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Last year, Tina Shoulders of Laidback Home kicked off a series of blog posts spotlighting designers of color. And even though she started mid-February, that didn’t stop her from writing a full 28 days of awesome posts. If you missed it, don’t worry, she compiled her work. 28 Days of Diversity in Design is available in e-book form.

I Love My Hair prints by Andrea Pippins

I Love My Hair prints - designer Andrea Pippins

Like Tina shows, so many African-American designers are doing amazing work. (Last year, we interviewed Jack Poles, Will Smith, Kim Myles and Sheila Bridges.) But people of color are still underrepresented in the fields of architecture, interior design and decor. It’s crucial to call out the trailblazers, movers and shakers and up-and-comers. So, I call on you, our Design Happens fans, to expand my ever-growing list of favorites.

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  1. [...] out a really great post from HGTV online about Artists of Color to watch here.  The artists listed are amazing and will certainly be a part of the forefront of [...]

  2. Malene Davis says:

    the beehive is ecstatic, blown away, and every other wonderful superlative you can think of for even being mentioned in such wonderful company. Thank you, HGTV, for this post, and for recognizing us as a part of it.

    the beehive is a place that encourages the largest amount of diversity possible with people starting their businesses with handmade products, and seek to teach women and men of all colors to be the best entrepreneurs they can be. We thank you, thank you, thank you, and fully welcome the HGTV family at the beehive next time you're around our way in the ATL!

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  5. Gail Harper says:

    Thank you so much for acknowledging the fact that African American designers are underrepresented practically everywhere. iIam so disappointed that Kim Myles show "Myles of Style" is no longer on. I tend to think that when the network kept changing her time-slot, that she lost ratings because her fans did not know when to watch her. She was the first African-American woman to win HGTV design star and she should be on as much as some of the others.

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