Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, Founders of AphroChic Photo by Patrick Cline

Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason are a husband-wife duo of professional interior designers who work under their brand, AphroChic.


  • Owners of interior design business, AphroChic
  • Work and writing have been featured in publications such as The New York Times and Elle Decor


Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason wrote under the name of AphroChic, which is their brand, and covered interior design for The Spruce. This husband-and-wife team is the voice behind the interior design blog and home product line, AphroChic. Covering home decor products inspired by cultures around the globe, AphroChic proves that ethnic heritage and culture can go hand in hand with the luxurious and the modern. 

Their pillow collection was on the 2010 California Home + Design Hit List, celebrating the best in California design. Hays also contributes regularly as a design expert for HGTV, the DIY Network, SMP Living, and participated as an online guest judge for the 2010 season of HGTV’s Design Star.

Their unique style and brand has achieved considerable recognition. As an example, the duo converted a 3,000 square foot warehouse space at the the Helms Bakery District in Los Angeles, into a loft-style home. This pop-up house was the first African American concept home ever presented on the west coast.


Janine Hays is an attorney with a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.
Bryan Mason has a Master of Arts degree in African studies from University of California at Berkley.

Awards and Publications

The two have co-authored the book REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul.

Expertise: Interior design
Education: American University Washington College of Law, University of California at Berkley

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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