'Dream Home Makeover' Creators Syd and Shea McGee — a Look into Their Lives

Joe Akins
Jan 24, 2021
09:30 A.M.
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Syd and Shea McGee have made a name for themselves with their hit series "Dream Home Makeover." Their fame and success did not start all rosy and easy. Here are a few things to know about them.


Syd and Shea McGee put everything on the line when they decided to make their dream of owning their studio come through. The young couple overcame all odds to get their dreams up and running.

Now a fan favorite, the couple have built a reputable brand and have many fans cheering them on. Their sacrifice and hard work finally paid off! Here are a few things to know about them.

Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee on their Netflix show, Dream Home Makeover | Photo: Youtube/netflix

Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee on their Netflix show, Dream Home Makeover | Photo: Youtube/netflix



The interior design power couple are not just business partners, but they are also a romantic pair. Their love story started way back before either of them had a brush with fame or had over two million followers on Instagram.

Shea, who had just enrolled in Brigham Young University, got attracted to Syd, her brothers' roommate. The duo's story was one of love at first sight, and since then, they have become an inseparable pair.



The couple got married in 2008, and at that time, they did not have much going on with them. Syd once recalled in an interview that they survived in a little one-bedroom apartment, one too small to contain all their belongings.

The couple has over 140 employees designing 17 homes across the country.

It was in the days of their little beginnings that Shea discovered that she was a design mogul. According to reports, Shea decided to change her career and switch over to interior design while they were both in their little apartment.



Syd and Shea have found incredible success since they started. From having their studio to having their reality show and a massive fan base. The couple has attributed their success to their strong bond as a team.

While Shea is the duo's brain, Syd is responsible for ensuring the smooth day to day running of their brand. Shea has the ideas, and Syd is a smart businessman. For the couple, playing on their strength is their golden secret.



The couple revealed that they have a single goal with their brand, to make life beautiful for their clients. The couple said that their studio, "Studio McGee," has the vision to bring beauty to homes.


According to reports, the couple had to move from California to Utah to keep going after exhausting their funds to set up their dreams. As a young couple and parents, Syd and Shea used up all their savings and quit their job to set up their studio.

Years later, Syd and Shea are glad they put in all the sacrifice and risk. The couple has over 140 employees designing 17 homes across the country. They also have a massive social media following and a Netflix series.

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