Friday, July 20, 2012


 Photo courtesy of WSJ Magazine by François Halard Styling by Carolina Irving

It is not an understatement to say Michael Smith is a design wunderkind of sorts. He started his own firm at a tender young age and has gone on to design major homes for American titans of industry as well as the Obama White House. So it makes sense that he has recently been tapped to advise on Kravet's latest fabric house acquisition, the esteemed print - centric grande dame, Brunschwig and Fils.  As creative director, he will assist on brand direction, design, and archival mining, working alongside one of the creative fabric geniuses I adore, Stephen Elrod.  He will be doing this in addition to everything else, so it makes for one packed schedj. Smith's layering of textures and prints in his interiors, use of unusual rich/dirty color combinations (a good thing),  and primo antiques makes him someone we all watch for inspiration, education and elevation. He has created a covetable niche in color palette and print execution with his Jasper line, so I cannot wait to see what he cooks up with B and F! Stay tuned..

Photos courtesy of Jasper
Indian Flower in blue

Tree of Life in sage

Moghul Panel

Remy in brown


Anonymous said...

I started being a decorator right out of college as an English Literature 1970! All the design firms were on Robertson Blvd.! I loved walking up and down the sidewalks ! Then the PDC landed.

I just never really adjusted. What I LOVE is La Cienega!

Just Robertson moved a few blocks!

Brunschwig was my very first 22!

Delores! (Can Michael find her?) She was the heart and soul!

My first "Open account!!"

I have great faith that Michael can save Brunschwig!


Penny Bianchi

Anonymous said...

great news and very interesting!

Marisa/Stylebeat said...

Hi Penny- LA has wonderful shopping so true!
Cant wait to see the results