AphroChic began in 2007 - the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason. Originally taking shape as an interior design blog, AphroChic became a place for Jeanine, a former policy attorney, and Bryan, a Ph.D. student, to escape the stresses of work and share their passion for culture and design. Offering home decor products inspired by cultures around the globe, AphroChic sets out to prove that ethnic heritage and culture can go hand in hand with the luxurious and the modern.
To embody their personal vision of a new kind of design the two coined the phrase, “Modern.Soulful.Style.” – design that embraces culture and the unique admixture of the traditional and the contemporary that helps to define us all.
AphroChic pieces have been featured in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Elle Decor, Lucky Magazine, California Home + Design and various interior design blogs. The pillow collection was on the 2010 California Home + Design Hit List, celebrating the best in California design. Jeanine also contributes regularly as a design expert for HGTV, the DIY Network, Houzz, Keep, Homesessive, and participated as an online guest judge for the 2010 season of HGTV’s Design Star.
Jeanine and Bryan currently reside in Philadelphia, PA, where they are penning their first book, REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul, which will be published by Clarkson Potter in Fall 2013.