Get to know The Scott Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott in today's Designer Spotlight Q&A! Find out what sewing projects are inspiring them, their favorite fabrics in their Scott Living fabric collection and some fun facts that may surprise you!
About The Scott Brothers
Multi-faceted entrepreneurs, best-selling authors and twin television personalities, Drew and Jonathan Scott are co-founders of Scott Brothers Global, which includes Scott Living and Scott Brothers Entertainment.
Scott Living is Jonathan and Drew’s rapidly expanding collection of home goods, which includes indoor furniture, décor, textiles and bedding.The Scott brothers are hosts of multiple top-rated HGTV series including the Emmy-nominated and Canadian Screen Award-winning Property Brothers, Brother vs. Brother and Property Brothers at Home, among others. Their shows are enjoyed by millions of viewers in over 150 countries and their books, Dream Home and It Takes Two: Our Story, are New York Times and Wall Street Journal best sellers. In 2017, the brothers were named Habitat Humanitarians, the highest recognition offered by Habitat for Humanity.
When did you realize you had a passion for design?
JONATHAN: When we were young, probably about five or six years old, we used to rearrange all the furniture in the house whenever Mom and Dad left us with a babysitter. We always had ideas about how to improve or freshen things up. And when I performed as a magician, I also learned woodworking and metalworking in order to build illusions. But it wasn’t until we graduated from high school that we decided to get into investing in real estate.
Describe your aesthetic in 3 words.
DREW: smart, clean, character
JONATHAN: cozy, elegantly eclectic
You partnered with Premier Prints to launch your line of fabrics. What made them the perfect partner for you?
DREW: We strongly believe in finding partners who raise the bar like we do. We love working with people who love to work. Premier Prints brings great ideas and excellent quality to our venture.
If you had to choose one favorite fabric or product that you’ve designed, what would it be and why?
JONATHAN: Our Scott Living Canal Luxe Linen Basketweave Vermillion Fabric
is the right amount of everything. A beautiful, deep pop of red can add a little edge to any project.
DREW: I really like the Scott Living Dome Fabric we offer in our collection. It’s simple and approachable but still elegant.
What are your current favorite trends in sewing / DIY?
JONATHAN: You still can’t beat making custom, full-height drapes and similar pillows. It’s an excellent way to tie a color or pattern throughout the space.
DREW: My wife, Linda, has been making reusable cloth bags with our fabrics so that we don’t need to waste plastic. I love them, and they look great.
What do you love most about creating a DIY project with your fabric (or seeing customers creating DIY projects with your fabric)?
JONATHAN: I just love seeing people get creative. Sewing projects are very rewarding because you can get a high-end custom look and it’s not that difficult to pull off if you have the right equipment. Not to mention, you can brag about it every time somebody comes to the house!
What projects are on your “must make” list right now?
JONATHAN: I am making my pups, Gracie and Stewie, their own custom beds right now. Who says the pooches can’t rock a little style too?
What’s coming up for you in 2018? What’s next?
DREW: We’re filming Property Brothers and Buying & Selling in Nashville right now. Other than the extreme humidity, we’re having a blast. You’ll see a lot of incredible properties, and with each design you’ll see at least one completely unique feature. Stay tuned!
What do you love to do when you aren’t designing and creating?
JONATHAN: I love to crank the music and surround myself with inspiration—sometimes that’s other designers, sometimes it’s a beautiful atmosphere. When diving headfirst into the creative process, no idea is a bad one because any idea could lead to a gem.
Tell us one thing people might not know about you.
DREW: I actually went to college for kinesiology. I wanted to be a phys ed teacher or a personal trainer.
JONATHAN: I’m a magician/illusionist and actually took costuming while attending the University of Calgary. I used to sew all my own costumes, curtains and props!