I hunt for new products to endorse as an interiors writer. I try to buy at women-owned and queer-owned shops that deserve the limelight.
We should support LGBTQ+ designers because displaying their work in our homes showcases their amazing abilities. This is better than buying from major corporations who profess they support LGBTQ+ individuals since you know who your money is going to.
I picked a nice item from each LGBTQ+-owned homeware firm. These include large companies and little ones that deserve attention.
Nine queer-owned home companies to consider for a home makeover are below.
9 LGBTQ+ home brands to support and buy under $100
These LGBTQ+ homeware businesses offer personality, individuality, nerve, and skill.
This article’s pricing were accurate.
A little pink ribbed cup in a hand.SO RUBBED
1. Mud Witch—Pink Trippy Small Mug $55 at Mud Witch
Mud Witch’s colourful, quirky pottery celebrate variety and faults. San Francisco’s LGBT Japanese/Mexican artist Viviana Matsuda owns it. Its cheerful pink mug would look great on a coffee table.
A black-handled multicoloured speckled board.TO DOT
2. Fredericks & Mae — Small Multi Confetti Cutting Board, $40.
Fredericks & Mae, led by Gabriel Cohen and Giovi Signorile, creates stunning giftable décor. This multicoloured board is adaptable and vibrant without being overdone. Use it as a cheeseboard, bar cart accessory or fruit and vegetable slicer. Red, yellow, blue, and green boards are also available.
3. Pink-striped hand towelDreamy drying
Minna — Honeydew Hand Towel $30
This Hudson, NY-based queer-led firm creates beautiful, ethical interior furnishings. This colourful hand towel brightens any kitchen or bathroom. It dries rapidly and softens with time, like all good towels.
4. Seashell-shaped glass vaseSEA CHIC
Lockwood—Glass Seashell Vase Shop
Mackenzi Farquer’s Lockwood sells creative décor, stationery, lifestyle, and cosmetic items. It has storefronts around New York City, but if you can’t get there, its online store is great. I love mermaidcore, and this shell vase, available in pink or blue, is a lovely way to include the trend without going Disney.
Purple FRUITY FRAGRANCE candle.
5. Boy Smells — Rhubarb Smoke Candle Price: $48
Matthew Herman and David Kien, fashion professionals and partners, developed this beauty business that makes fluid, essential, and accessible home and body scents. This candle combines rhubarb, white birch, luxuriant ivy, and wild fig, my favourite fragrances. “If god made a candle… she’d want it to smell like this,” remarked one reviewer. That’s praise.
Rainbow-decorated navy blue cushionPride Pillow
6. Common Dear — Rainbow Hook Pillow $48.50
OK, I need to travel to Oklahoma ASAP because Common Dear has an in-person shop that offers rainbow and glitter realness. Common Dear curates feminist, LGBTQIA2S+, Black, and Latinx-owned companies. I love this colourful rainbow cushion.
Six sage-green towelsCasual luxury
7. Nate Home by Nate Berkus — Rice Weave Towel Set Amazon
$59.99 for 6pcs
Nate Berkus routinely provides design advice and makeovers on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Nate Home’s organisational products, beds, towels and more may transform your flat. OEKO-TEX® Standard 100-certified, this towel set’s rice-weave texture and classic colour are beautiful.
SPREAD THE LOVE gold heart trinket tray.
8. Jonathan Adler—Love Trinket Tray $85 at Jonathan Adler
Modern American glamour. Jonathan Adler, a potter, designer, and author, creates luxurious, livable, and cheerful creations. This heart-shaped trinket box makes keys and jewellery easy to find. I love the gold and writing.
Neutral wiggly wallpaperDaylong waves
9. Bobby Berk Home—Peel and Stick Abstract Wallpaper Shop at Wayfair Price: $55.99 per roll
Bobby Berk’s makeovers are my favourite part of Queer Eye. Bobby can remodel your home while Antoni makes guac. This peel-and-stick wiggly wallpaper captures his edgy, urban luxury style. This design gives subtle drama to a standout wall or the whole space.