As one of the nation’s most sought-after interior designers, Michelle Workman has designed high-end residential and commercial spaces from West Coast to East Coast, everything in between. Her esteemed and influential client roster from the Hollywood elite (such as Jennifer Lopez, John Travolta & Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley), to Silicon Valley executives and entrepreneurs, to individual homeowners who desire elegantly glamorous trend-setting design, make her a heavy hitter in the design world. But what we love most about Michelle is her easygoing personality, calming demeanor, and exquisite attention to detail- after all, those are the things that really count. In today’s High Point Market Style Spotter series, we’re sitting down with Michelle to learn more about this designer extraordinaire and find out what fuels her fire:

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT HIGH POINT MARKET IS:
All the at hand resources, on a national and international level, are right there at your fingertips.

MY MUST-SEE SHOWROOMS AT MARKET ARE:
I love J. Douglas- he has great taste in regards to the lines he represents, and there is plenty to see in a one-stop way. Also, Modern History is pretty amazing- a classic and modern mix beautifully showcased.
AS A STYLE SPOTTER, I’M MOST LIKELY TO “SPOT”:
Something shiny, and elegant…I’m all out 70’s disco, which was a shiny and elegant time in the way that the roaring 20s were. Who doesn’t love a good dance party?
WHAT SETS HIGH POINT MARKET APART FROM OTHER TRADE SHOWS IS:
Its international vendors.
AS A DESIGNER, WHAT I MOST ADMIRE IN A ROOM IS:
A good story.
MY LIGHT BULB MOMENT:
Realizing that I can’t do it all myself and that it’s ok to let others step in and have some control. I never thought of myself as a control freak, but if the shoe fits….
I CAN’T START MY DAY UNTIL:
I have a quiet moment by myself, with or without coffee, its the ‘quiet’ and ‘by myself’ part that are important.
SUCCESS IS:
Always a new goal away.
YOU’LL NEVER SEE ME WITHOUT:
A cocktail ring.
MY DREAM COLLABORATION:
Sister Parish, Billy Haines, John Singer Sargent, Tamara De Lempicka, Andy Warhol, and me! That would be the perfect mix.
THE ONLY PLACE BETTER THAN CHATTANOOGA: 
Is Paris.
WHEN I FEEL UNINSPIRED:
walk around the farm and breath in the beauty of nature – or go vintage clothes shopping!
ADVICE I WISH I HAD 5 YEARS AGO:
Start cooking from scratch.
IN 5 YEARS FIND ME:
Learning to Plein Air paint.

ABOVE ALL ELSE:
Find joy in all aspects of your life, and celebrate anything that is beautiful to you.