Donald Bingham Schmitt
"There is always a reason…", explains Donald Bingham Schmitt, discussing his unique perspective on the art of design. "It can be almost anything – a mirror, a plant, a red wagon, a rusty iron chair, a photograph – but there is always a reason for it. I design environments for people and purpose. Therefore, the objects, colors and layouts I employ will always have relevance to the person, or people, who live in that environment. It may not make any sense at the beginning, but it will when I am finished. Whether I'm designing an entire home, a single room or a work environment, I find the elements that will illuminate and bring harmony to my client's personality, life, work and passion. If I can't find them, I design and produce them. Everything in my life to this point in time contributes to this effort. From the time I was a child I have had an interest in fine art, interior design and fashion."