According to MJ’s LinkedIn, he has been working as an interior designer for Two Chicks and a Hammer since 2019. In addition to working on Good Bones, MJ is involved in a couple of other HGTV renovation series. MJ lists the reality shows Small Space Big Potential and Rock the Block as other projects he works on. MJ details more about his career on his Instagram account, @michaeljeffreydesign. On Instagram, MJ has shared over 1,600 posts with his 10,300 followers. Most of MJ’s posts are dedicated to the work he and the Indianapolis-based Good Bones team completed on TV. From his favorite decor to behind-the-scenes knowledge on how the Two Chicks and a Hammer team succeeded with a renovation, MJ’s Instagram is a must-follow for Good Bones fans that want an inside look at the reality star’s creative process.
In addition to sharing about his tasteful interior design career, MJ posts about his family on Instagram. On May 15, 2019, MJ got married to his husband. MJ shared a now-deleted picture with a loving caption, celebrating his wedding anniversary with his husband a year later, according to Distractify. The famous interior designer wrote, “Happy anniversary Mr. Merkley! We’ve accomplished so much this year. It’s out of control how much we can do together. Thank you for being the most understanding husband EVER. Thank you for letting me be completely crazy and not even batting an eye.” The Good Bones season 6 designer and “Mr. Merkley” don’t have any children, but they do have two adorable dogs that are often featured on MJ’s social media. See the happy couple below: