For Cindy Crawford and her family, Smith created stylish yet relaxed spaces, both indoors and out, for their home in Brentwood, California. The designer melded Crawford’s taste, which he describes as “romantic and practical” with her husband Rande Gerber’s more “theatrical, sexy preferences,” while keeping the place low-key and child-friendly.
Smith used cans of “good Jeffersonian white paint” to give the rooms of a grand apartment in New York City a crisp, clean look. The sofa in the living room is covered in a damask, and the painting is by .
The decorator infused a house in Hawaii with polished tropical flair. Exotic touches in the master bedroom include a Ming-style bed of Smith’s own design and bed linens by .
For his own home in Bel Air, California, Smith rebuilt a 1950s ranch into a sophisticated brick house that is an ode to English country style. The inviting library mixes antique furnishings with a chandelier of his own design (it’s from his of furniture and fabrics).
At Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber’s Malibu, California, home, the designer fashioned a casual yet elegant family home that has the feel of an exotic getaway. Comfortable furnishings include a pair of custom-made living room sofas upholstered in a silk.
A kitchen in an upstate New York farmhouse gets the Michael Smith touch: a smartly designed space that includes an ultra-functional pot rack and rustic barstools, all from Ann-Morris Antiques.
An oceanside estate in Malibu, California, got a glamorous makeover courtesy of Smith. The four-poster in the master bedroom is by ; the decorator topped it with a canopy embroidered by . The bedside chests are Japanese, and the reading lamps are by