Highly regarded and sought-after for the outstanding quality and detail of his work, this rising star of the interior design world is appreciated for the expertise, professionalism, and full service his firm offers.
What sets Michael Whaley apart is his altogether rare combination of talent and practical knowledge. With a professional, dedicated staff, Michael plans, organizes and manages every detail of his projects from initial interior design scheme to installation. The firm works with a design fee and a retail price structure, and charges a reasonable fee for consultation on architecture and supervising construction. Paperwork is detailed and comprehensive. The firm offers turn-key interior design service for projects in Palm Beach and Vero Beach, Florida.
A graduate of Columbia University, Michael Whaley first studied 18th century design while living in France, where he developed a strong foundation in the luxurious design that is his signature. Before founding his own firm in 1987, Michael worked at Parish-Hadley Associates, a defining experience that not only informed his vision and capacity for large, complex projects, but also exposed him to some of the finest homes and apartments in the United States.
Since then, Michael has been a prolific designer. His fluency with custom furnishings and antiques has made him the choice of homeowners from Chicago to the Caribbean, with many loyal and repeat clients from Manhattan and Fairfield Country using his talents for second homes in the Hamptons, Florida, and out West. His projects reflect the kind of original design produced by the icons who inspire him: Renzo Mongiardino and Madeleine Castaing.
One Greenwich, Connecticut client notes: “We chose to work with Michael because he has much more than great taste. His talent and knowledge were invaluable. My house doesn’t look like anyone else’s home. I have unusual wall treatments, extraordinary light fixtures, and gorgeous antiques. This is not do-it-yourself decorating! He has raised our standard of living and literally increased our comfort level.”
With a deep commitment to full service, integrity and extraordinary design, the firm has developed a devoted client base and is highly respected for its professionalism by the interior design industry. As a team, MWI is organized and caring as they serve their clients at every step of the design process from planning to installation to assistance with maintenance. If you are interested in hearing more about us, please contact us at the office.