We are so excited to announce Corey Damen Jenkins as our opening keynote on Sunday! Nationally acclaimed designer Corey mixes vivid colors with layered patterns to create architecturally inspired spaces that are polished, inventive and unexpected. Taking cues from the haute couture runway, his projects feature luxurious and refined materials. “My goal is to ensure that my clients’ homes are always classic, livable and without an expiration date,” states the designer. Corey has worked with clients hailing from the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and his firm maintains a New York City office.
Corey Damen Jenkins
AD100 and A-List-er
Corey is an inducted member of Architectural Digest’s AD100, and in 2020, he was named to ELLE Decor’s prestigious A-List. His bold interiors have graced the front covers of House Beautiful, Traditional Home and more. He has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Detroit News, and Vanity Fair. His first coffee table book, Design Remix: A New Spin On Traditional Rooms (Rizzoli), was released worldwide in March 2021.
Featured in a number of broadcast opportunities, televised audiences declared him the winner of HGTV’s competition series Showhouse Showdown, and Corey has appeared as a guest design expert on The Rachael Ray Show and Open HouseTV. In August 2021, Corey made his debut as a MasterClass instructor, with a course on interior design.
He has also been the recipient of numerous industry honors including the New York School of Interior Design’s Larry Kravet Design Industry Leadership Award, Traditional Home’s New Trad Rising Star of Design Award, Fashion Group International’s Night Of Stars Award For Interior Design and the D&D Building’s Stars On The Rise Award. In 2019, he was invited to design the formal “Ladies Library” for the renowned Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York, and he also participated in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas 2021, for which he designed the formal dining room, titled “A Tent for New Beginnings.”
Corey resides in New York City and is a tireless advocate for many charities, including the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.