Appearing at a seminal point in Michael Smith's life and career, this volume is his most personal, tracing his design philosophy in depth and presenting a substantial offering of new, never before published projects. In contrast to the narrow focus of both Kitchens and Baths and Building Beauty, this book returns to the structure of Smith's two most successful volumes, Elements of Style and Houses.
Loosely envisioned as a sequel to Houses, with the added gravitas of the intervening years of Smith's experience and rise in stature, this book features the best of Michael Smith's most recent work, with substantive essays on such topics as the state of American design.
Internationally renowned, award-winning decorator Michael S. Smith has been named multiple times to Architectural Digest's "The AD 100," and was named Designer of the Year by Elle Decor. He is the author of four previous books: Elements of Style, Houses, Kitchens and Baths, and Building Beauty. In 2010, Smith was appointed by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.