Welcome to Dare To Be Domestic
My name is Derrick Johnson and I am a professional Interior Designer, Estate Manger and Organizer – meaning I love everything having to do with the home. Dare To Be Domestic is my blog and webpage where I share all my insight and work on everything related to living a plentiful home-life. The Dare To Be Domestic page was inspired by my closest friends who on a regular basis ask me for advice on all things domestic – I’m talking cleaning, cooking, entertaining, decorating, organizing and even etiquette
Join me as I help to inspire others on how to be experts in their own homes.
Ive been an: Art Director, Arts and Crafts Teacher, Auto Parts Store Associate, Camp Counselor, Candy Maker, Choreographer, Cruise Ship Entertainer, Dance Instructor, Estate Manager, Fashion Stylist, Government File Clerk, Graphic Artist, Home Organizer, Interior Designer, Marketing Assistant, Personal Assistant to a Fashion Model, Photographer Representative, Personal Shopper, Proposal Writer, Talent Buyer, Telemarketer, Theatre Tour Assistant, Theatrical Actor, and Waiter.
I credit my childhood with my obsession with all-things-domestic. As the eldest of six, I was frequently relied upon to take care of my siblings. I used to help my father, who worked as a janitor, clean schools, offices and residential buildings. I also jumped at every opportunity to tag along with my grandmother, a housekeeper, on various jobs across our hometown, Gaithersburg, MD.
After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in communication and minor in arts management, I took my domestic knowledge and artistic skill to Hollywood, where I operate Dare To Be Domestic. My passion is transforming lives in areas from organization to fashion to interior design. I help my clients discover and then make the positive changes that will allow them to run smoother, more fabulous lives.