Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mr. Smith goes to Washington...

Michael Smith, was recently named the new decorator for the Obama White House. I actually saw him years ago at a party in LA while visiting my sister. Before he was famous, I may forget a name, but never a face! I love his work as an Interior Decorator!
When it comes to his design style, Romantic European! Need I say more!

A few things about Michael:

Born: Newport Beach, CA
College: Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles
Year Abroad: London, studying at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Apprenticeship: With legendary New York decorator John Saladino
First Celeb Clients: Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere
Media mogul client: Rupert and Wendi Murdoch
Other clients: Steven Spielberg and Dustin Hoffman to name a few
His style: Old-world romantic European influences filtered through a bright, light California sensibility
He and the White House both own: A Coromandel screen
Favorite chain stores: Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Williams-Sonoma Home, Target
Quote: "There's nothing more tragic than rooms that look as if the furniture all arrived on the same day, in the same truck."


Serita said...

I love the mural on the bedroom wall!

Anonymous said...

Hi designs look like something that the first lady would like.

Romantic Decorating and Design said...

I just love a good interior decorater. I've been following Micheal for a long time and he's good.

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