Michael S. Smith is considered one of the most original and respected talents in the design industry today. He opened his own interior design business in 1990. Architectural Digest has selected him as one of the top architects and interior designers several "AD 100". Smith was also named Designer of the Year by Elle Décor in 2008. Perhaps he’s most famous for his appointment to redecorate Barack and Michelle Obama’s residential quarters in the White House. With an international profile of residential, hospitality and commercial clients Smith takes an individual approach to each.