Episode 051: Corey Damen Jenkins
Corey Damen Jenkins
Nationally acclaimed interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins demonstrates a knack for seeing beyond the obvious, taking what his clients tell him to another level that exceeds their wildest dreams. One peek through his impressive portfolio shows that Corey is a true visionary. While his creative instincts are undeniable, he brings a great deal more to the table with his professionalism, sunny disposition and genuine enthusiasm for every endeavor.
His style has been described as a fresh, continental mix of elegance and modernity, while his vision is fueled by his clients. Looking at their dreams and aspirations as if they’re bricks stacked on a palette, Corey sees himself as the “mortar” needed to build those bricks into something tangible. As he explains, when you step back from a real brick building, you don’t really see the mortar; the bricks are what stand out. The same can be said when you step back and look at his work. He wants you to see his clients’ personalities.
It’s been a whirlwind since Corey formed Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates in 2009. He has been featured in numerous print and on-line publications including House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Dwell, USA Today, Kravet Inspired News, Charlotte Urban Home, The Detroit News, StyleLine and more. Televised audiences voted him the winner of HGTV’s hit reality series Showhouse Showdown. He has appeared as a guest speaker on FOX 8 News-WGHP and at market shows and design centers across the country. Corey was also named “Designer Of The Year” by Fashion Group International at the 2012 Night Of Stars Awards. In 2015, he was honored as one of the Top 20 African American Interior Designers in the United States.
Giving to His Community
With so much good fortune granted him in such a short period of time, Corey believes in giving back to the design community. His firm generously supports a number of fine charities including Variety For The Children, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Housing Works and DIFFA: Dining By Design in New York City.”—Jeanine Matlow, The Detroit News.