Anishka Clarke, Niya Bascom, Ishka Designs, African American Professionals, African American Interior Designers, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Brooklyn Real Estate: The Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Edition | Brooklyn Magazine Dynamic design duo Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom are partners in Brooklyn-based interior design firm Ishka Designs.



Their latest projects run the gamut from a Brooklyn day care center and a TriBeCa penthouse to a vacation and residential project in Jamaica.

Here, they reveal their current design obsessions, go-to places in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, where Clarke lives, and their custom-build powers.

What attracted you to live in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens?

It is a great location—next to Prospect Park, steps from the Q/B and shuttle trains, and just below the Botanical Gardens and Brooklyn Museum. More importantly, there is a rich and diverse Caribbean culture here that is very appealing to me.

Anishka Clarke, Niya Bascom, Ishka Designs, African American Professionals, African American Interior Designers, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNCourtesy of Ishka Designs | Photo Credit

Anishka Clarke, Niya Bascom, Ishka Designs, African American Professionals, African American Interior Designers, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNCourtesy of Ishka Designs | Photo Credit

Anishka Clarke, Niya Bascom, Ishka Designs, African American Professionals, African American Interior Designers, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNCourtesy of Ishka Designs | Photo Credit


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE | WASHINGTON, DC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).