Monday, May 16, 2011

Good Shepherd Center Interview: Michelle Workman


Good Shepherd Center Interview: Michelle Workman

As one of Hollywood's most sought-after interior designers, Michelle Workman possesses a client roster that includes such esteemed and influential individuals as Jennifer Lopez, John Travolta & Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley and Leah Remini.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Michelle's penchant for the craft was almost immediately apparent. Some of her fondest childhood memories were of her mother chauffeuring her about the neighborhoods to take in the endless array of visually arresting homes. As a budding young designer, Michelle frequently took pleasure in envisioning and fashioning her very own custom designed forts.

Michelle's engaging personality, calming demeanor and exquisite attention-to-detail continually instill confidence in her clients as she brings into being for them their one-of-a-kind dream home. These qualities, along with Michelle's professional discretion, have made her one of the top interior-designing choices for celebrities and other high-profile individuals alike.

We were very happy when we got a chance to ask Michelle a few questions about why she chose to join the project and what she is most looking forward to.

TP: How did you hear about the GS Design Project?
MW: From Vanessa De Vargas

TP: Why did you choose to design a room?
MW: I love the idea of helping women and families.  It gives them a safe, comfortable and happy place to live until they get back on their feet, and ultimately my hope is to inspire them to reach for their goals.

TP: What do you think the biggest challenge of the project will be?
MW: Probably time and donations.  My company is super busy and we are a small firm, so finding the time to work on the design has been difficult.  But the fact that it is a small space helps with that.  I do still need to find several items to be donated so wish me luck!



TP: Do you have an inspirational photo for this project?
MW: No but I have an inspirational fabric... I chose this fabric because it is happy!

TP: What are you most looking forward to with the project?
MW: Seeing the faces of the women when they see the rooms. I'm expecting to cry.

TP: All the rooms at Good Shepherd are dorm size, what advice or tip do you have for someone decorating a space this small? 
MK: Use a riot of analogous colors to achieve visual stimulation rather than many pieces of furniture.

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