Michael Smith’s Los Angeles Home
I was talking to someone the other day about the film Phantom Thread. She loved it and I did not. I said that I didn’t think the costumes or sets were as inspiring or interesting as a Tom Ford film. Nocturnal Animals is so much more beautiful but it was hard to watch in some parts. I wish someone would edit a copy for me that leaves out the uncomfortable scenes and just focuses on the chic Los Angeles homes. One of which is the Holmby Hills house of interior design Michael S. Smith. We first saw it in the WSJ.magazine in Modern Masterpiece in 2006. Now The Coveteur is taking another look. As I mentioned the first time I wrote about it, I love that the clean modern interiors are juxtaposed with traditional furniture and paintings. It’s the mix that makes it so perfect.
“I think [my style] is schizophrenic—we do lots of projects in all different styles. I’m very interested in the combinations of things that create something more personal and more interesting. Like in this home, there’s very reductive, modern things, but then there’s also an 18th century painting and some Italian furniture mixed in. No person is one note, so therefore I think your house should be reflective of the wackiness and different interests that you have as an individual.” – Michael S. Smith