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
Remy in brown