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Kimberly Ward started her design career in 2002 working for members of the newly formed Houston Texan franchise.  Over the next five years, she would become the go-to interior designer for players, coaches, and executives within the organization. She later expanded her reach to include players from other NFL teams including the New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Kimberly has designed multiple homes for over 90% of her clients establishing decade-long relationships that have sustained her throughout her career.

From the very beginning, Kimberly understood the need to share information about creating a happy, healthy home with as many people as possible.  In 2004, she became the home and lifestyle contributor for Gospel Today magazine. During her four-year tenure, Kimberly wrote monthly interior design columns for the lifestyle publication.

In 2008, Kimberly left Gospel today and became the editor in chief of the interior design blog  Pink Eggshell. Pink Eggshell was Kimberly’s first attempt at sharing design information in the fast-paced digital space.  In 2011, after winning awards for her blog, Kimberly started attending blogging and interior design events. When she noticed that she was getting the same questions no matter where she was or the dynamics of the group, of “Where are all the black designers?” Kimberly decided to publish a list of the Top 20 African American Interior Designers with the hopes of creating a resource for those seeking to work with or for black interior designers.

Kimberly was featured in various magazines and was the on-air design talent for several HGTV episodes of the show “Design Wars.”

Kimberly Ward (1974 – 2017)

Have you registered for the 2019 Black Interior Designer’s Conference?!

Don’t wait! Sign up here. This is our 8th year, and this is our biggest and best year yet.

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Where: Atlanta, GA
When: July 25-27, 2019

Why: Connect. Empower. Support.

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Callecadiz Christopher Charles

Featured Top 20 Designer of the Month

Christopher Charles Interiors


Christopher Charles is a Texas, area based, award winning designer who unique design aesthetic incorporates art, furnishings, décor, comprehensive space form and function. With ten years of experience he has honed his skills for space planning, color incorporation,

Business of Home highlighted the Black Interior Designers Network!

Watch this video featuring Keia McSwain, Keita Turner, Alicia Bailey, Saudah Saleem, Kesha Franklin and Beth Diana Smith of the Black Interior Designers Network. They share takeaways from the Breaking the Mold panel discussion at the New York School of Interior Design.

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