It’s nice to be noticed

Designs and collections by Michael Smith and the Michael S Smith Inc brand continue to be recognized by major media, both the consumer and trade press. Michael’s work has also been celebrated in three stunning volumes from Rizzoli Publishing: Elements of Style (2007), Houses (2008) and Kitchens and Baths (2011).

Press & Publications

Veranda

Veranda

October 2013

A seaside house gets a thorough update without ever losing sight of a storied past. For designer Michael S. Smith, approaching the renovation of a an imposing ...continue

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

September 2012

MICHAEL S. SMITH'S MANHATTAN PENTHOUSE - Updating the New York City duplex he shares with HBO executive James Costos, the decorator finds inspiration in ...continue

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

March 2012

Actress and Comedian Ali Wentworth and her husband, George Stephanopoulos, turned to Michael S. Smith to Decorate their family's new Manhattan apartment. ...continue

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

July 2012

Michael Smith, known for bringing grand English country-house style to Hollywood's top moguls, threw over his own chintz-filled house for a soaring 1990s ...continue

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

November 2011

Interior designer Michael S. Smith shapes the decor of a New York City apartment to make the most of the museum-quality art collection on view. A few months ...continue

Tatler

Tatler

December 2011

...and Cindy Crawford's house, and Tom Cruise's too - in fact, just about anyone who's anyone's house. Annabel Rivkin meets interior-design ...continue

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

November 2011

In the living room of a classic New York town house, designer Michael S. Smith chose furniture with classic shapes that never go out of style.

Sotheby's Magazine

Sotheby's Magazine

July 2011

When Michael Smith was chosen by Barack and Michelle Obama to decorate the private quarters of the White House, and subsequently the Oval Office, the Los ...continue

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

June 2011

In a new Off Duty series, designers tour us through beloved spaces. Here, White House interior decorator Michael S. Smith extracts modern lessons from James ...continue

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

March 2011

"What I do is the most fun thing in the world," says interior decorator Michael S. Smith. "I have the opportunity to embrace my love of history ...continue

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

April 2011

21st Century New York Interior Decorator - Michael S. Smith

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

April 2011

Michael's new chair for Baker Furniture and his favorite finishing touch.

Veranda

Veranda

April 2011

Military Roots: Hand-forged iron posts and brass finials from Jasper by Michael S. Smith evoke 18th-c. French campaign furniture.

Veranda

Veranda

January 2011

This home by designer Suzanne Kasler features Jasper's 721-1 Flores Swing Arm Lamp as well as Jasper's fabric JP 4809 Wallace Vine Sage.

Veranda

Veranda

September 2010

Michael Smith is no stranger to transforming grand houses into family homes. Last January, the Santa Monica-based designer was chosen by Michelle Obama to ...continue

C Magazine

C Magazine

June 2010

The weekend home of a Los Angeles-based couple - he's a businessman, she's a portrait painter and writer - the abode has evolved substantially from ...continue

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

April 2010

The Demand for his services is such that Los Angeles - based decorator Michael S. Smith finds himself aloft almost as much as Ryan Bingham, the high flier of ...continue

Town & Country

Town & Country

May 2010

There's nothing unusual about being bicoastal anymore, but embracing life in regions as different as the solid, big shouldered Mid-West and flighty, golden ...continue

House And Garden

House And Garden

October 2009

The American decorator Michael S. Smith describes the typical entrance hall of an English country house as a favourite room. 'I like the severity, the lack ...continue

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

October 2009

C. Pittel : I like the way the house tumbles down the hill. And details like those small square windows in the living room make it look like a ruin you've ...continue

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

April 2009

M.Smith: I wanted the house to be warm and inviting and colorful and eccentric just like my client Donna Roth. She's a movie producer with a very eclectic ...continue

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

November 2008

The inviting interiors - a soft, restrained palette and historic charm coupled with 21st century comfort - were designed by Los Angeles based Michael S. Smith. ...continue

Town and Country

Town And Country

October 2008

When visiting Howard and Nancy Marks's London apartment, it's important to remember to crane your neck. If you don't, you jyst might miss the ...continue

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

March 2008

The residence is "strangely upside-down" in plan, Smith points out, with three bedrooms. Visitors enter a small living room, then proceed up the ...continue

Town and Country

Town And Country

October 2006

With T&C's blessing, the Chartounis hired Michael S. Smith, a designer who "gives classicism a modern edge," as Dina puts it, for clients ...continue

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

March 2006

Crawford and Gerber came to the project with very different ideas. "Rande is edgy, modern, and Armaniesque, and I prefer a cozier, more romantic ...continue

House and Garden

House And Garden

February 2005

After completing a large addition to their house, the Grazers turned to Michael S. Smith, and interior designer as attuned as Neff (Wallace) to a notion of ...continue

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

October 2003

Rothschild's priority, she says, was "to make a place both my husband and my children would be proud of. I wanted to make not a grand house, but a ...continue

The Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

December 2012

They've done homes for Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Ryan Seacrest and the Kardashians. In conjunction with Friday's unveiling of the Design Hollywood ...continue

Michael Smith Publications

Building Beauty The Alchemy of Design

Building Beauty: The Alchemy of Design

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Micheal Smith Kitchens & Baths

Kitchens & Baths

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Micheal Smith Houses

Houses

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Micheal Smith Elements of Style

Elements of Style

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