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As a young boy growing up in Southfield, Michigan, Mikel Welch busied himself with the construction of sofas and dining tables using toy Legos for imaginary houses. It was evident to his family that an innate sense of creativity and a passion for design was embedded in Mikel from birth. Today Welch runs a New York-based interior design business, Mikel Welch Designs, and works as a host and design expert on Quibi’s Murder House Flip. On camera, Mikel shows viewers tips and tricks for renovating homes, designing sophisticated spaces, and creating luxury looks at affordable prices. Mikel is a former on-air personality of TLC’s Trading Spaces and his designs have been featured on HGTV, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and Good Morning America. In January 2020, House Beautiful named Mikel as one of the 2020 NEXT WAVE designers. His work has also been featured in Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Elle Decor, People, The New York Times, and several other shelter magazines. Mikel has also had the honor of designing lavish VIP green rooms for prominent personalities, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Faith Hill, Steve Harvey, Harry Connick Jr., Joan Rivers, and Halle Berry.  Mikel Welch is a New York-based interior designer and host of Quibi’s Murder House Flip. On camera, Mikel shows viewers tips and tricks for renovating homes, designing sophisticated spaces, and creating luxury looks at affordable prices. Mikel is a former on-air personality of TLC’s Trading Spaces and his designs have been featured on HGTV, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and Good Morning America. In January 2020, House Beautiful named Mikel as one of the 2020 NEXT WAVE designers. His work has also been featured in Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Elle Decor, People, The New York Times, and several other shelter magazines. Mikel has also had the honor of designing lavish VIP green rooms for prominent personalities, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Faith Hill, Steve Harvey, Harry Connick Jr., Joan Rivers, and Halle Berry.

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“Like generations prior, history always seems to repeat itself. The next wave of design will not be exempt from this constant. I foresee designers pulling inspiration from the past era. Millennials were able to revive pink walls, abstract geometric shapes, and rattan furniture. Don’t shoot the messenger…but the next design trend is bound to be the 90’s. I believe we’ll see a resurgence of hunter green walls, modern wicker furniture, and the infamous arched windows and walls that were iconic of the 1990s.”