West Coast vs. East Coast

West Coast Dining Room

When we revisited Michael Smith’s New York City duplex for our Monday Mood this week, we were struck on how different this home’s decor is from his place in California.  While his East Coast pad is inspired by 18th century France, his Holmby Hills contemporary (previously owned and built by a board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art to house her collection) is definitely more clean and modern.

West Coast Library

West Coast Bedroom

Needless to say, Michael’s range with respect to interior design is all encompassing and what fun it must be to have two homes, one on each coast, both with very different personalities.

East Coast Dining Room

Michael takes bi-coastal to a whole new level and we wonder if he has two different wardrobes to match his homes…  We definitely would!

East Coast Living Room

East Coast Bedroom

Photos via Michael S. Smith Inc. and Architectural Digest

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  • Reply designchic February 20, 2013 at 8:32 am

    How fun to be able to have two totally different homes. Love the New York apartment – chic and sophisticated, just like Michael.

  • Reply quintessence February 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I would most definitely guess yes! And I must admit I really liked his old CA home- while the more recent one is certainly chic, as is everything he does, there was something very special about the first.

  • Reply stitchfork February 20, 2013 at 10:39 am

    The best of both worlds – that would be fun!

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass February 20, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Great post! Can Michael Smith do wrong? Not in my book.
    Happy Wednesday.

  • Reply Donna with A Designer's Perspective February 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I love that you showed the comparisons of his East Coast and West Coast homes. He is such a talented designer and can do no wrong. Thanks for sharing.


  • Reply StyleLinx February 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Both are so amazing…how wonderful to show many sides of your personality in more than one home!

  • Reply Georgica Pond February 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Both equally spectacular, but I prefer the west coast, a bit more relaxed and liveable.

  • Reply Fashion-isha February 20, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    These rooms are so inspiring. I love all the classic details.

  • Reply The Enchanted Home February 21, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Lucky get to have the best of both. I love his east coast style more because it most resonates with my own but think both were done incredibly well. Hope alls well…missed being blogland and happy to be back!

  • Reply Things That Inspire February 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

    This would be a great solution to my dual loves of more clean lined and contemporary AND traditional and layered.

    If I had to pick (and in reality, I do!) it would be the East coast look.


  • Reply l o v e l y t h i n g s February 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Absolutely the best of both…and yes I’m sure wardrobes to suit east and west coasts…how beautiful!

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita February 23, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I always tell my husband that I need a second house in the country and one at the beach so I can get my different decorating fixes. So far, no luck. But I’m working on it!

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