Kai Avent-deLeon, owner of concept shop Sincerely, Tommy, as well as co-founder of Building Black Bed-Stuy, hones in on creativity, craft, and community in her eclectic, thoughtfully curated Brooklyn home.
On mindful creativity – and creating a sanctuary
“Now is an opportunity to be a lot more intentional with your creativity and craft. For the first month of quarantine, I was either painting or making something with my hands every day, especially after I put my son to sleep. It was just very therapeutic.
I consider my home my sanctuary. I'm always just looking at it from that perspective – what makes this space actually feel like a home? What makes it feel comfortable? I also really love having pieces that remind me of all of the countries I've traveled to.”
"Building Black Bed-Stuy is an organization that finds ways to support local businesses financially. I had this idea to build more economic independence within the Black community. No one understands the needs of our community more than those who live here.”
“I always look at home as a sanctuary. It’s not just a place to eat and sleep – it's where I have my most intimate moments.” — Kai Avent-deLeon