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Secretary of Style: LA Designer to Decorate White House

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    The White House interior will be getting a make-over by Michael Smith, a designer who caters to Hollywood hot shots.

    WASHINGTON -- The White House private quarters will be getting a makeover from an interior designer to the stars.

    Transition officials confirmed on Tuesday that the Obamas have chosen Los Angeles-based interior designer Michael Smith to decorate the private quarters of the executive mansion.

    Smith has designed the homes of Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman and Michelle Pfeiffer.

    Domino magazine editor Deborah Needleman said Smith is known for arranging antiques in a modern way that feels airy and family friendly.