From Oprah Magazine
- Michael S. Smith was the decorator of the Obama White House, and oversaw the renovation of the historic buildings’ private rooms.
- In the book Designing History: The Extraordinary Art & Style of the Obama White House, Smith opens up about his experiences—and shares behind-the-scenes facts.
- Below, Smith talks to OprahMag.com about working with the Obamas, ghosts in the White House, and saying goodbye to his designs after eight years.
When speaking of his time as the decorator for the Obama White House, Michael S. Smith has a line he likes to use. “You always hear White