Michelle Obama Chooses Michael Smith!


I hope that all of you enjoyed yesterday’s inauguration events. Millions were watching in the U.S. and around the world, making this a global celebration for change…and change is coming.

In the design world, people can’t stop talking about the change that is coming to the East Wing of the White House with interior designer Michael S. Smith at the helm. Michelle Obama’s pick for White House designer is known for his ability to turn grand homes into comfortable, family-friendly spaces.

And it’s no wonder that our new First Lady has picked Michael Smith. His style really complements her own philosophy of sophistication, comfort and mixing high-end items with basic elements.

Michelle Obama / Michael Smith 3
Sophisticated and understated.

Michelle Obama / Michael Smith
Integrating classic elements.

Michelle Obama / Michael Smith 2
Mixing modern and traditional with warmth and pops of color.

I can’t wait to see what Michael comes up with for this young family. There is no question that with Mrs. Obama as a client, it is sure to be stylish.

{Interiors images from Michael S. Smith portfolio on Domino.com}

8 replies
  1. ambika
    ambika says:

    I can't wait to see the end result. & though I had mixed feelings about her dresses, I think her confidence and beauty alone allowed her to pull boht off.

  2. AphroChic
    AphroChic says:

    I think you are so right ambika. I really love how Michelle pushes the envelope. I don’t always love what she wears, but I like that she’s bold, self-assured, and not afraid to go in a new direction. It’s inspiring.

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Great post, Jeanine! I love how you matched up the elements between Michelle Obama personal and Michael Smith’s design style. -Chante

  4. ms. shoo {shebreathes.com}
    ms. shoo {shebreathes.com} says:

    I can’t wait to see the results.I think Mrs. Obama has awesome taste! And I love that she seeks out obscure + emerging designers. Not to mention she has single handily made me see J.Crew in a completely different light {hehe}. I think she knows what works for her body. And while I’ve never dissected her style, I can say that it seems she remains true to her style in a sea of seamness, which always deserves kudos!


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