LUXList Designer Edition | Michelle Workman

Michelle Workman revels in color, vintage accents, and an exuberant design approach. Michelle’s designs frequently utilize jewel-toned shades, opulent fabrics and statement art to create spaces which are unreservedly individualized, and thoughtfully combine old-school glamour with modern living.

A transparent and thorough full-service design process, involving the client every step of the way, has left Michelle with many enthusiastic testimonials to her name. Michelle knows that every client is different, putting their design loves, hates, and needs at the forefront when it comes to creating their homes. She adeptly layers shapes, color, texture and art and antiques to create a nuanced space that reflects the client’s personality.

Discover more about our LUXList Designer’s inspiration and aesthetic! See his favorite pieces from RubyLUX.com.

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Michelle’s LUXList Picks

Pair of Tete De Negre Chinoiserie Bedside Chests
A Huge Murano Glass Chandelier
Odalisque by Yves DIEY 
Art Deco Thonet Side Table
Louis XV-Style Diminutive or Child’s Bergere Chair in Fuchsia Velvet

Layering shapes, furnishings and texture, Michelle aims to create spaces which reflect various dimensions of her clients’ personalities.
Layering shapes, furnishings and texture, Michelle aims to create spaces which reflect various dimensions of her clients’ personalities.

Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?

I like to create exuberant elegance – a varied use of colors and traditional and modern shapes.

What do you love about using antiques in your designs?

They give depth and meaning to a well-curated design.  Adding antiques to any design makes it feel as if it has been collected over time and involves your personal and familial history.

Michelle frequently combines vintage and modern accessories to create spaces which are easily recognized for their contemporary glamour.
Michelle frequently combines vintage and modern accessories to create spaces which are easily recognized for their contemporary glamour.

What inspires you?

People, nature, art, vintage movies, architecture.

What is a favorite piece of yours in your home?

I have a piece of art from an up and coming artist Belle Burnell that I used in a Showhouse in Dallas – when the showhouse was finished she gave it to me (yay!)

What are some details of your signature style?

I love a micro welt on upholstered furniture, a finely shaped leg on a chair, and a riot of layered pattern and color.

 

Michelle describes her design aesthetic as exuberant elegance - opulent jewel tones and soft pastels are frequently incorporated into her work.
Michelle describes her design aesthetic as exuberant elegance – opulent jewel tones and soft pastels are frequently incorporated into her work.

What can you never have enough of?

Art.

If you could design for a fictional character who would it be? Why?

Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City – I think she would want something sexy, confident, refined, and over the top – my kinda gal!


About Michelle Workman

As one of America’s most sought-after interior designers, Michelle Workman designs high-end residential and commercial spaces from West Coast to East Coast.

Touted as “Showbiz Royalty” by Variety Magazine, Michelle possesses an esteemed and influential client roster, from the Hollywood elite, such as Emmy Award-winning producers and actors, to Silicon Valley executives and entrepreneurs to Manhattan philanthropists; anyone who desires elegant and glamorous trend-setting design.

Recognized as a leader in the field of interior design, Michelle Workman’s aesthetic and taste have garnered her accolades across the globe.  Her work has been featured on German TV, HGTV and on E!, and includes multiple spreads in American national magazines such as Traditional Home, Veranda, and Interior Design Magazine.  Her work has also been published internationally by Marie Claire and Luxuria. Considered a tastemaker in her industry she has been a speaker at many interior design exclusive events and venues.

Recently she has begun licensing and currently has two collections launched, with more on the horizon.

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