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Have you been reading all the features on whether New York is dead or not? I took a walk today and every street on the Upper East Side was bustling with outside dinners and a new bodega had opened in a location that was left empty when another bodega closed this past winter. A lot […]

I feel like it’s interior designer Michael S. Smith‘s world and we’re just living in it this month. A stunning apartment he designed with architect Oscar Shamamian of Ferguson & Shamamian in a Rosario Candela designed building on Park Avenue is featured on the cover and inside the new October 2018 issue of Architectural Digest. […]

We don’t have that many hotels on the Upper East Side of New York so it’s big news when a landmark one gets a chic new facelift. The Lowell Hotel was always a well respected but sleepy hotel but after it’s redesign by Michael S. Smith, it’s become the new clubhouse for the uptown set. I […]

Even though designer Michael S. Smith‘s Holmby Hills home is only onscreen for a few minutes in the film Nocturnal Animals, I immediately recognized the chic living room. I have a photographic memory from studying art history and looking at images for the blog for the last nine years but it’s also a pretty memorable […]

Nocturnal Animals

12 . 28 . 16

I saw Tom Ford’s recently released film Nocturnal Animals on Christmas Day. A holiday movie it is not but I’m glad I saw it for the cinematography and sets. The story is based on the book Tony and Susan and follows art gallery owner Susan Morrow, played by Amy Adams, who receives a book proof from her ex-husband […]

A Fashionable Venue

10 . 12 . 12

One of the shows I regret not attending during fashion week in New York was Barbara Tfank.  My friend Blue Carreon saw it and raved not only about the clothing but also the venue.  It was shown in an Upper East Side apartment of interior designer Michael Smith and was a perfect pairing.  You can […]

Marvelous Mansion

07 . 02 . 12

Some of you might remember Michael S. Smith‘s Bel Air home was featured in Elle Decor.  For those of you who didn’t see it, I thought it might be nice to compare it to his new modern home I posted yesterday.  It’s quite a change and as much as I love this house, I really, […]

Modern Masterpiece

07 . 01 . 12

My biggest issue with modern and contemporary clean lined architecture is that people usually fill it with furniture of the same style.  The best example I’ve ever seen of decorating this type of space is interior designer Michael S. Smith‘s new modern home featured in the Wall Street Journal Magazine this weekend.  He’s filled it […]

You may not be able to stay at Jacques Grange’s Portuguese retreat but you can buy the furniture he owns! I got a lovely email today from John Himmel who produces the wonderful handwoven rope furniture that is not only popular with Jacques Grange but also interior designer Michael Smith. The Rope Collection was inspired […]

Duquette Inspired?

11 . 19 . 07

I was going to promise that this is my last Tony Duquette related post but I don’t think I can make any guarantees. There is just so much to talk about where Mr. Duquette is concerned. I came across the photo above of one of his nameless interiors and I was struck by the framed […]