s room!!)
Follow on Instagram: @woodwardthrowbacks
Bookmark For: Reclaimed wood pieces that will make your Mountain House-loving heart smile
Our Picks: This bench made from salvaged homes in Detroit and this reclaimed wood that’s similar in tone to the beechwood we used for the Mountain House cladding and flooring
Follow on Instagram: @xnstudio_
Bookmark For: Your new go-to source for mudcloth, indigo, and batik pillows and furniture
Our Picks: Butterfly chairs are very cool again (and also very versatile — you can swap out covers to fit your room!) and we love this mudcloth version
BUT WAIT, WE’RE NOT DONE. We’d also like to congratulate Grain & Knot, Our Lovely Goods, and Yowie on totally selling through ALL of their inventory before we were able to hit the “publish” button on this post. THAT’S AMAZING. Congrats!!!
Follow on Instagram: @45threemodernvintage
Bookmark For: Weekly art sales every Monday — also follow the hashtag #cybercrimemonday for updates
Our Picks: These M. Negus abstract and color-blocked pieces!!!
Follow on Instagram: @badlandsvintagethrift
Bookmark For: 70s-90s pieces — if you’re burnt out on MCM, this is your spot. (Also, Brittany is currently raising money for a new warehouse and more!)
Our Picks: Her product goes FAST (turn on those post notifications!) but the lines on this sofa are insane — leave it as-is for an 80s desert vibe or reupholster in a linen for a fresh look
Follow on Instagram: @claudehome
Bookmark For: That HIGH-QUALITY vintage (and a ton of additional inspiration)
Our Picks: ALL OF IT. This boucle sofa. The Alky chair. The Gae Aulenti coffee table. The Kagan sofa. How much time do you have? I will link this entire feed. I’m serious.
Follow on Instagram: @dressmyroom
Bookmark For: Incredible variety — everything from 19th-century primitive pieces to 1980s laminate waterfall tables. There’s something for everyone!
Our Picks: Speaking of 1980s laminate waterfall tables…
Follow on Instagram: @eastonhaus
Bookmark For: Consistently strong sourcing of sofas, chairs, coffee tables, and end tables
Our Picks: WELL DANG, everything I wanted to show y’all has SOLD OUT. Turn on those post notifications!!! For posterity’s sake, here’s a pedestal that I missed out on last month that haunts me in my dreams
Follow on Instagram: @epoquehome
Bookmark For: 1980s deco lamps. No one does it better.
Our Picks: This black cascading option is perfect dipping a toe into the new trend waters. Also, should I buy this panther lamp that’s been in my saved folder for a while? I feel like I should, right?
Follow on Instagram: @thelamlabel
Bookmark For: Vintage ceramics, especially hand-shaped ones
Our Picks: Hello, it’s me, your broken record — just here to remind you to turn on post notifications for these vintage vendors. You know, just so you don’t miss out on something like this vintage toast rack and then think “shoot, that could have been mine if I had just turned on my post notifications!!!”
Follow on Instagram: @lichennyc
Bookmark For: Those splurge-worthy, iconic pieces that you’ll keep for a lifetime
Our Picks: This Gaetano Pesce chair could literally be the only piece of furniture in your room and it would absolutely look like an intentional art installation
Follow on Instagram: @loftandthought
Bookmark For: ORGANIC WOOD PIECES. I cannot stress this enough. I have written a whole bunch about buying vintage on Instagram and THIS IS THE BEST ACCOUNT FOR COOL WOOD FURNITURE. I promise.
Our Picks: These pencil reed rattan club chairs, this sculptural bent plywood stool, and this lil’ pair of chairs that you’re now probably going to think about for a whole week
Follow on Instagram: @wildfang_home
Bookmark For: Shell lamps, Murano lamps, and tons of inspiration
Our Picks: Hana is the mind behind this raffle that you may have seen going around — winners are announced on June 16th and you can catch up on all entry details in this post!
Ceramics & Glassware
Follow on Instagram: @thecoycollection
Bookmark For: Small-batch ceramic cups, mugs, vases, and more (and earrings! I know this is a home roundup, but they are very cute!)
Our Picks: These multi-functional cow print cups are graphic, playful and would look cute in any room of your home
Follow on Instagram: @ekuaceramics
Bookmark For: Essential pieces with a whimsical twist. Like, if you need a cup, why not make it a really special cup?
Our Picks: I screamed for one full hour after seeing the handle on this lavender mug. It’s SCALLOPED, you guys!!!
Follow on Instagram: @estellecoloredglass
Bookmark For: Colored glass…and general mood-boosting, because this shot of all these glasses is INCREDIBLY soothing. (It can’t just be me — I know at least one of you must feel the same)
Our Picks: You gotta go with the custom set — choose your favorite six colors! (Our office favorites include lavender, mint, amethyst, and emerald)
Follow on Instagram: @greyremedyco
Bookmark For: Handcrafted ceramics that will make you feel like you’re playing the leading role in an HBO drama about your life
Our Picks: Spent about 5 minutes dreaming about drinking out of this blush mug while wearing a wrap sweater and looking out over the ocean before remembering that I live in the middle of a city next to a fast-food restaurant
ANOTHER QUICK PITSTOP, PLEASE. Here are a few more ceramicists that we love — each sold out of product before we published, but we wanted to make sure they’re all on your radar. (They are that good!) Congratulations to Black Pepper Paperie Co., Lolly Lolly, Naked Clay Ceramics, Nur Ceramics, and Pottery by Osa.
Textiles & Bedding
Follow on Instagram: @boleroadtextiles
Bookmark For: Hand-woven throws, curtains, rugs, and pillows with incredible texture and depth
Our Picks: Em’s a big fan of this wall hanging (a huge impact for $119 and perfect for those open spaces where you need a big piece of art), and I love this dusty rose blanket and this neutral lumbar that could really simplify your bed styling process
Follow on Instagram: @duettinteriors
Bookmark For: The ultimate grandma-cool pillow source
Our Picks: HOLY. Who knew we’d fall in love with plastic-protected pillows? How does plastic make jacquard look more modern? Just look at how this one is styled and you’re gonna get on board too, I swear
Follow on Instagram: @ispaci
Bookmark For: Our favorite cozy and comfortable lumbars (Cherise also takes custom orders!)
Our Picks: Send a photo of your space or requested colors, styles, or textures to get the perfect pillow made just for you. Em owns a custom one and loves it, and I have my eye on this mini lumbar as a birthday present for my mom! (MOM, don’t read this!!!!)
Follow on Instagram: @johannahowardhome
Bookmark For: A dream collection of drape-anywhere throws for every home and decor aesthetic
Our Picks: This deco throw could either pull traditional/glam or graphic/modern depending on the room (a truly foolproof pick! Bookmark this for gifting, you cannot go wrong!)
Follow on Instagram: @linotodotcom
Bookmark For: Linen bedding, bath, and curtains at an unbeatable price (again, trust me, I look at prices ALL DAY)
Our Picks: This sheet set comes in 25 different colors, y’all. TWENTY. FIVE. There are neutrals. There are brights. There’s a stripe. There’s a set for you in there, I can feel it!!!
Follow on Instagram: @tactilematter
Bookmark For: Stunning textiles and prints (maybe even a ceramic or two!) that will make your home feel like it’s golden hour 24/7
Our Picks: We’re so inspired by the tones and lines of this throw and of this print — either would be great “jumping off point” for starting your room design
Follow on Instagram: @christadavid.art
Bookmark For: Incredible work that combines paint and collage
Our Picks: HELLO, I’M OBSESSED with this primary color series. I fell hard and fast for this yellow ‘joy’ piece before realizing that there are blue (for peace) and red (for play) prints, too. This is the kind of triptych that EHD can get behind!!!
Follow on Instagram: @dianehilldesign
Bookmark For: High-quality Chinoiserie prints that will bring character into your home (we get a ton of questions about how to add soul to new builds, and folks, art like this sure helps!)
Our Picks: I audibly gasped when Jess sent me this modern rendition of an 18th-century piece, but I would love to see a piece like this in Em’s house (maybe in the new shared kids’ room?)
Follow on Instagram: @jadepurplebrown
Bookmark For: Prints that will make your color-loving, maximalist heart sing
Our Picks: Are there 13 prints available? Yes. Am I going to show you nearly 25% of them right now because I think they’re so great? ALSO YES. I’m absolutely going to buy one of these pieces, but I’m torn between Women of Color, Fashion Killas, Diva, and Into the Unknown. Thoughts? (Maybe I should just get all 4?)
Follow on Instagram: @studio.nom
Bookmark For: Geometric and earthy wall hangings
Our Picks: This 4′ long off-white cotton and beechwood (our favorite wood!) piece will be perfect finishing touch for your gallery wall — like a real-life version of a long Tetris piece
Follow on Instagram: @reynanoriega_
Bookmark For: An instantly-put-together art wall that you can afford right now — try 4 or 5 of her square pieces in a row to fill up a hallway, or build a 3×3 square out of your favorite prints
Our Picks: Reyna makes a ton of beautiful nature abstracts, but we really love her pieces that feature people — Jayda, Lorena, Flora, Torya, Shaena, and Lizzo (yeah, like, Lizzo!) are my personal favorites
You know what time it is: CONGRATULATIONS TIME! This week, we also fell in love with the work of Elan Byrd and Roma Osowo, both of whom have sold ALL OF THEIR WORK. We can’t wait to see what each of them make next! (And as a side note, if you own any work from a Black artist, I’d love to hear more about the maker and the piece you purchased! There are truly so many incredibly painters and illustrators out there and I’d love to write more about them in a fully dedicated round up. I know y’all have incredible taste, so please drop any favorites in the comments below!)
Plants & Planters
Follow on Instagram: @thehandmadeandco
Bookmark For: Terrariums, macrame plant hangers, and fiber art (I know, we’re in the planters section, but it’s really good!!!)
Our Picks: Natasha’s about to launch an Etsy shop — we’re very excited about the few pieces she teased in this photo (especially those two dip-dyed ones!)
Follow on Instagram: @maddiandjoan
Bookmark For: Macrame plant hangers, fiber art, and earrings (sorry, I know, off topic) — plus, 15% of sales through June 19th will be donated to the NAACP
Our Picks: This set of 4 plant hangers for $55 (yes, that is a GREAT price) and this beginner kit that comes with an instructional video so you can learn macrame, too!
Follow on Instagram: @sample.haus
Bookmark For: One of a kind planters made from interior design waste and discontinued marketing samples
Our Picks: We’re on a big red kick here at EHD (yeah, like, the color) so this African-inspired embellished vase with a red opening is really hitting the right notes for us
PAUSE, PLEASE! I just need to take a second to acknowledge a few more of our favorite businesses in this space. Congratulations to Ashe Ceramics, Grounded Plants, Plant Vessel, Tal & Bert, Things by HC, and The Zen Succulent for an incredible month of sales — please bookmark each for your future plant and planter needs!
Paint & Wallpaper
Follow on Instagram: @clarepaint
Bookmark For: Paint buying made easy
Our Picks: Without spoiling too much about upcoming projects, I can tell you that Team EHD loves Whipped (a great warm white), Two Scoops (a minty green), Pop (a bright coral, a swatch of which may or may not be on the wall behind me right now), and Baby Soft (the perfect light pink)
Follow on Instagram: @mitchell_black
Bookmark For: 365 totally unique traditional OR peel and stick wallpaper options
Our Picks: Y’ALL, Mitchell Black turned some of Gray Malin’s iconic photographs INTO WALLPAPER which I didn’t even know was possible. (Once I got over that shock, I fell in love with this bear print that would look SO CUTE in a kid’s room!)
Follow on Instagram: @sheilabridges
Bookmark For: Actualizing your lifelong dream of living in the coolest home in your neighborhood
Our Picks: Em sent me this wallpaper over the weekend and we geeked out over it — it comes in a ton of color variants, but we’re partial to the yellow, pistachio, and hand-colored versions
Follow on Instagram: @yaeletvalerie
Bookmark For: Wallpapers and upholstery fabrics inspired by the Caribbean
Our Picks: If you’re looking for a reason to say “oh, that’s pretty!” out loud, check out the multi-colored version of this wallpaper
Fashion & Beauty
Follow on Instagram: @ashya.co
Bookmark For: Unisex travel accessories that will have people stopping you at the airport asking “where’d you get that??”
Our Picks: This snake print hand stitched adjustable belt bag perfect for those who are always on the go.
Follow on Instagram: @aziza.handcrafted
Bookmark For: The coolest statement gold jewelry inspired by Egypt.
Our Picks: This palm cuff for those that do not like to wear rings, but still like to make a statement.
Follow on Instagram: @bobbimadethis
Bookmark For: Handmade geometric clay earrings that are as unique as you
Our Picks: If you love unique shapes these squiggle earrings will be a great addition to your jewelry collection
Follow on Instagram: @lemlem
Bookmark For: Artisan-driven collection of women’s, men’s, children’s and home goods made entirely in Africa
Our Picks: This summer dress perfect for a day at the beach or by the pool
Follow on Instagram: @unionlosangeles
Bookmark For: Super stylish streetwear-meets-high-fashion clothing and footwear.
Our Picks: This retro T shirt that would look really cool paired with these classic Nike’s.
Follow on Instagram: @whitespacejewelry
Bookmark For: Dainty and elegant jewelry handcrafted in LA
Our Picks: These earrings and this birthstone pearl necklace that would be the most romantic gift ever (hint hint, fellas).
AHH Y’ALL, WE MADE IT. Thank you for coming on this roundup journey with me. Again, if there are any Black-owned brands that you’d like to share, please do! Our EHD online shopping guide is a living document — we want your taste to be reflected here so that our whole community can support the businesses that you love.
But now, it’s question time: Did you find any new small businesses to follow? Did you make any purchases? And maybe most importantly (just because I am a little selfish and because I have your attention), can you please help me choose a piece of art to buy? Just kidding (but also…not kidding). LET’S CHAT, please!