We interviewed four successful interior designers that are all self taught. Amber Lewis, Jenny Komenda, Shea McGee and Brian Patrick Flynn all open up about everything from their education backgrounds (in some cases, dropping out of school) to advice they would give to anyone trying to break into the field. 1. Amber Lewis | Principal at Amber Interior Design and founder and CEO of the blog, Amber Interiors. Based in California, but designing all over the world, Amber makes her signature casual California design look effortless, cool, cozy, eclectic and unique. Find her (and her amazing work) at amberinteriordesign.com , @amberinteriors on instagram, and check out her shoppe to get her signature look in person (in Calabasas) or online here. 2. Jenny Komenda | Interior designer and the owner of Juniper Studio, Jenny's Print Shop and founder of the blog, Little Green Notebook. Phoenix based, Jenny has been blogging about interiors since 2007! Her style is approachable, eclectic and the perfect mix of splurge pieces with budget-friendly DIY (she's the queen!) mixed in. Find more of Jenny's work at juniper-studio.com, littlegreennotebook.com, @jennykomenda on Instagram, and her digital print shop jennysprintshop.com. 3. Brian Patrick Flynn | Television producer turned interior designer. Founder of FlynnsideOut Productions, a full service production company specializing in lifestyle-related content. Atlanta based, Brian's style can best be described as soft-masculine and characterized by a unique mix of design styles, modern and classic art, unconventional color schemes and practical budgets. The designer primarily resides in Atlanta but frequently retreats his two alternate residences, the country home in the mountains of north Georgia and a Scandinavian pied-á-terre in Reykjavik, Iceland for creative inspiration. Find more of Brian's work on HGTV.com here, through his production company Flynnside Out, and on Instagram @bpatrickflynn. 4. Shea McGee | Co-Founder and Creative Director of Studio McGee and McGee & Co. Utah based, Shea's bright and clean aesthetic has attracted a wait-list of clients and originally, no idea how to handle the workload. Studio McGee was created in a spare bedroom with lots of big ideas and no room for fabric samples and has grown into a massive empire. Find more of Shea's work at Studio-mcgee.com, watch their web series here, through their McGee & Co Shop and on instagram @studiomcgee. The 6 questions you can expect to hear answered in this episode are: • What is your education background? • When did you realize design was something you wanted to do professionally and how did you make that shift? • How did you grow your business, get clients, get noticed!? • What role does social media play in your business? • What’s something you still want to learn? • What advice do you have for others wanting to break into the field? This Episode is Sponsored by: Blue Apron We've been using Blue Apron for almost three years now, and we couldn't recommend it more. They even started offering Whole30® Compliant options, so give it a try this week! Our listeners can get $30 off their first order by visiting www.blueapron.com/clj ThirdLove Jules is nonstop raving about her ThirdLove bras, and their incredible process. From determining fit to selecting a style, you can do it all from the comfort of your home and they offer 60 different size options! Visit www.thirdlove.com/clj to get 15% off your first purchase.