Well it's official! According to the Huffington Post, Domino magazine has just announced that Los Angeles-based interior designer Michael S. Smith has been named The White House decorator. Mr. Smith's clients include Stephen Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, Brian Grazer, Cindy Crawford and Rupert Murdoch. "Michael shares my vision for creating a family friendly feel to our new home and incorporating some new perspectives from some of America's greatest artists and designers," Michelle Obama said in a statement released late this afternoon by the transition team.The California native, who's written two books on design, was one of three finalists for the job, according to Katie McCormick Lelyveld, spokeswoman for Michelle Obama (we can't wait to find out who the two decorators were that didn't make the cut). Smith has already started working with the family to get the residence up and running, especially the bedrooms of 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha, and shopping at "a variety of different outlets, kid-friendly everyday retail stores," said Lelyveld. Little is known about the Obamas' tastes; their Hyde Park home boasts Asian and African art, glass-fronted bookcases, and framed family photos. "The family's casual style, their interest in bringing 20th century American artists to the forefront and utilizing affordable brands and products will serve as our guiding principles as we make the residence feel like their home," Smith said in a statement. We here at Design Therapy have always admired Michael Smith's work, and once again the Obama's have shown their keen ability to surround themselves with the most talented advisors. Click here for an insightful interview Michael Smith recently gave with Domino magazine and then click here and here for two gorgeous books featuring Mr. Smith's work.