Friday, January 16, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

I just heard the news that Michael S. Smith, my favorite all time designer (I know, you are probably tired of hearing me say that!) has been hired by Michelle Obama to redecorate the White House!

Wow!  I mean, Wow!!!  How exciting is that?

Michael will infuse a wonderful style complete with a mix of old and new into the home of our new First Family.  His style is timeless, not trendy.


Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama’s warmth and sincerety shine through in this photo.  

The White House (back)

The White House (back).

From his website Michael S. Smith Inc.

Michael S Smith in book Elements of Style

From Michael’s Book Elements of Style.

He will have to leave his classic beach style in California though.

I wonder if he will use any (or all) of his product lines, such as his tile and plumbing line by Ann Sacks, his home fragrance line for Agraria, or his modern rug collection by Mansour Modern.

Fancy Garden 1

Fancy Garden Rug by Michael S. Smith at Mansour Modern.   Perhaps for use in the private residence?

Michael S Smith Collection

Michael’s Agragria products.  Will all the restrooms in the White House now carry these fragrances?

Dolina Chair by Jasper by Michael S Smith

I wonder if he will bring in fresh new pieces, such as this Dolina Chair from his Jasper (named for his dog) line of furniture.  Another private residence use?

© Simon Upton/Michael S. Smith: Houses/Rizzoli

Taken from his new book, Houses, Michael uses classic details, such as this beautiful iron canopy bed, mixed in with fresh linens, lighting and wall treatments.

Michael Smith; Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna

We can’t wait to see what you do with the White House Michael!  Good luck!


vicki archer said...

I am going to have to get his book - this guy is sure popular. xv

Callie Grayson said...

i can't wait to see what he does!
love his work, just giddy thinking about it!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see it either! It's funny---I don't remember their being this much fuss about the design of the white house when previous presidents took office---but maybe it's because i wasn't obsessed with design then! have people always been as interested in the incoming president's new white house design, or is it another manifestation of our interest in obama in general?