Etsy has long been a top destination to shop for unique, handmade decor, but it’s easy to get lost in the pages and pages of clickable products. So we wanted to take this moment to showcase the work of some of our favorite Black artists.
From African-inspired textiles to handcrafted farmhouse furniture, we’re pretty sure this list has something for everyone. Without further ado, here are six amazing Black-owned Etsy shops you can support during your next decor binge.
1. Macrame magic
Macrame has long been making a comeback in home decor, but you’d be hard-pressed to find another collection of whimsical designs quite like the ones by Nosse Ovienmhada of NossbossCreations.
With unique potted-plant hangers and wall art, these pieces are hard to pass up—especially if you love macrame as much as we do.
“Fiber art adds natural texture and earthy accents to any space,” Ovienmhada says. “It’s a great way to balance hard lines and surfaces. I hope to stimulate the senses and create a story with my art—every room needs a story, no detail is too small.”
Have a particular plant you’d like to feature in a macrame hanging? You’re in luck, because Ovienmhada also takes custom orders.
2. Hand-poured candles
You can never have too many candles, especially when they look like the ones created by Tina Walter of Soulful Bliss Spa & Boutique.
With scents like cactus flower and jade, mimosa, and raspberry sangria, these candles are also topped with thoughtful details, including flower petals and crystals.
“The crystals I top my candles with are all for grounding, uplifting, and removing negativity,” Walter says. “I wanted them to be as beautiful as they are relaxing and soul-lifting—to bring a level of whimsy and warmth to any part of the home you choose to place it in.”
Looking to bring even more spa vibes into your home? Walter also makes body butters and bath bombs.
3. Bohemian dream textiles
If you have an obsession with bohemian textiles, you’re going to need to brace yourself for this collection of mud cloth throws, wall hangings, and pillow covers created by Kedji Makoli of AisheaHOME.
Typically, when searching for a unique mud cloth throw, you might find one or two colors and patterns—and often they’re high-priced vintage pieces. But at Makoli’s shop, these beauties are made from scratch using authentic textiles, coming in a wide variety of patterns and color palettes.
“We like textiles that tell stories, those that have been made using ancestral techniques, those that sustain and unite communities,” says Makoli. “The textiles are like witnesses of our trips, of the endless hours in markets looking for that piece that thrills us.”
We promise you won’t need that long in this Etsy shop to find something you love.
4. Earthy art prints
Looking for something fresh to adorn the walls of your place? Look no further than these art prints created by Karina Daniel Parris out of her Louisville, KY, studio LovelyEarthlings.
Parris has always been drawing, but decided to put some downtime to good use by taking her art to the next level and sharing it with the world.
“Because I lived in these metropolitan cities—like Atlanta, New York, and Miami—you can see why my art includes tropical weather, fashion, and diversity,” she says.
With a range of prints and greeting cards featuring women set in lush green landscapes, these designs might just be the perfect summer vibes your place needs.
5. Farmhouse-inspired furnishings
Nothing tugs at our heartstrings quite like a gorgeous piece of furniture. But what we love about the tables and decor designed by Ntebo Archer of ArcherHomeDesigns is that they’re actually made with your family in mind.
“We have three boys, so for us it’s important that furniture serves the family and not the other way around,” Archer says. “Our pieces are rustic and well-worn so that life can be enjoyed without worrying about how the coffee table is holding up.”
Add to your farmhouse collection with tables that won’t mind a little spilled lemonade this summer.
6. Vibrant lights
If you’ve been trying to decide how to upgrade from your boring lampshade, you’ll find more than one solution in the London-based studio of Natalie Manima, also known as BespokeBinny.
These African-inspired lampshades, pillows, oven mitts, and table sets are all made using wax-print fabric and come in a variety of vivid colors and designs. And if you were worried about ordering from across the pond—don’t be. Despite the distance (and the pandemic), Manima still ships worldwide in just three to four business days.
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