Southern Style Now Showhouse

Michel Smith Boyd, Atlanta and New York City based interior designer, and I first met in Las Vegas at a trade conference. We became fast friends as I immediately gravitated to his warm personality and his strong taste in interiors. Fast forward to April of 2016 when we saw each other again at an antique show where I had debuted the Modern Look Book concept. Michel was captivated by the contemporary oil paintings by New York City based artist Clintel Steed. Michel was sourcing a few finishing touches for the first floor den at the inaugural Southern Style Now Showhouse in New Orleans. He selected 'Birthday Self Portrait' by Clintel Steed and it was shipped to the shophouse the following day. His room generated fantastic reviews. Here are a couple pics…