Three words that describe my style:
Timeless | Balanced | Thoughtful
“As a professional artist and designer, I step into a client’s world to see a space – not just for its design but also its lifestyle potential. Stepping back and taking a broad view allows me to study the bones of a home and offer solutions that provide exciting options for clients.”
Michelle’s’ artistic heritage comes from the long lineage of artists in her family; her father was an accomplished water-colorist, her grandmother, an interior designer dating back to her French Great-Grandfather, who was also an accomplished artist. With those influences propelling her, Michelle earned a BFA from Florida Atlantic University and honed her natural color-expertise. From there, she began working in Art Galleries from Boca Raton to Ft. Lauderdale, where she managed and curated spectacular collections throughout South Florida. Ultimately, it was her gallery clients and friends that recognized Michelle’s eye for interior design and her ability to marry the perfect color into stunning spaces filled with artwork, texture, and style. It was also during this time that Michelle began to translate her art not only onto canvases of commissioned art for collectors and high-end design clients alike. She also began designing Yacht interiors, furniture, wallpaper, and artwork for the likes of Tommy Bahama International, Swarovski, and Walt Disney World International.
Of all the accolades, Michelle’s greatest joy, however, comes from working in-depth and one on one with her clients to create the space and artwork of their dreams, where they come away feeling at ease and understood. As a firm believer that your home is your sanctuary and a reflection of you, she takes the most exceptional pride in seeing her clients settle into THEIR perfect space.
When she is not designing or creating, Michelle and her fabulous Engineer husband, Brian, are traveling the world with their Mini Golden-doodle…affectionately known as ‘Charlie’ (and ‘Manager’ of One Coast Design). They live in and are restoring The Coburn Hutchinson House, a beautiful art-filled historic home just outside of Charleston in Summerville, SC…the name says it all!