“My goal is to ensure that my clients’ homes are always classic, chic and without an expiration date,” says interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins. “I take cues from the fashion runway, so vibrant color, layered patterns, and strong architectural bones are trademarks of my work.”
The country has taken notice. Jenkins’ career reached new heights in 2011 after television audiences voted him the winning design star of HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown. Since then, he’s been featured in Traditional Home, The Wall Street Journal, House Beautiful, Domino, Architectural Digest, The Detroit News and more. Jenkins has appeared as a guest speaker on FOX 8 News-WGHP and at market shows and design centers across the country. He has also received other honors in the industry such as the Fashion Group International Night of Stars Award for Interior Design and multiple Detroit Home Magazine awards. 2016 saw Jenkins’ biggest childhood dream come true: the national premiere of his first couture furniture collection, Corey Damen Jenkins Exclusively for Leathercraft. The collection was recently nominated for the prestigious 2017 ARTS Award for Best Product Design.
With so much good fortune granted him in such a short period of time, Jenkins strongly believes in giving back to the design community. His firm generously supports a number of fine charities including Housing Works: Design On A Dime, Variety For The Children, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and DIFFA: Dining By Design in New York City.
But at the end of the day, for Jenkins it’s still all about his clients, who seek his expertise from locations as diverse as Michigan, New York and Connecticut, to Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, and Shanghai. “They inspire me and keep me grounded. It’s like I’m driving them to a beautiful destination and they are my GPS.”
“One peek through Corey Damen Jenkins’ impressive portfolio shows that he is a true visionary. He sees beyond the obvious, taking his clients to another level that exceeds their wildest dreams.” — Jeanine Matlow, The Detroit News