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Matthew Smyth: The Accidental Interior Designer

Matthew Smyth: The Accidental Interior Designer

Matthew Patrick Smyth's traditional middle class Irish Catholic upbringing did not include exposure to interior design. He discovered his accidental career path when attending a dinner party in Lake Forest, Illinois. When his dinner partner vividly described the process of designing and weaving a custom rug for a home under construction, Smyth was intrigued. Smyth's business degree did not feed his passion, so he researched the field of interior design and discovered the work of legendary David Easton. Matthew Smyth instantly knew he wanted to work for Easton, but not until he completed an interior design degree and had experience working for another firm. Even though Smyth's portfolio review for acceptance at the Fashion Institute of Technology was termed weak, they decided to take a chance on him. After graduating, Smyth was shocked to learn that 90 percent of interior d...

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