Outfitting a small room in white and reflective surfaces is a common designer strategy to lend the illusion of more space. But in this tight family bath, designer Hannah Dee of Hannah Dee Interiors used a splash of soft blue tile in another clever technique: “The accent wall brings your eye to the back of the room, broadening and lengthening the space—visually—making it feel much bigger than it really is.”
"I treat my guests just like me," says Boyd of how he stages his luxurious but comfortable guest room, asking himself, "If I was in the room, what would I need?" Absolutely essential: "fluffy towels and great sheets." And he has some advice so you are always ready to receive visitors. "Whenever someone leaves, I strip everything so I'm ready for the next person."
Costume designer Ruth Carter told Wired magazine that there is a subtle pyramid motif in T'Challa's bodysuit design that was inspired by a pyramid pattern from Mali. Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o as T'Challa's love interest Nakia star in the highly anticipated Marvel Studios action film Black Panther.
In past lives she has been a home decor editor eyeing the latest design trends, a fashion editor perusing the scene at New York Fashion Week, and even at the helm of assisting Oprah in curating her favorite things. There is no doubt that stylist, editor and creative director, Kelley Carter knows style, and she brings an abundance of it to her home in Brooklyn, New York. Her small railroad style apartment has benefited from Kelley’s creative mind. A mix of vibrant textiles, customized pieces and rare art make this Brooklyn apartment a stunning space full of well-curated design ideas.
The long-awaited film directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed) is also an entertaining and culturally powerful treatise on the design, artistic and philosophical movement of Afrofuturism, a term coined by academic Mark Dery in 1993. Afrofuturism is defined as a sci-fi vision of the world that places black achievement and power at the fore. It's aesthetic combines black history, sci fi and magical realism into one compelling blend.