HGTV Design Star winner, Kim Myles has loved smoking marijuana for most of her adult life. But every time she went on to buy some, the environment was “dark, dingy, and ugly” which made her feel like a criminal. So, she decided to help those small American businesses and give them a complete makeover, which is all featured on High Design.
Keep reading this Kim Myles Bio to learn more about her.
Kim Myles On Discovery Plus’s High Design
Discovery Plus’s High Design is the first cannabᎥs design makeover show. Stepping into the taboo zone, Kim Myles shared that there have been other reality shows in this space, like Netflix’s Cooking on High, but High Design definitely is one of its kind.
“No one’s high here, but everyone is in high spirits,” she explained before adding that the people on the set were having more fun than the ones watching them. But while Kim’s love for pot is one thing, the show’s more about helping those struggling small businesses. And being a customer herself, in addition to her design acumen, empathy, and ebullience, the remodeled shop was definitely in for better days.
With this being said, helping a marijuana business wasn’t easy. Some rules and regulations made the business complicated. “The margins are really tight. It’s really complex, the business, and the last thing on their mind is the retail environment,” Kim explained.
Also, the rules stated that neither Kim nor her production crew can legally touch the space — from changing the floor plan to organizing the products.
But then again, this very changing nature was what made High Design so interesting to watch. Furthermore, Kim’s determination to try and involve the local community, people to tell a community story, ll wrapped into these tiny shops, the show was perfect for a niche audience.
Overall, High Design is entertaining, informative, and “it’s all one grand adventure in a world that nobody has explored before.”
The show premiered on April 13, 2022.
Kim Myles Net Worth
Kim Myles flaunted a net worth of above $800 thousand in 2022.
This talented designer initially rose to starlight after winning Design Star season 2 in 2008. After her victory, she went on to compete in HGTV Showdown and hosted Over Your Head. Also, in 2009, she then appeared in Myles of Style, and fast forward to 2014, she appeared in a few ep of Home Made Simple.
Thereafter, Kim has been designing “insane jobs” from Alaska to Beverly Hills with her company, Epic Spaces, and has filmed multiple commercials inducing the one for Chase Bank, an Amp energy drink fight scene, and California Tourism Board. Also, she has done quite a few consulting and project management for various clients all over the country.
According to her, great decor and style can and should be driven by imagination, creativity, and self-expression. It’s because of her philosophy that Kim is now one of the leading voices in the DIY/Lifestyle arena.
As of 2022, Kim worked as the CEO of her interior design firm Kim Myles Design and aided numerous shelter publications and websites. Also, as a licensed hairstylist in both NY and CA, she’s not only been helping people with their homes but also with their beauty.
She believes that “taking a more creative, imaginative approach to home, style, and life can yield giant dividends for almost anyone.”
Talking more about her time as a hairstylist, Kim’s been in the business for over 20 years. Her approach to hair is “less work, more life.” Admittedly, “listening and identifying hidden potential” are two of her superpowers and she’s been known to create beautiful, low-maintenance hairstyles.
Is Kim Myles Married?
Yes, Kim Myles is married. Her husband, Scott Myles is a graphic designer by profession. They were married in March 1997 at Gramercy Park, and have spent over 25 years of married life together.
In 2007, the husband-wife used to run an ice cream shop in New York City named 5 Boroughs Ice Cream. One of their flavors called Staten Island Landfill even caused some controversy and ultimately led them to be a boycott in the area. Two years later, the duo shut down their business and moved to LA.
As for their kids, we’ve no idea if they have any. But they do share a cute dog named Maizy.
Fun Fact: Kim first met Scott at a bar.
Kim Myles Age
Kim Myles was 48 years of age when High Design premiered in 2022.
Meaning, she was 34 when she won Design Star season 2
Kim Myles Height
Kim Myles stands tall at a height under 5 feet (152 cm).
Is Kim Myles On Instagram?
Yes, find her on Instagram @kimmylesdesign.
Kim Myles Family
Kim Myles was open about her family over her socials. Her parents — Bob and Beth Hawkes often made it to her posts with lovely captions. Furthermore, she once even wrote about her “strong, kind, creative and funny” grandmother who is her role model.
Her father, Bob is a CSU graduate who went on to work at Kern Community College District, while her mother Beth worked as a staff development educator extraordinaire at Adventist Health.
“Be sure and watch our daughter Kim Myles on the TV show she produced, is starring in and launching on April 13th!!,” Beth wrote over her FB supporting her daughter.
When Is Kim Myles Birthday?
Kim receives her birthday wishes in July.
Where Is Kim Myles From?
Kim’s hometown remained anonymous. But as of 2022, she resided in Jersey City, NJ
What Is Kim Myles Maiden Name?
Her maiden name is “Hawkes.”