Ferguson Enterprises Hosts Event for the Black Interior Designers Conference

Black Interior Designers Network Event

We'd like to thank the team at Ferguson Enterprises for their support of the 2016 Black Interior Designers Conference. The BIDN is building a network of designers who understand their projects are only as good as the products they use in them.  From plumbing hardware to lighting fixtures, our designers are making purchasing decisions for design projects of various sizes and scope.  

We are looking to form corporate partnerships with vendors who understand the unique perspective we bring to the interior design industry and who work hard to provide our designers with the resources to get the job done.  

We'd like to thank Ferguson for taking our designers input and making a commitment to enhance their regional shopping experience.  In the end, we hope that these partnerships have a strong economic impact on our designer's bottom line.

Ferguson Enterprises: Atlanta Showroom 

Nikki Chu Shares the Inspiration Behind Her New Home Collection at the Black Interior Designers Conference

Celebrity interior designer Nikki Chu knows a thing or two about building a brand.  For the past few years, she has been hard at work designing the many items in her new Nikki Chu Home Collection. Chu is excited to share how she has managed to build a complete product line while still servicing her demanding clientele. She believes in hard work and having a multitude of talents in your arsenal. Her tips and advice about being creative and flexible will get your creative juices flowing and will help you to understand just how much passion goes into developing products and a design career that lasts.


Nikki Chu’s philosophy is to create spaces that are personalized, comfortable, yet stylish, with touches of touches of glamour. Her fashion-fused style offers sophisticated designs that represent the best of today’s trends in easy, livable,    'go-to' items that effortlessly layer into anyone's home.

Elaine Griffin to Speak at the Black Interior Designers Conference

Elaine Griffin

The opening keynote for the 2016 Black Interior Designers Conference is Georgia’s own Elaine Griffin. Elaine is a nationally recognized taste-maker. She appears frequently in print, is the contributing editor (design), for Better Homes & Gardens; designed the Good Works Makeovers for Oprah’s O at Home; was a contributing/special projects editor at Elle Decor; and is ranked as one of House Beautiful’s Top 100 American Designers.

Elaine was a cast member of NBC’s primetime design reality show, 'American Dream Builders' hosted by Nate Berkus. Elaine is the author of the bestselling book "Design Rules: The Insider’s Guide to Becoming Your Own Decorator " (Gotham Books, 2009). 

Elaine is a participant in the Kips Bay Decorator Show house and her private client work has been featured in publications including Elle Decor, House Beautiful, the New York Times, Daily News and New York Post, Southern Accents, and New York magazine. She also appears regularly on the Today show.

Elaine is a graduate of Yale University and studied at the New York School of Interior Design. She began her design career in the office of architectural behemoth Peter Marino, following a nine-year career as a publicist in New York and Paris, and officially opened her own firm in 1999.