Arts integrator, curator, culturist and designer Maya-Camille Broussard began The MCB Project as a web series documenting interior design projects inspired by pieces of art.
Viewers are encouraged to allow art to inspire completely redesigned living spaces.
“Clients often pass up a great piece of art simply because it does not match their furniture,” she says. “I want to help my clients understand that they do not have to give up on a piece just because it doesn’t match their current décor.”
Webisodes appear on The MCB Project‘s website and offer an intimate look into the art-based interior design process. “I particularly love working with approachable up and coming artists who freely discuss their work,” says Broussard. “They convey their passion and that inspires my design strategy.”
The MCB Project was created after a couple decided not to purchase a work of art from Broussard’s Chicago gallery, Three Peas Art Lounge… because it didn’t match their couch.
Since launching The MCB Project in 2012, Broussard’s blog has expanded to include additional genres in the arts and culture including film, literature, culinary arts, fashion, product design, travel and more. Broussard focuses on a lifestyle richly embedded in the arts and culture.
As the owner and curator behind Chicago’s Three Peas Art Lounge, Maya-Camille Broussard made viewing and collecting art less intimidating. She has been featured by national and local publications and television shows, including NBC’s LXTV, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Journal Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social, N’Digo, and WGN’s People to People. Broussard currently teaches dance at a local college. She sits on the board for Streetfood Artistry, a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting standout creatives in the fields of culinary, art and cultural entrepreneurship. She writes the Art Cart column for Today’s Chicago Woman (TCW) magazine and the Afrobella Art column for Afrobella.com. A Chicago native, Broussard is a graduate of Howard University (B.F.A.) and Northwestern University (M.A.).