About Our Founder
Chicago native Kabria Cummings has interior design in her DNA. Her parents, Sam and Ella Cummings were quite the dynamic decorating duo. They scoured thrift stores for items that they could breathe new life into. They made drapery, reupholstered furniture, gardened, collected global art and her father even built his own furniture. Additionally, Kabria was influenced by her cousin Thea Nerissa Barnes, who collected artisanal items while traveling the world as a professional dancer with Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey.
Decorating and collecting art from her travels became part-time hobbies while Kabria established a career in graphic design and marketing. However, the deaths of her parents two months apart and other life-altering events that included the end of a long-term relationship, surgery, and the loss of her job of 10 ½ years, prompted her to reevaluate things. Kabria knew that she wanted to pursue her passion for interior decorating full-time. In 2016, she founded Global Attic LLC.
Global Attic sells a carefully curated collection of one-of-a-kind home décor sourced and sometimes designed by Kabria. The statement pieces transform bland living spaces, convey individuality, and help to support the global community. They are handmade by artisans from around the world using natural and sustainable materials in places such as Africa, Indonesia, India & Haiti.
The company not only pays artisans a fair wage, but also makes donations to several charitable campaigns and organizations throughout the year.
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