As a young boy living in Southfield, Michigan, Mikel Welch busied himself with the construction of sofas and dining tables for imaginary houses. It was evident to his family that creativity and a passion for design were embedded in Mikel from birth.
Today Mikel runs his interior design business Mikel Welch Designs and works as an on air personality and design expert for Steve Harvey, recipient of the 2014 and 2015 Emmy for best informative talk show. 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. Mikel joined Steve Harvey as a set designer in 2012. 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.