Inside Our Room & Board New York Book Party

On November 14, 2013 we had an amazing book party at the Room & Board in SoHo.  I have to say party, because the atmosphere at Room & Board was electric that night.  With over 200 guests, beats from DJ Kwame kept the party going, and amazing soul food by Poppy’s in Brooklyn kept everyone in high spirits.  Copies of REMIX were flying out the door, and we had the most fun ever remixing Room & Board with pieces from their new accessories line, AphroChic textiles, african wax prints from Origins Style x Nasozi, a juju hat from L’aviva Home, and art by Andre Woolery.

Andre Woolery’s painting of Erykah Badu was a show-stopper that night.  It showed just how one piece of art can bring soul, color and pattern into a room.

Bryan and I had so much fun meeting guests and signing books.  Costume Designer, Derica Cole Washington came ready to celebrate REMIX, wearing a coat in the same mimosa shade as our cover.

We remixed a Room & Board dining room vignette with their new Pigeon Toe Collection and colorful AphroChic placemats.  Food was a part of the evening, with a yummy soul food menu that included cornbread and caramel desserts.

L’aviva Home provided us with a stunning white juju hat for the evening.  It was a wonderful way to add some African style to the bedroom.  We also layered in fashion illustrations to go along with our Brooklyn Life pillows.

The guest list was extraordinary.  Design Stars Danielle Colding and Brooks Atwood were in the house and enjoying the vignettes.

Fashion designer, and the designer of my dress that evening, Reuben Reuel, made an appearance.

We were excited to have Keija Minor, Editor in Chief of Brides Magazine, attend.

And so many of our homeowners were in attendance, including Kalyn Chandler of Effie’s Paper and her husband Todd.

Bryan with textile designer Malene Barnett.

Jeanine with Ruthie Ackerman from the Tory Burch Foundation.

Jeanine and Bryan with Veronica Rivero and Anllelic Lazado from Huffington Post.

Designing ladies Karen Young of Hammocks and High Tea; Nasozi and Anishka Clarke of Ishka Designs.

Jeanine and Bryan with Patrick Cline, photographer for REMIX and founder of UPLO.

Jeanine and Bryan with DJ Kwame.

REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul is currently available in our shop and everywhere books are sold.  You can also purchase the iPad version with interactive video and music on iTunes.

And be sure to join us at our next book party at Room & Board in Culver City, Los Angeles.  You don’t want to miss it!  RSVP here.

{Images via Room & Board and Instagram}

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