Mary Anne Smiley, recognized by her peers as one of the top designers in Dallas, was born in Seminole, Oklahoma and is an honor graduate of Oklahoma State University.
One of the first designers registered in the State of Texas after passing the NCIDQ exam, Mary Anne Smiley is a member of ASID, and is qualified in AutoCAD. She has been featured in a myriad of publications, and is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in design. Mary Anne has been on the Best Designers in Dallas list for the past 10 years, and was celebrated in 2013 as one of the FAB FIVE TOP DESIGNERS IN DALLAS by Luxe and Roche Bobois.
Mary Anne's love of all things creative and artistic began as a child and included primitive architectural drawings. Upon enrolling in Architecture in the 60’s she was informed by the Dean that “women don’t enroll in architecture.” Undaunted, she enrolled in Fine Art and Interior Design. Her career has taken her coast to coast. After living for 18 years in Athens, Texas, a magnet for getaway homes and ranches of the rich and famous of Dallas beckoned she relocated her design firm to Dallas.
She is known for her use of pure color and pearl finish backgrounds, and for her avant-garde use of contemporary art. Her AutoCAD skills have given her the ability to design custom furnishings when unique and creative solutions are required. This often results in recognition for product design, and sometimes in collaboration with various artists.
Mary Anne loves time with her family, with her grown daughter who succeeds in her own career and their 3 dogs. Both have a love of all forms of art, and enjoy dabbling in water colors purely for personal pleasure. She has even illustrated the children’s book, SAM’S BIRTHMARK with charming water color drawings.