See inside: Black Wednesday founder Corri Smith’s house is all black from the exterior to the closet

See inside: Black Wednesday founder Corri Smith’s house is all black from the exterior to the closet
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It’s not surprising that Corri Smith, owner and founder of Black Wednesday, also lives in a black house with black furniture and a closet of black clothes.

Smith’s creative PR firm Black Wednesday has clients like bardo, Chopt, and Protagonist. She’s been in Charlotte for 12 years, and has rented in Druid Hills for the last six.

Background: Less than four miles from Uptown and a mile-and-a-half from Camp North End, Smith had been looking to buy in Druid Hills for years before she bought a tear-down in October 2019 and had a semi-custom home built. She officially moved in February 2020, right before the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s a challenging time being a first-time homeowner, and a small business owner. “I just hope I can keep paying my mortgage,” Smith says.

The house: The home was built and designed by Blake and Lara Bucci of Customcraft, a new homebuilder in Charlotte. At 1,440 square feet, it’s two stories with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths. The third bedroom, which is downstairs, is Smith’s office and yoga studio (a necessity these days). In total, the house cost around $250,000.

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Corri Smith with her two dogs. (Photo by/courtesy of Remy Thurston)

Style: With prayer candles lining the steps, tarot card decks on shelves, and black accent walls, the overall vibe is a little witchy but undoubtedly warm.

She gets furniture and home accessories from places like World Market or West Elm, along with some local, funkier spots like Wayne’s Super Market for her favorite prayer candles.

“It’s a strange place but I’m obsessed with it,” she says of Wayne’s.

Art: Smith is big on independent artists. Broken Isn’t Bad is one of her favorites for prints, tarot, etc., and the purple and black acrylic and resin piece in her living room is by Chris Watts.

Plant mom: Smith’s home, especially the stairwell, is dripping with plants. She shops at Oakdale Greenhouse, Melone’s, and Old Time Pottery for most of them.

Here’s a look around.

Corri Smith Home Your Kitchen details

Corri Smith Home Tour shelves

Some of the kitchen’s best features include the Smeg coffee pot, black honeycomb tile backsplash, and black shaker cabinets

Corri Smith Home Tour main area

Corri Smith Home Tour art

Printed on silk, the purple and black acrylic and resin piece in her living room is by Chris Watts.

Corri Smith Home Tour living room

Corri Smith Home Tour office doors

Corri Smith Home Tour office

Smith’s office is simple with a desk, record player, a small bookshelf, and plenty of space for yoga.

Corri Smith Home Tour stairs

Corri Smith Home Tour plants

It took some time for Smith to figure out how to use this nook. Turns out, it’s a great spot for hanging plants.

Corri Smith Home Tour bed

The owner’s bedroom has a black accent wall, minimalist furniture, and a dreamy, bright bathroom.

Corri Smith Home Tour bathroom

Smith chose white and grey tiles/counters for her bathroom to help draw in more natural light.

Corri Smith Home Tour closet

Yup, Smith wears a lot of black. And her closet is killer. 

Corri Smith Home Tour bedroom

The second bedroom upstairs also has an en suite.

Corri Smith Home Tour porch

Smith on the back patio. (Photo by/courtesy of Remy Thurston)

Corri Smith Home Tour exterior


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