As one of the nation’s most sought-after interior designers, Michelle Workman has designed high-end residential and commercial spaces from West Coast to East Coast, to most recently in the South. Michelle possesses an esteemed and influential client roster, from the Hollywood elite such as Jennifer Lopez, John Travolta & Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley, to Silicon Valley executives and entrepreneurs, to individual homeowners who desire elegantly glamorous trendsetting design.
Described by those who know her as an “easygoing perfectionist,” Michelle’s philosophy is that interior design should embody the spirit and architectural style of the individual whose home is being transformed – literally, a physical manifestation of the client’s most inherent attributes. It’s Michelle’s intention that the outcome of her efforts say of her client, loudly and very clearly, “This is who I am!” – be it gleefully glamorous, classically conservative, or chic chinoiserie.
Michelle’s signature style is a mingling of the modern and vintage. If asked of her inspiration, Michelle freely admits to her bent for the Federal Period, her fondness for Early American décor, and her sincere respect for the French influence on the art of design. Michelle yet remains keenly aware of the contemporary. In her own words, “It’s no longer your grandmother’s house; today’s interiors are more bold, risky and fun!”
Olivia Palermo has gained international recognition as one of fashion’s premier insiders with her work as an actress, model, spokesperson and recently as the executive editor and creative director at OliviaPalermo.com. Launched in October of 2012, OlivaPalermo.com is a “Blog-lovin” award winning fashion and lifestyle blog. Palermo is also the brand ambassador of the 2013 & 2014 Maasai Project for Pikolinos. Pikolinos is a Spanish shoe company that focuses on providing the endangered Kenyan tribe, Maasai, with a better quality of life.
Olivia’s work with top fashion magazines, including Vogue UK, GRAZIA, and Elle, has solidified her standing as a trend setter for her generation. Noted for her savvy sense of balancing high and low fashion, Palermo collaborated on a jewelry line with Roberta Freymann and designed a shoe with Stuart Weitzman for cancer research. Palermo’s most recent collaboration is a line of sunglasses with Westward Leaning.
Within the last year she graced the covers of Tatler, ELLE Mexico, Elle Japan, ASOS and Marie Claire (UK), Vanidad, Harper’s Bazaar (Argentina), Company Magazine (UK) ES Magazine (London) and Shop Till You Drop (Australia).
Palermo was featured prominently on MTV’s hit spinoff The City where she was able to promote her philanthropic endeavors. Although she currently resides in New York, Palermo spends much of her time abroad.
Brit Morin is the founder & CEO of Brit + Co., an online platform that provides tools to teach, inspire and enable creativity among women and girls. From traditional crafts to high-tech manufacturing, Brit + Co. connects millions of users with makers, designers, chefs, and inventors, together in one place at www.brit.co.
When she’s not coming up with inventive ideas to share with her fellow makers, Brit can be seen on the TODAY Show as a regular DIY and lifestyle contributor. She has also been a contributor for Katie Couric, CNN, Yahoo, and the Huffington Post.