Keita Turner Design
Harlem, NY/ St. Louis, MO
Keita Turner is an interior designer who creates Enduring Fashionably Classic Designs. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Turner has an extensive background in both fashion and interior design. Her award-winning full-service firm, launched in 2000, offers expertise in residential and commercial interior design and has produced environments for numerous high profile clients across the country.
It was a highlight to see Turner’s interview with the International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., air January 1, 2016 on the AKA Network, for the second season of “Conversations”. In 2015, Turner was invited to endorse and promote The Home Depot products by partnering with both the home improvement retailer and Ebony Magazine to create custom Best Dressed Home national advertorials that ran in the spring and fall of 2015. In 2014, Turner was invited, along with a handful of New York City's top interior designers, to unveil stylish room vignettes on the new 9th floor furniture gallery at Macy's Herald Square. In 2014 and 2013, Turner exhibited in New York City’s most popular interior design fundraising event - Housing Works’ Design On A Dime benefit, as a featured top designer, charged with creating unforgettable room vignettes. Since 2011, Keita Turner has served as a member of the Interior Design Committee for Young Collectors Night at the 58th, 59th, 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd and 64th Annual Winter Antiques Show and is recognized as one of the country’s finest designers on a committee chaired by Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York Magazine.
Recently, Turner was named one of five finalists and received Honorable Mention in the 2017 5th annual New York Cottages and Gardens Magazine Innovation in Design Awards (NYC&G - IDAs). Fall 2017, Turner was named an African American Top 20 Interior Designer for 2017 – 2018 by the Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN). Turner's work received Honorable Mentions in the 2012 International Design Awards (IDA) competition for two of her State Farm Agency commercial office projects. Named the 2nd prizewinner of the 2007 International Design Awards (IDA) for Residential Interior Design, a runner-up winner in The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute’s Prettiest Painted Rooms in America national design competition in 2006, a featured designer in the Essence Magazine Designer Showhouse in 2005, featured in a group exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Summer 2005, and inducted into the African American Design Archives (AADA) at the prestigious Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Turner has been featured and quoted in print and online publications including The New York Times, The New York Times Style Section, Elle Decor, New York Spaces, Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV, Good Housekeeping, New York Cottages and Gardens, New York Post, Curb NY, New York Social Diary, Ebony and Essence, as well as seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, BET and AKA Network broadcast channels.
Turner has added home décor product design to her repertoire, with her fashionable vintage and contemporary pillow collection, Livvy & Neva.