Michael Smith – also known as Obama’s White House decorator – is one of the most respected and original talents in the industry. Born in California, Michael studied interior design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. In 1984, he continued his studies at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, then returned to the U.S. to work under the tutelage of legendary antiques dealer Gep Durenberger.
His design firm, Michael S Smith Inc, was launched in 1990, expanding from projects solely for private clients to his line of fine furniture and fabrics – Jasper.
Let’s see some of the best projects that helped Elle Decor name Michael S. Smith as the 2003 Designer of the Year and also Architectural Digest to include him at the AD100 – selection of the top architects and interior designers.
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A self-described “portrait artist”, Michael S. Smith delivers rooms that reflect people at their best, constructing narratives with choice modern pieces, luscious textures and patterns, and distinctive old-world touches.
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