May 12, 2022 | New York |
BIDN’s Top AA Designer Awards Celebration
BIDN’s Top AA Designer Awards Celebration

The Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN) welcomed the return of the African American Top 10 Interior Designers list and celebration, which took place at the New York Design Center on May 15. Originally conceived by the network’s late founder, Kimberly Ward, the awards are now led by BIDN president Keia McSwain and a network of judges, including Asad Syrkett of Elle Decor, Amy Astley of Architectural Digest, Kaitlin Petersen of Business of Home, Katy Olson of Material Bank and Hadley Keller of House Beautiful. The judges were asked to consider Black interior designers who are not only producing original, daring and emotion-evoking work but also involved in the design community and actively endeavoring to uplift fellow Black interior designers.

The class of 2022/2023 AA Top 10 Interior Designers is as follows: Brigette Romanek of Romanek Design Studio, Corey Damen Jenkins of Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, Dani Arps of Artisan Alliance, Danielle Colding of Danielle Colding Design, General Judd of Me and General Design, Michel Boyd of Michel Smith Boyd LLC, Ron Woodson of Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design, Shawn McLean-Bergel of McLean Bergel, Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters of Forbes & Masters and Tiffany Brooks of Tiffany Brooks Interiors.

“We were elated to celebrate our outstanding group of African American interior designers with such supportive partners at 200 Lex,” said McSwain. “Jim Druckman and his team have been working on this event with us for over three years; along with Kohler, The Shade Store and Benjamin Moore, they made this an unforgettable event.” 

Images by Kevin Lau

EVENT GALLERY
Tavia Forbes, Keia McSwain, Dani Arps and Monet Masters
Tavia Forbes, Keia McSwain, Dani Arps and Monet Masters
Tavia Forbes, Keia McSwain, Dani Arps and Monet Masters
Jessica Robb, Brendan Von Enck and Colette Sabins
Jessica Robb, Brendan Von Enck and Colette Sabins
Jessica Robb, Brendan Von Enck and Colette Sabins
Jim Druckman and Keia McSwain
Jim Druckman and Keia McSwain
Jim Druckman and Keia McSwain
Shawn McLean Bergel and Joan Goodwin
Shawn McLean Bergel and Joan Goodwin
Shawn McLean Bergel and Joan Goodwin
Shelly Johnson and Hadley Keller
Shelly Johnson and Hadley Keller
Shelly Johnson and Hadley Keller
Ron Woodson, Amy Astley, Jaime Rummerfield and Keia McSwain
Ron Woodson, Amy Astley, Jaime Rummerfield and Keia McSwain
Ron Woodson, Amy Astley, Jaime Rummerfield and Keia McSwain
Keia McSwain and Brigette Romanek
Keia McSwain and Brigette Romanek
Keia McSwain and Brigette Romanek
Monet Masters
Monet Masters
Monet Masters
Ron Woodson, Michel Boyd, Danielle Colding, Dani Arps, Keia McSwain, General Judd, Corey Jenkins, Brigette Romanek, Monet Masters and Tavia Forbes
Ron Woodson, Michel Boyd, Danielle Colding, Dani Arps, Keia McSwain, General Judd, Corey Jenkins, Brigette Romanek, Monet Masters and Tavia Forbes
Ron Woodson, Michel Boyd, Danielle Colding, Dani Arps, Keia McSwain, General Judd, Corey Jenkins, Brigette Romanek, Monet Masters and Tavia Forbes
Tony Collins, Brigette Romanek and June Reese
Tony Collins, Brigette Romanek and June Reese
Tony Collins, Brigette Romanek and June Reese
BIDN Top 10 AA Awards
BIDN Top 10 AA Awards
BIDN Top 10 AA Awards
Tavia Forbes, Keia McSwain and Monet Masters
Tavia Forbes, Keia McSwain and Monet Masters
Tavia Forbes, Keia McSwain and Monet Masters
Larry Bently, Ron Woodson and Daniel Bianchi
Larry Bently, Ron Woodson and Daniel Bianchi
Larry Bently, Ron Woodson and Daniel Bianchi
Jessica Robb, Tavia Forbes and Michel Boyd
Jessica Robb, Tavia Forbes and Michel Boyd
Jessica Robb, Tavia Forbes and Michel Boyd
General Judd, Cristina Casanas-Judd and Ron Woodson
General Judd, Cristina Casanas-Judd and Ron Woodson
General Judd, Cristina Casanas-Judd and Ron Woodson
Keith Gordon, Barry Goralnick and Michel Boyd
Keith Gordon, Barry Goralnick and Michel Boyd
Keith Gordon, Barry Goralnick and Michel Boyd
June Reese and Keia McSwain
June Reese and Keia McSwain
June Reese and Keia McSwain
Keia McSwain and Ron Woodson
Keia McSwain and Ron Woodson
Keia McSwain and Ron Woodson
Ron Woodson, Corey Jenkins, Jim Druckman, Michel Boyd, Keia McSwain, Monet Masters, Tavia Forbes, Danielle Colding and General Judd
Ron Woodson, Corey Jenkins, Jim Druckman, Michel Boyd, Keia McSwain, Monet Masters, Tavia Forbes, Danielle Colding and General Judd
Ron Woodson, Corey Jenkins, Jim Druckman, Michel Boyd, Keia McSwain, Monet Masters, Tavia Forbes, Danielle Colding and General Judd
Kaitlin Petersen, Jim Druckman, Lauren Corbin and Jose Veliz
Kaitlin Petersen, Jim Druckman, Lauren Corbin and Jose Veliz
Kaitlin Petersen, Jim Druckman, Lauren Corbin and Jose Veliz
Jeffrey Criddle and Keia McSwain
Jeffrey Criddle and Keia McSwain
Jeffrey Criddle and Keia McSwain
Cindy West, Jen Kading, Tony Collins and Elisabeth Sutton
Cindy West, Jen Kading, Tony Collins and Elisabeth Sutton
Cindy West, Jen Kading, Tony Collins and Elisabeth Sutton
Trevar Reese, June Reese and Jennifer Kading
Trevar Reese, June Reese and Jennifer Kading
Trevar Reese, June Reese and Jennifer Kading
Zach Gibbs, Kara Marmion, Adam Skalman, Ian Gibbs, Michael Crotty and Keia McSwain
Zach Gibbs, Kara Marmion, Adam Skalman, Ian Gibbs, Michael Crotty and Keia McSwain
Zach Gibbs, Kara Marmion, Adam Skalman, Ian Gibbs, Michael Crotty and Keia McSwain
Keia McSwain
Keia McSwain
Keia McSwain
Keia McSwain and Tavia Forbes
Keia McSwain and Tavia Forbes
Keia McSwain and Tavia Forbes
Ron Woodson, Michel Boyd, Danielle Colding, Dani Arps, General Judd, Corey Jenkins, Brigette Romanek, Monet Masters and Tavia Forbes
Ron Woodson, Michel Boyd, Danielle Colding, Dani Arps, General Judd, Corey Jenkins, Brigette Romanek, Monet Masters and Tavia Forbes
Ron Woodson, Michel Boyd, Danielle Colding, Dani Arps, General Judd, Corey Jenkins, Brigette Romanek, Monet Masters and Tavia Forbes
Cindy West, Monet Masters, Tavia Forbes, Keia McSwain, June Reese and Blayke Gladstone
Cindy West, Monet Masters, Tavia Forbes, Keia McSwain, June Reese and Blayke Gladstone
Cindy West, Monet Masters, Tavia Forbes, Keia McSwain, June Reese and Blayke Gladstone