Derrick Johnson


Derrick Johnson, Domestic Lifestyle Expert, created Dare To Be Domestic   in its early stages as a lifestyle blog to help his friends with common questions about topics in and around their apartments.  As the brand grew Derrick was able to combine his career as a personal assistant and weekend organizing gigs into one company. Now Derrick shares his methods and products with his clients in Los Angeles and abroad.


After graduating from the University of Maryland Derrick landed a job with IBM.  That enabled him to move to Hollywood - well Miracle Mile to be exact.  Who'd have guessed a Victoria's Sectret model gave Derrick his first assistant job.  It was there he learned he wasn't so much of a calendar kind of assistant but could throw a mean dinner party. Next Derrick explored his creative side working as a creative coordinator at an advertising agency and then as a photography agent. It was at these jobs Derrick honed his creative eye...

On the weekends Derrick organized garages and coordinated yard sales. Who knew that would be a hit?  As the word spread he was happy to realize he could quit his day job and focus on what he loved - helping people help themselves in and around their home.  So Dare To Be Domestic, was born. A combination of every skill, hobby and job Derrick's had in his young life.

Brandie Carlos


Brandie loves everything dealing with beauty, food, tech, and design.  She is a proud Angeleno, that loves finding the best hole in the walls across the city. From an early age her grandmother taught her how to sew, make jewelry, and create floral arrangements. It was no surprise when she chose to become a makeup artist, working with everyone from brides to Tyrese.

She is passionate about creating individual solutions for our clients homes and their luxury needs. She is the perfect mix of techie and true artist.