#IntDesignerChat Guest Host March 1, 2011 – Michelle Workman Topic: What It Takes To Be One Of Hollywood’s Most Sought After Interior Designers

22 Feb

Michelle Workman @InteriorIcon

Interior Designer is excited to have Michelle Workman as our Guest Host,  March 01, 2011.  Michelle will be leading our twitter chat on the Topic: What it takes to be one of Hollywood’s most sought after Interior Designers. Join us at 6pm EST, 3pm PST, 11pm GMT.

As one of Hollywood’s most sought-after interior designers, Michelle Workman possesses a client roster that includes such esteemed and influential individuals as Jennifer Lopez, John Travolta & Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley and Leah Remini.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Michelle’s penchant for the craft was almost immediately apparent. Some of her fondest childhood memories were of her mother chauffeuring her about the neighborhoods to take in the endless array of visually arresting homes. As a budding young designer, Michelle frequently took pleasure in envisioning and fashioning her very own custom designed forts.

Described by those who know her as an “easygoing perfectionist,” Michelle’s philosophy is that interior design should embody the spirit and architectural style of the individual whose home is being transformed – literally, a physical manifestation of the client’s most inherent attributes. It’s Michelle’s intention that the outcome of her efforts say of her client, loudly and very clearly, “This is who I am!” – be it gleefully glamorous, classically conservative, or chic chinoiserie.

Michelle’s signature style is a mingling of the modern and vintage. If asked of her inspiration, Michelle freely admits to her bent for the Federal Period, her fondness for Early American décor, and her sincere respect for the French influence on the art of design. Michelle yet remains keenly aware of the contemporary. In her own words, “It’s no longer your grandmother’s house; today’s interiors are more bold, risky and fun!”

Though Michelle relishes in what she calls “the hunt,” that is, evaluating each and every element to ensure the perfect fabric or furniture fit, the true pièce de résistance is when her client walks in the room for the first time to view the final product and is floored by what they find. A typical comment from her clients is that she has captured their style without their having even known what it was, which is a remarkable feat in itself – and one not to be underestimated.

On the subject of trends, Michelle has firm feelings: “They have their place. Right now there’s a Hollywood Regency trend. I think it’s important to remain aware of them and utilize what aspects you deem appropriate, but to me it’s just as important not to follow them. After all, that’s what makes you a trendsetter.”

Michelle’s engaging personality, calming demeanor and exquisite attention-to-detail continually instill confidence in her clients as she brings into being for them their one-of-a-kind dream home. These qualities, along with Michelle’s professional discretion, have made her one of the top interior-designing choices for celebrities and other high-profile individuals alike.

Q 1:  What does it take to be a one of Hollywood’s most sought after Interior Designers in
high-end residential and commercial projects?

Q 2:  How do you capture your clients personalities in the design of their home perfectly?

Q 3:  When mingling the modern and vintage.  Where do you hunt for your inspiration pieces?

Q 4:   What advice do you have to share with us about signature style and inspiration?

Q 5:   What qualities + professional discretion make 1 a TOP interior designer choice 4 celebrities & other high-profile individuals?


Transcript/Recap March 01 Guest Host Michelle Workman TOPIC: What it takes To Be One of Hollywood’s Most Sought After Interior


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