New York City girl Kim Myles developed an interest in interior design at an early age, thanks to her suburban childhood. She has earned an associate’s degree in performing arts from the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, and worked as a hairstylist and a design enthusiast. She said that a designer’s best friends are courage and imagination, and that her own secret weapon is her sense of humor. She describes her design style as boiling down to global-urban elegance, and her other favorite styles are contemporary, modern, and bohemian chic. She says that color and texture are vital design elements, and that bare white walls should definitely be avoided.
Kim Myles won over the country when she became an HGTV Design Star in 2007, but she has since hosted her own show called Myles of Style. She also established KM(d), which is dedicated to creating high-end spaces for clients all around.