AphroChic began in 2007 – the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason. AphroChic became a place for Jeanine, a former policy attorney, and Bryan, a Ph.D. candidate, to escape the stresses of work and share their passion for culture and design.
To embody their personal vision of a new kind of design the two coined the phrase, “Modern.Soulful.Style.” – interior design that embraces culture and the unique admixture of the traditional and the contemporary that helps to define us all.
AphroChic has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Better Homes and Gardens, among others. Jeanine and Bryan have been featured on Good Morning America and NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. The interior design firm is listed among New York’s top interior design firms by New York Magazine.
Jeanine and Bryan are leading experts in home decor, regularly producing content for The Spruce, HGTV, Refinery29, Apartment Therapy and MOYI Magazine. The two also produce activations for global brands, most recently as IKEA Brand Ambassadörs.
Jeanine and Bryan are the authors of REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul, published by Penguin Random House. In 2017, they produced HGTV’s Sneak Peek With AphroChic, a house tour series exclusively for HGTV’s Facebook Live channel. The two reside in Brooklyn, New York.
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