Mid Century Modern style’s growing popularity means you don’t have to rely on vintage decor to get the high-end retro look you want. Here is a roundup of some new MCM-inspired decor pieces from Black-owned businesses.

Decor

Modern wooden sculpture of abstract shape on a block of wood.
“KA” Wooden Sculpture by Chandler McLellan from Claude Home.

Claude Home carries sculptures from several artists—all with a minimalist, modern look. This wooden sculpture has a thought-provoking shape that is meant to transport you to another place. Therefore, its clean look is the perfect art addition for a minimalist space.

Pillow with geometric pattern in blue, turquoise, white and black
Harmoni Pillow from Johanna Howard Home.

Sweden and Scandinavian style inspire the products offered at Johanna Howard Home. This alpaca pillow specifically is a mix of “Mid Century Modern and old world craftsmanship.” They hand weave the geometric patterns on a pedal loom for an organic feel. As a result, this pillow would liven up any couch or bed with its colorful design.

Coasters in the shape of Africa in four different shades to celebrate melanin diversity. MCM-inspired decor from Black-owned businesses
Shades of Melanin 2021 African Coasters Set from Rain Sky Home.

This set of coasters represents the beauty of melanin and celebrates its diversity. These handmade beauties in the shape of Africa will elevate your coffee table, bar or side table. To learn more, visit Rain Sky Home.

Clear tray with palm base.
Island Chic Tray from Suite828.

Suite828 carries a variety of small home decor items, including vases, pillows, wall decor and more. This tray, for example, will bring Palm Springs right to your living room!

Art piece of Black woman in yellow dress with an abstract quality. MCM-inspired decor from Black-owned businesses
Fixin’ My Blues Print from Akaimi Davis.

You can’t have too many art pieces, and this vibrant print would make a great addition to an MCM collection. Contemporary artist Akaimi Davis offers a variety of prints featuring Black, African, Latino and Indigenous cultures. To learn more, visit Akaimi Davis.

Lighting

Brass and white MCM chandelier with angular hourglass shades. MCM-inspired decor from Black-owned businesses
White Ollix Chandelier from Black Rooster Decor.

We love the hourglass-shaped shades on this MCM-inspired chandelier. You can rotate them horizontally or vertically, which makes it a versatile option to light your kitchen or living room. To learn more, visit Black Rooster Decor.

Green glass bulb short wall sconce
Ballroom the Wall Short Sconce in Green from Marie Burgos Design.

If you’re looking for feature accents for your bathroom or living room, these mouth-blown, hand-painted glass sconces should be on your list. They come in multiple color options to fir your palette. To learn more, visit Marie Burgos Design.

Furniture

Cedarwood bench with steel hairpin legs
Cedarwood Wood Bench With Steel Hairpin Legs from Hippy and Spice.

The best part about supporting small shops like Hippy and Spice on Etsy is knowing who works behind the scenes. Hard-working mothers run this shop, so you know every purchase provides joy! This bench will add warmth to the room, whether it’s used as a place to take off your shoes in the entryway or as a plant display.

Grey Fabric Upholstered Chair and Oak Finish Metal Legs
Grey Fabric Upholstered Chair and Oak Finish Metal Legs from Peace & Riot.

Located in Brooklyn, Peace & Riot has an eclectic and global feel. This is because the owners combined their African and Caribbean heritages to form a unique experience when you enter their shop. You can also shop online for furniture, art, lighting, rugs, tableware and more!

Antelope-shaped black chairs
Nyala Chair from Jomo Tariku Furniture.

Artist and designer Jomo Tariku grew up in Ethiopia, and his childhood influenced his furniture designs. For example, antelopes from East Africa inspired the unique shape of these chairs.  To learn more about his work, visit Jomo Tariku Furniture.

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