The Obamas’ Decorating Plans

On this morning’s Today Show, our very own Margaret Russell was invited to share her insider perspective on the Obama’s White House decoration. The appointed designer, Michael S. Smith, is a dear friend of Margaret’s–so she knows just what’s up his sleeve.

Watch this clip for a glimpse into Smith’s own home, his go-to sources, the plans for the girls’ rooms, and how he’ll prep the interiors with only a five-hour window between presidents.

For more from Michael S. Smith, click here to see his most recent work in ELLE DECOR.