Move over, rabbit! It's the year of Michael Smith. Last August, he made national news by overhauling the Oval Office decor for President Obama, and as a longtime bestie of Architectural Digest editor in chief Margaret Russell he scored the cover story of her much-anticipated March issue. Now, he's been tapped to decorate the greenroom at the Acadamy Awards on Sunday—which is named, officially, the "Architectural Digest Greenroom." (The magazine has sponsored the room for nine years and counting, but that's a little clumsy, no?) The rendering reveals an "elegant, 1940s-style library—complete with a sophisticated color palette and furnishings that celebrate Hollywood's golden era," complete with furnishings from his own collection for Baker. Six paintings from Questroyal Find Art in NYC will hang in the room.
· Classic Works of Art to Go On Display in Oscars Greenroom [Luxist]
· A Brief History of the Oval Office Through 100 Years of Decor [Curbed National]
· Vital Intel on the New Arch Digest and Editor Margaret Russell [Curbed National]
· An Oscar Turn For White House Decorator [NYT]