Our friends back east keep talking about the very organized flurry of activity surrounding the Presidential Inauguration.
Scott Roewer, our Washington, DC-based professional organizing colleague says he been impressed with the parade of improvements being made all over the city and how proud he is to experience the big day with people from all over the world. Scott also mentioned to us today the sight of over 5,000 portable toilets organized along Constitution Avenue as quite a stunner, all lined up in perfect rows awaiting the millions of people expected.
America is excited about the Inauguration of a new President, but the design community is super happy about the announcement that a new re-decorator has been chosen to oversee any future improvements that Michelle and Barack Obama wish to make during their 4-year stay.
Michael S. Smith of Michael S. Smith, Inc. has been appointed as the official White House Interior Designer. Smith, with homebase offices in Santa Monica (Los Angeles) is considered one of the leading interior designers in the United States and internationally. His signature style has been characterized as a "delicate blend of European tradition and American modernism" and an impressive client list includes Steven Spielberg, Rob Reiner, Brian Brazer, Cindy Crawford and Michelle Pheiffer.
While Mr. Smith may seem like a look-don't-touch designer, publications like Domino Magazine have noted Target and Urban Outfitters as major department stores his sensibilities reach towards making his style very "democratic."
So now that the Obama's interior designer has been hired, can we next talk about how both professional organizers and interior designers can collaborate to make the White House not only pretty, but functional, too?
Obamas Appoint Michael S. Smith as White House Decorator Edge/Boston
So You Wanna Decorate The White House? Domino Magazine
Michael S. Smith, Jasper Furniture, Jasper Fabrics - Official Website
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