Join celebrity designer Mikel Welch, Founder of Mikel Welch Design, on this intimate tour of Contemporary Furnishings on Floors 10 & 11 in IHFC. Mikel will take you through his favorite finds, highlighting what’s new and innovative in contemporatory design on each floor.
Mikel Welch - Mikel Welch Designs
Mikel runs his interior design business Mikel Welch Designs and works as an on air personality and design expert for Steve Harvey. Here, Mikel has shown the show’s 2.2 million viewers tips and tricks for renovating unfinished basements, designing sophisticated masculine spaces and creating luxury looks at affordable prices. In this role, he has created lavish greenrooms for prominent personalities, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, Halle Berry and Tyler Perry.
The public first became familiar with Mikel’s signature style – his bow-tie, relaxed, fun and enthusiastic personality – when he appeared on HGTV Design Star’s Season 7 in 2012, where he finished as a top four contender. Mikel was also chosen to be one of 26 designers participating in the 2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens, and served on the Inaugural Designer Committee of the 2015 Antiques, Garden & Design Show.
His designs have been featured in The Huffington Post, HGTV Magazine, Essence Magazine, Chicago’s NBC-TV, HGTV’s Shop This Room and The Fabulist on E! Network and Splash magazine.
Mikel has recently been profiled in CS magazine, Modern Luxury Interiors and Crain’s Chicago Business, and is the newest designer on TLC’s Trading Spaces. Mikel resides between Chicago and New York City.