5 Years of Studio McGee!

A little look on the last (and best) 5 years of our lives!

17 September 2019 -


Employee count: One! Shea starts her design journey while doing her own home and sharing on social media. She’s always had an interest in design, so she takes some classes from her local community college. She shares more info in the Q&A video below!

Location: Southern California

June 18, 2013:

Shea announced her business, Shea McGee Design on instagram!


What life looked like: Shea running all parts of the business. From actual design work to ordering, and even billing.

Employee count: Two! Welcome Syd.

Location: Southern California

July 2014:

We announce that Syd is joining the team! Syd was at a pivoting point in his marketing career, and Shea was getting more and more clients. Syd took on the business side so Shea had time to be creative! This is also the time they coined their signature “Make Life Beautiful”


September 2014:

Team McGee begins work on our Modern Mountain Home! This is the home that was featured on Arch Digest, and has been reposted hundreds times on instagram!



What life looked like:

How many employees we had: 11

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah!

Instagram Followers: we hit 150,000

January 2015:

The McGee’s took a risk, and moved to Utah to give Studio McGee their all. They sold everything and moved our small family to Salt Lake City! Here they are in their first studio in the downtown area. See the photo tour here.




June 2015:

The launch of Studio McGee Home Collection. It featured pillow designs by both Syd and Shea!


October 2015:

We’ve already outgrown our space and start working on our next office space, located in Holladay, Utah!


December 2015:

Welcome baby Ivy to the McGee team!



How many employees we had: 28

Location: Holladay, Utah!

Instagram Followers: we hit 300,000

We move into our new office! Tour that space on the blog here.



Modern Mountain Home:



Windsong Project:


July 2016:

We launch our Youtube! We start with a series called “House to Home” and kick it off with a teaser:

And then we showed you how me made our rental feel like our own:

August 16, 2016:

We launch McGee & Co.!! We announced: “We’ve handpicked our favorite pieces to create a shop that embodies Studio McGee’s signature style: bright, clean, and collected. It features tailored pieces mixed with organic elements that are both classic and modern.“

The mission hasn’t changed!



This picture of Wren walking into Heritage Mercantile is really special. The McGee’s had no idea that one day this would be our future McGee & Co. store!!!!



How many employees we had: 39

Location: Holladay, Utah / Costa Mesa, CA

Instagram Followers: we hit 600,000

Our first ever catalogue! It had a cozy, winter holiday theme. You can still view it online here!





How many employees we had: 55

Location: from Holladay to Lehi, Utah! / Costa Mesa, CA

Instagram Followers: we hit 800,000

April 21, 2017

We opened our storefront! It was a last minute opportunity we couldn’t pass up, and we’re so in love with our little shop in Costa Mesa, California. See the photo tour and read more about it, then watch the webisode!

Recognize this door?




We even had an opening party!

We outgrew our Holladay location, and relocated yet again! We took the office to Lehi, Utah. You recently shared the photo tour on the blog! (It only took us a year to shoot the space)


The McGee’s begin working on our own home! After years of making homes for others, they finally got to start working their our dream home.


How many employees we had: 80

Location: Lehi, Utah / Costa Mesa, CA

Instagram Followers: we’re at 900,000

This is in early “spring” of this year…


We’re still working on our home!


We’re loving the office!


Our Youtube now has 98 videos and 140,000 subscribers! Our amazing team has grown so much, and we’ve done over 330 projects! You can see them some of them on our portfolio.

We wish we could introduce you to each team member from our office, to our storefront and our warehouse, but this video is the next best thing!


  • A show! We can’t really give any more information beyond that, but get excited for the fall!

  • A completed McGee Home!

Date Posted
17 September 2019