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House Tours: Ayesha Selden Tells The Story Of Black People In America Through Her Art Collection

August 8, 2023 at 4:05 PM PST

Home & Texture’s House Tours is back for a new season, and this time we’re taking it to the sunny west coast. Join us as we tour stunning homes in South Central, Los Angeles. In the first episode of House Tours, art collector Ayesha Selden invites us in to tour her incredible abode.

Selden started collecting art in February 2021, right before moving into her home. She has since accumulated almost 100 pieces of art and has no plans of slowing down. “Initially, I thought, when I was building the house [that] I wanted plenty of natural light and windows,” says Selden. She quickly changed her mind after seeing how art transformed her space.

“I started collecting art shortly after I bought the house, and what I now know is I want less light and less windows and more walls for art,” Selden shares.

Ayesha Selden
Photo Credit: Nina Menconi

A Lot of Textures, A Lot of Art

Walk through Selden’s home, and her curation and collection of art will blow you away. She prides herself on having a home with a lot of textures and a lot of art. Selden makes sure she supports a lot of local LA artists and artists from the African diaspora.

Her home includes works by artists such as Lauren Pearce, Brandon Deener, Shannon Lewis, Nelson Makamo, and more.

She also proudly displays works by her favorite writers and musicians throughout her home. Acrylic boxes are where you can find some of her most coveted pieces.

Ayesha Selden Home
Photo Credit: Nina Menconi

An In-Home Sanctuary

Although she spends most of her time in her kitchen, Selden heads to her in-home sanctuary when she’s looking for a retreat. Her sanctuary is filled with artwork that evokes intimacy, and it even has a comfortable bed for lounging where she can spend time with her dog Nip Hussle.


When asked if she has any DIY in her home, Selden says, “I don’t do a damn thing myself. I’m not doing it.” She goes on to explain, “I did the work when I built the thing. After that, I’m so sorry, I don’t have it.” Instead of DIY projects, Selden opts to pay professionals to get the job done in her home.

Get a full tour of Selden’s beautiful home by watching the first episode of season 2 of Home & Texture’s House Tours.

Keep scrolling if you want to curate an artful space like Ayesha Selden.

Acrylic Display Case (8 x 8 x 8 inch)

Display books by your favorite writers or albums by your favorite musical artists like Ayesha Selden with an acrylic display case. This display case gives you a clear view of your treasured pieces from any side. There are six panels that are easy to assemble without using glue or screws. The high-quality acrylic display gives a clean and modern look to your home. It is advised to wear gloves and use a circle plate to remove the protective coating on the panels. This display box is mirrored, elevating the look of your collection. Storing your beloved pieces is great for protecting them from dust, fingerprints, and UV rays. The acrylic resin on this display case blocks most UV rays.

Triangle Glass Modern Noguchi Coffee Table

Ayesha Selden’s home has beautiful coffee tables that reflect her love for art. This Noguchi coffee table is a great pick for those who are art collectors or beginners interested in building a collection. The table is a piece of art in itself, designed with a clear glass top and an elegantly designed wooden base. This mid-century style table is the perfect addition to any living room, leisure area, home office, or bedroom. The table can hold up to 330 pounds and requires minimal assembly. To clean, wipe the top with glass cleaner and use a soft, moist cloth to wipe the shelf.

“The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion” by Antwaun Sargent

This book by art curator and critic Antwaun Sargent, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion,” amplifies the transformation taking place in art and fashion. The book is filled with gorgeous editorial images of Black runway and cover models. It celebrates the inclusion of Black people in fashion and art. The book tells a visual story of how Black beauty, art, and fashion are celebrated worldwide. Not only are Black models celebrated in the glossy pages of this book, but incredible Black contemporary fashion photographers take each image. Featured in this book are images by photographers like Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Mickalene Thomas, and Micaiah Carter, to name a few.

Large Lamb Fabric Corner Sectional Sofa

When curating a home filled with fine art and work from your favorite writers and musicians, you have to get a couch to match the energy. This beautiful couch, made from high-quality lamb fabric, is soft to the touch and adds warmth and comfort to your home. There is a solid wood frame structure that provides stability and support, ensuring that this couch lasts for years to come. It’s the perfect couch for unwinding with a glass of wine and a good book or admiring the art that surrounds you. The sleek and simple design is complemented by gentle curves that add a modern touch of elegance to your space.

100% Pure Mongolian Cashmere Throw Blanket

Keep it cozy with this luxurious throw blanket made from 100% pure Mongolian cashmere. This blanket is soft and lightweight and makes any couch feel like the perfect retreat. It’s warm and breathable, making you feel warm and cozy in the winter and also being a great relief on a cool summer night. This throw blanket's striped geometric diamond pattern makes it a timeless design. The colors and pattern make it a great fit for any design style. This throw blanket was crafted in Inner Mongolia. It holds the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certification, adhering to high environmental and safety standards. Care for this throw blanket by taking it to professional dry cleaners only.

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