Each year, AD selects a noted designer to transform a raw space into a backstage oasis for presenters and winners alike on Hollywood’s biggest night. This year, interior designer Michael S. Smith—who was appointed in 2010 by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House—is the man for the job. His vision for the room is inspired by luxe, tailored 1940s Hollywood style, complete with a sophisticated color palette and furnishings that reflect the era.
82nd Annual Academy Awards®
Roger Thomas designed the 2010 greenroom around a custom paint-splattered floor. He says he imagined that this “would have been how the floor looked when they were painting the sets of my favorite movies.”