If you’ve ever scrolled through the #HomeInspiration tag on Instagram, or if you have a “Dream Home” Pinterest board filled with interior design aesthetics, chances are you’ve come across a photo of a Studio McGee project without even realizing. The creative duo behind Studio McGee, an interior design firm based in Salt Lake City, is husband and wife Syd and Shea McGee. The two not only custom-design multimillion dollar dream homes across the United States, but they also run a successful YouTube channel that led to the creation of the Netflix original series, Dream Home Makeover (which can be easily binge-watched in a single weekend, in case you were wondering).
Tune into Dream Home Makeover and you’ll learn the difference between “California Cool” and “Modern Farmhouse,” you’ll “ooh” and “ahh” at all the stunning lakeside mansions and mountain retreats, and you’ll probably end up jotting down every one of their design tricks and tips. But you’ll only get a small glimpse into the personal life of the couple themselves. What led them to sell everything they own, move across the country, and start a business? How do they juggle a design business, a furnishing business, and a huge social media presence all while raising a family? If Dream Home Makeover left you wanting more, read on to learn eight fun facts about Syd and Shea McGee.