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Colin King- Interior Stylist

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Colin King and his twin brother grew up on a rural farm in Ohio. At the age of 13 he discovered dance and when he was 18, he moved to New York to continue his jazz and ballet studies where he quickly realized that maybe the world had other plans for him. On a whim, at 22, he moved to LA where he faced the same frustrations - he was told he was too tall, too thin, and not masculine enough and eventually he took the hint and began working as a fitness instructor, and then an estate manager, and then a digital content producer, and then at a design firm with a shop on Melrose Avenue. At the shop, he was tasked with pulling merchandise from the shelves to style and photograph vignettes and promoting them on social media. Here he finally found something he was as passionate about as dance.

In 2017 he returned to New York to get back to the grind of juggling several gigs to stay afloat. In the morning, he was a personal trainer; in the afternoon, he managed the social media accounts for the home brand "One Kings Lane"; in the evening, he scouted and pitched stories to magazines to establish himself as a stylist. Within a few months he was fully booked, allowing him to focus on one job for the first time in his life. In 2018 Beni Rugs cofounder Robert Wright slid in to the Colins Instagram DM to enlist his expertise. In 2022 Colin at the age of 33 has been named Artistic Director at Beni Rugs.

Below are a few selected images that show the beauty of his work