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African American Top 20 List... a 3rd Time!

Happy and humbled again to be included on Pink Eggshell's African American Top 20 List of Interior Designers for the 3rd year in a row.  We are beyond appreciative to Kimberly and her team at Pink Eggshell for continuing to value the work we do at Ishka Designs, to bestow us with this honor and to include us among the many giants in this relatively small community of interior designers of color.  As the importance of the list grows within the broad landscape of the interior design industry it is only right that the celebration that accompanies this event grows in tandem.  This year's celebration will be in Atlanta and will be a 3-day event starting with the celebration party on Thursday May 8th at the newly opened Negril restaurant.  See the line up on Pink Eggshell's blog

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, and for the full list of the other amazingly talented designers, read

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.  If you are in the Atlanta area, we would love for you to join the celebration, say hello and meet the other designers.  Looking forward!

Some of the members of the Top 20 at the 2012 celebration in NYC.  Source: African American Interior Designers Facebook page

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Top 20 African American Interior Designers

The night's brochure and poster with Ishka Design's work on it (bottom right)!
This past weekend was a bit surreal for us.  Actually, the past two weeks really.  Since receiving the call with the amazing news that Ishka Designs was put on a list of Top 20 African-American Interior Designers, we've been walking around in a state of mixed emotions.  Last year's list read like a who's who of leading and up-and-coming stars, so to think that we are a part of this year's list was amazing and worthy of a let's hold my breath til they actually announce the list out loud and on paper.  And that they did.  This past Sunday, interior designer Kimberley Ward of the Pinkegshell blog unveiled her 2012 African-American Top 20 list of Interior Designers and yes, she said the list out loud and published it on paper. Yay!

13 of the 20 Interior Designers on the 2012 list that were in attendance.  
Ishka Designs made it unto a list with such amazing designers as Sheila Bridges, Joy Moyler, Daryl Carter and Roderick Shade, to name just a few.  The wealth of experience and accomplishments on the list has Niya and I truly humbled and honoured.  With just shy of 5 years of real world experience in interior design, this recognition gives us more motivation, commitment and excitement to fuel the passion.

Do what you love.

(See full list here: Pinkegshell and images from the event here: Images)

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