Michelle Workman

Michelle Workman Chattanooga, TN

Interview with Michelle Workman of Michelle Workman Interiors

Introducing the next in our series of Designer Spotlights focusing on the group of top national designers who will be featured at AmericasMart’s Portman White Vignette Gallery…..Michelle Workman! Michelle is an Chattanooga-based designer whose client roster has featured some of the top Hollywood elite, and whose design vocabulary speaks many languages, freely mixing styles and periods to create a unique vision tailored impeccably to each client. REstyleSOURCE got to know the lovely & effervescent Michelle a little better with a brief Q & A, and we’re so happy to share her and her colorful design personality with all our readers…

How did you get started in the world of interior design? I wanted to be an artist…but I can’t paint or draw, so I thought this was the next best thing!

What will be your inspiration for your Portman White vignette? White with red and blue will be the unifying theme behind my design.


Michelle WorkmanPhoto c/o AmericasMart

What are some tips or hints to keep in mind when designing in Portman White, or in any all-or-mostly white palette? Portman White is a very soft white; it has a kind of warmth and glow to it. When I’m designing in a simplified palette, I always use multiple shades of a single color and tons of texture: this will help create depth to any monochromatic design.


Michelle Workman

Michelle WorkmanMichelle’s Design (and Life) Advice?

“Don’t do things half way – if you’re going to make a statement, go all the way…be fearless to show who you really are!”

Michelle WorkmanPhoto c/o MichelleWorkman.com

What particular piece from AmericasMart will you build your design around? I started with the idea of a dining vignette, so the tabletop I used from Mottahedeh was my building block.


Michelle WorkmanMichelle makes some Portman White selections at Michael Aram…Photo c/o AmericasMart

Do you have any insider tips for our readers, as far as navigating and getting the most out of the market? Make a list and then go floor by floor…AmericasMart is quite easy to maneuver and has some of the best temporaries around!


Michelle Workman
Photo c/o MichelleWorkman.com

Bistro NikoMichelle’s Local Atlanta Picks?

Bistro Niko is always a favorite!”

Michelle WorkmanPhoto c/o MichelleWorkman.com

Okay, Lightning Round time!

Coffee or Tea? Coffee / Salty or Sweet? Sweet / Beer or Wine? Vodka

Cats or Dogs? Dogs / Beach or Mountains? Beach / City or Country? Actually… BOTH!

City Country

VVGMichelle’s Favorite Quote?

“I feel there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

—Vincent van Gogh


Atlanta, GA


AmericasMart Atlanta is the premier product destination in the center of a global crossroads — the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings, apparel, and area rug marketplace. Launched as the Atlanta Market Center, and later rebranded as AmericasMart Atlanta, the complex ranks first as the world’s largest trade mart/trade show facility with more than seven million square feet of enclosed space. Inside AmericasMart’s doors you will find more product than anywhere else, with unmatched styles of the latest design on every floor. This foremost collection of home, gift, rug and apparel merchandise is the single-largest in the country and curated from around the globe. Accessibility. Convenience. A world of product. It’s all in one place — and with all this to offer and so much more, AmericasMart continues to lead the way.

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