Michelle Taps Pottery Barn for White House Redo

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2009 7:41 PM CST
First lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by daughter Sasha and Malia, gestures during the inaugural parade i Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – Michelle Obama is decorating Malia and Sasha's White House rooms with items from Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, Us reports. Designer Michael Smith, whose clients include Steven Spielberg and Michelle Pfeiffer, says he'll be inspired by the Obamas' "casual style" in using such "affordable brands." The family's Asian and African art collection from their Chicago home will also be part of the design.