Michele has been actively involved in the creative arts since her early childhood in Connecticut. The expression of her creativity has taken many forms. A classically trained ballerina, Michele studied art history at the University of Pennsylvania. After a short stint in the art world of Manhattan, Michele decided it was time to strike out in a completely new direction by enrolling at the Law School of the University of Southern California. While attending law school, she also began to develop an interest in interior design. Living a block from the ocean in Venice Beach, Michele infused her own town house renovation with the free-spirited vibrancy of Southern California.
After passing the California bar exam, Michele practiced as an attorney in Los Angeles specializing in entertainment law. Although working with up-and-coming musicians and artists was exciting, Michele wanted to return to the east coast and to develop her now expanding interest in interior design. After returning to NYC, Michele graduated from the New York School of Interior Design and worked for a Design firm for five years, as an interior designer and project manager in Manhattan where she specialized in high-end residential renovations. She also designed bathrooms and kitchens for HGTV’s home renovation shows, “Save My Bath” and “Spice Up My Kitchen.”
Michele’s approach to interior design reflects a formal sophistication of Manhattan, softened and accented by the more colorful and carefree expressions of Southern California.