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NeKeia ‘Keia’ McSwain is an award-winning interior designer, product designer, and Principal of NeKeia & Co., a full-service luxury design firm specializing in the marriage of functionality and stunningly custom interiors. Her creative projects often incorporate eye-popping colors and textures that are as unique as each client’s. Born in the Southeast and based in Denver, CO, Keia has designed residential and commercial customers across the U.S. Most recently, Keia has furthered her talents in the world of product design with her inaugural collection of handmade leather artisanal lighting called ‘The NeKeia Collection’ for Ngala Trading. Her work has been prominently featured across the pages of The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Forbes, and LUXE Magazine to name a few, and was named an Emerging Star by Architectural Digest and People to Watch by Designers Today. A pioneer for diversity in design, Keia serves as the President of Black Interior Designers Inc., the nation’s largest and longest-established organization for designers of color. In this role, Keia uses her voice to elevate those who are traditionally marginalized, particularly black interior designers and aspiring design professionals, through a supportive community that exposes, encourages, and empowers black interior designers with personal and professional growth opportunities.

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