May 12, 2022 | New York |
The Shade Store Fetes BIDN Award Recipients
The Shade Store Fetes BIDN Award Recipients

After a three-year hiatus, the Black Interior Designers Network welcomed the return of the Top 10 African American Interior Designers list in a highly anticipated two-day celebration in New York, including an awards ceremony at the New York Design Center. The honored designers were carefully selected by a panel of editorial judges from Architectural Digest, Business of Home, Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Sandow for their design work as well as their involvement in the community to uplift fellow Black interior designers.

The festivities concluded with an intimate dinner for honorees and media judges, co-hosted by Keia McSwain, president of the BIDN, and Zach and Ian Gibbs, co-founders of The Shade Store, a longtime supporter and industry partner to the BIDN. Guests gathered at Marta around two long tables dressed in custom fabrics from The Shade Store’s collections, where they toasted to the award winners and their continued success.

“We were thrilled to join the BIDN in celebrating and recognizing this incredibly talented group of designers,” said Zach Gibbs. “We are proud of our longstanding commitment to the BIDN and look forward to partnering with Keia and her team as the organization continues to grow.”

“Our continued partnership with The Shade Store is dear to us,” said McSwain. “The Shade Store is one of our legacy partners and we take great joy in witnessing their continued growth and success.”

Images by Ayano Hisa for Business of Home

EVENT GALLERY
Keia McSwain and Michael Crotty
Keia McSwain and Michael Crotty
Keia McSwain and Michael Crotty
Brigette Romanek, Joan Goodwin and Kaitlin Petersen
Brigette Romanek, Joan Goodwin and Kaitlin Petersen
Brigette Romanek, Joan Goodwin and Kaitlin Petersen
Danielle Colding and Tavia Forbes
Danielle Colding and Tavia Forbes
Danielle Colding and Tavia Forbes
Hadley Keller and General Judd
Hadley Keller and General Judd
Hadley Keller and General Judd
Joan Goodwin, Michel Smith Boyd and Jaime Rummerfield
Joan Goodwin, Michel Smith Boyd and Jaime Rummerfield
Joan Goodwin, Michel Smith Boyd and Jaime Rummerfield
Keia McSwain and Michael Crotty making a speech.
Keia McSwain and Michael Crotty making a speech.
Keia McSwain and Michael Crotty making a speech.
The Shade Store custom table settings, including a custom runner in a Nate Berkus fabric and custom napkins in a Martyn Lawrence Bullard fabric.
The Shade Store custom table settings, including a custom runner in a Nate Berkus fabric and custom napkins in a Martyn Lawrence Bullard fabric.
The Shade Store custom table settings, including a custom runner in a Nate Berkus fabric and custom napkins in a Martyn Lawrence Bullard fabric.
Monet Masters, Allison Levasseur, Kaitlin Petersen, Michel Smith Boyd, Keia McSwain and Hadley Keller
Monet Masters, Allison Levasseur, Kaitlin Petersen, Michel Smith Boyd, Keia McSwain and Hadley Keller
Monet Masters, Allison Levasseur, Kaitlin Petersen, Michel Smith Boyd, Keia McSwain and Hadley Keller
Dani Arps, Kelsey Kopel and Hadley Keller
Dani Arps, Kelsey Kopel and Hadley Keller
Dani Arps, Kelsey Kopel and Hadley Keller
General Judd, Cristina Casanas Judd and Ron Woodson
General Judd, Cristina Casanas Judd and Ron Woodson
General Judd, Cristina Casanas Judd and Ron Woodson
Ian Gibbs, Michael Crotty, Daniel Kravet and Zach Gibbs
Ian Gibbs, Michael Crotty, Daniel Kravet and Zach Gibbs
Ian Gibbs, Michael Crotty, Daniel Kravet and Zach Gibbs
Ian Gibbs, Keia McSwain and Zach Gibbs
Ian Gibbs, Keia McSwain and Zach Gibbs
Ian Gibbs, Keia McSwain and Zach Gibbs
Latrice Lewis and Tony Collins
Latrice Lewis and Tony Collins
Latrice Lewis and Tony Collins
Brigette Romanek and Amy Astley
Brigette Romanek and Amy Astley
Brigette Romanek and Amy Astley
Daniel Kravet and Corey Damen Jenkins
Daniel Kravet and Corey Damen Jenkins
Daniel Kravet and Corey Damen Jenkins
Guests toasting the evening.
Guests toasting the evening.
Guests toasting the evening.
Ian Gibbs and Monet Masters
Ian Gibbs and Monet Masters
Ian Gibbs and Monet Masters
June Reese, Kara Marmion and Latrice Lewis
June Reese, Kara Marmion and Latrice Lewis
June Reese, Kara Marmion and Latrice Lewis
The beautiful table setting at Marta.
The beautiful table setting at Marta.
The beautiful table setting at Marta.