Smith in OC
Interior design above, Michael Smith; Photography, Grey Crawford for Elle Decor.
Have you ever cut an image from a magazine because you loved the overall look, then revisited the tear sheet years later to notice a specific detail is, coincidentally, your latest obsession? That's what happened to me today when I looked at the Smith-designed, Orange County beach house of Lori Laughlin and Mossimo Giannulli. (Another residence I wish had been included in Michael S. Smith: Elements of Style.) In the corner of the sitting room, shown top, there is a lamp that appears to be made from a turquoise-colored Asian figure.
I still love how Smith punctuated this very breezy home with a few of his signature classic -- almost stately -- elements. For more on chinoiserie lamps, or lighting made from interesting objects, visit William Haines Designs.
BTW: Images of another Laughlin-Giannulli home are included in the post, Ultimate Compliment.