The best style at the Oscars? Michael S Smith

While most people watch the Oscars® pre-show to see who’s wearing whom, we in the interior design world look forward to catching a glimpse of the Architectural Digest Greenroom.  Each year the magazine selects a designer to create this exclusive respite for celebrities during the show – and this year their choice happened to be a new Baker guest designer, Michael S Smith.  We loved his interpretation of the greenroom space – especially because he filled it with Baker furniture!  Without further Kirk-Douglas-style ado, here are a few photos of the stunning Architectural Digest Greenroom at the 83rd Academy Awards® designed by Michael S Smith:

Michael S Smith Design of the Architectural Digest Greenroom

Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

The space was so different from greenrooms of previous years – for instance, Stephen Shadley’s 70s-inspired creation in 2009 that evoked a movie star’s home in the Hollywood Hills. Or the 2006 concept by Roy and Dorothy Christopher – a feminine take on the lobby of a fantasy movie theater. Instead, Smith gave us a glimpse of the life of a 1940s movie mogul. He created a private library, an insular power center where important industry decisions were made during that golden era of filmmaking.

Michael S Smith design of the Architectural Digest Greenroom

Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

But what we loved most was Michael Smith’s mixing of traditional pieces with more modern choices – proving to all that you can update great tradition with a fresh, young, glamorous vibe (sort of like what the show’s producers were trying to accomplish by choosing James Franco and Anne Hathaway to host).

Michael S Smith design of the Architectural Digest Greenroom

Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

This point could not have been illustrated more clearly than during the pre-show interviews, when we saw some of today’s hottest celebrities answering questions from the Regency Arm Chair – a gilded replica of a chair from Chillingham Castle in England circa 1810.  Much like the vintage Valentino donned by Hathaway on the red carpet, that chair never looked fresher!

Michael S Smith design of the Architectural Digest Greenroom

Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

Watch the interview with Michael S Smith to learn more about the inspiration behind his designs:

Browse through all the Baker product Smith featured in the Architectural Digest Greenroom at the 83rd Academy Awards®.

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