Speaker Profile


Nationally acclaimed interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins mixes vibrant colors with layered patterns to create architecturally inspired spaces that are, at once, elegant, inventive and timeless. Taking cues from runway fashion, his residences feature luxurious and refined materials including intricate wallcoverings, sculptural lighting, and stately furnishings. Jenkins’ goal “is to ensure that my clients’ homes are always classic, chic and without an expiration date,” states the designer. Jenkins’ has designed client projects throughout the United States in Michigan, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas and Nevada, and internationally in Toronto, Canada.

Jenkins was honored with Traditional Home’s “New Trad” Rising Star of Design Award, as well as an extensive front cover feature highlighting a recent commission. His work has garnered attention from numerous publications including Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, House Beautiful, Veranda, and Domino. Televised audiences declared him the winner of HGTV’s prime time competition series Showhouse Showdown. His brand expanded into product design with the 2016 launch of Corey Damen Jenkins Exclusively for Leathercraft, a line of high-end home furnishings. In 2018, Jenkins debuted a new lighting collection with Hudson Valley Lighting—the first designer collaboration in the brand’s history. He was also tapped to design the national ad campaign (Vanity Fair, Elle Décor) for DXV, American Standard’s luxury kitchen, and bath line. Most recently, Jenkins was invited to design the formal library for the prestigious 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The Show House will open to the public on May 2nd, 2019 in New York City.

Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates expanded its imprint in 2018 with the opening of a second office in New York City’s Flatiron District. However, Jenkins remains dedicated to the resurgence of his hometown Detroit, and the original Birmingham, Michigan studio will continue to serve as the firm’s flagship location. Jenkins strongly believes in giving back to the design community. His firm generously supports a number of charities including Housing Works: Design On A Dime, Variety For The Children, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, DIFFA: Dining By Design, and the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.