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Malcolm Simmons

Design Contributor

Malcolm Simmons

Originally from Virginia, Malcolm spent most of his childhood growing up in tropical environments like Honduras and Brazil, which inspired his diverse perspectives on life and design. He majored in visual communication design at Virginia Tech, where his graduating thesis was all about the correlating aspects of interior and graphic design (which included a very convincing theory that designing the function of a printed piece is no different than designing a functional physical space). Since then, he has leaned into a love for small-to-large DIY projects, renovating homes across his home state of Virginia, and hopefully inspiring others to do the same. More broadly, Malcolm is an endless overthinker, and can usually be found typing and retyping emails/texts/this biography perpetually to [perceived] perfection. He’s also very much into traveling for extensive periods of time, trying to maintain an active lifestyle, and obsessing over his two unbelievably adorable nephews.

What Makes Me Tick

  • Sign/Enneagram/Myer-Briggs/Hogwarts House:

    Taurus / 9 (The Peacemaker) / ENFJ / Hufflepuff and Proud

  • Design Aesthetic in 5 words:

    Classic. Collected. DIY. Mostly Minimal.

  • Favorite EHD Room Of All Time:

    I love Brady’s entire apartment evolution. My idea of California cool.

  • Favorite Instagram Follow:

    I’m super invested in @renovationhusbands victorian home makeover!

  • Title of Memoir:

    “Overthinking: A Life Lived Indecisively”

  • Silliest Secret Single Behavior:

    …I pour milk before I pour cereal…

  • Most Likely To…

    Nap unexpectedly.

  • Favorite Place To Shop For Home Decor:

    Target, or Lowe’s for DIY decor equipment procurement.

  • Favorite Place To Shop For Fashion:

    Uniqlo. Classic and simple.

  • Dining Room Rug:

    Here for it.

  • Reversing Book Spines:

    Love it.

  • Wallpaper or Paint?


  • Maximalism:

    In small doses. Is that ironic?

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