Michael S. Smith, one of Architectural Digest's 100 Top Designers and the winner of Elle Decor's Designer of the Year Award in 2003, is regularly featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and House Beautiful. Christine Pittel is a senior editor at House Beautiful whose writing has also appeared in the New York Times and House & Garden.
"Obama White House designer Michael S. Smith tackles kitchens and baths, two of the most challenging rooms in the home--combining inspiring images of Smith's projects from around the world with his practical insights. A resources section gives recommendations for everything from appliances to wall coverings." Architectural Digest "After doing up the Obamas' White House, Michael S. Smith -- interior designer to the Hollywood elite and lesser (but no less affluent) mortals -- pulls on the rubber gloves with his latest coffee-table tome, "Kitchens and Baths." Utilizing as visual examples homes he designed -- as well as others he admires for their eating and bathing zones Mr. Smiths book is broken into regions ("Beach," "Town," "Country") that provide loads of inspiration. Ultimately, perfecting pantry and potty is a game of hide and seek: keeping the inner workings concealed but reachable." Wall Street Journal ..".it's quite thoughtful of Smith to hone in on that niche and deliver inspiration targeted at those who are in search of inspiration for the two rooms in which most people spend a good bulk of their time." La Dolce Vita