BAD ASS INTERIOR DESIGNERHer bio on instagram simply reads, "Bass Ass Interior Designer." After learning what I needed to know and scrolling through her feed, I hit the follow button. To give you a bit more of her bio, however: Jessie D. Miller is a St. Louis tastemaker, interior designer, and stylist, well-known for her starring roles on the national television design shows HGTV (Design) Star and The White Room Challenge. She is also the author of The Design Daredevil, a lifestyle blog on which she shares the inspiration for her fearless approach to life, and interior design.
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MOMENT YOU KNEW YOU WANTED TO BE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER.
I was quite happy and successful working in the residential development industry for many years. When the market crashed I had a large mortgage and bills to pay, out of desperation I took a a completely unappealing job working for a tax credit developer. I was beyond miserable and bored out of my mind, then ended up getting fired from the job I absolutely hated. A week later I was on a plane headed to Vegas to celebrate Halloween (my favorite holiday), and was doing some soul searching. I reflected on what it was that I loved so much about residential real estate, it was creating someones home. I decided that if I had what it took to make so much money for other people doing what I loved then I could certainly make a little bit of money for myself doing it. I’ve never considered doing anything else since.