Obama Family Shares Same Interior Designer As Cindy Crawford
California-native Michael S. Smith -- who's written two books on design -- is hard at work on 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha's bedrooms, choosing items from "a variety of different outlets, kid-friendly everyday retail stores," Michelle Obama's spokesperson, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, told the Washington Post.
Added Michelle Obama: "Michael shares my vision for creating a family-friendly feel to our new home and incorporating some new perspectives from some of America's greatest artists and designers."
Smith said he'll base his decorating on "the family's casual style, their interest in bringing 20th century American artists to the forefront and utilizing affordable brands and products will serve as our guiding principles as we make the residence feel like their home."
Also on his task list? The designer told Domino magazine in 2008 that he'd "love to redecorate the White House - I am sick of the paint color!"
Although the family hasn't released many details about how they'll personalize their new home, the Post reports the Obamas' Chicago residence featured Asian and African art, glass-fronted bookcases and framed family photos.