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Interior Design + Art

About Mary Anne

Mary Anne Smiley, recognized by her peers as one of the top designers in Dallas, was born in Seminole, Oklahoma and is an honor graduate of Oklahoma State University.

One of the first designers registered in the State of Texas after passing the NCIDQ exam, Mary Anne Smiley is a member of ASID, and is qualified in AutoCAD. She has been featured in a myriad of publications, and is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in design. Mary Anne has been on the Best Designers in Dallas list since 2007, and was celebrated in 2013 as one of the FAB FIVE TOP DESIGNERS IN DALLAS by Luxe and Roche Bobois.

 Mary Anne's love of all things creative and artistic began as a child and included primitive architectural drawings. Upon enrolling in Architecture in the 60’s she was informed by the Dean that “women don’t enroll in architecture.” Undaunted, she enrolled in Fine Art and Interior Design. Her career has taken her coast to coast.  After living for 18 years in Athens, Texas, a magnet for getaway homes and ranches of the rich and famous of Dallas beckoned she relocated her design firm to Dallas.

She is known for her use of pure color and pearl finish backgrounds, and for her avant-garde use of contemporary art.  Her AutoCAD skills have given her the ability to design custom furnishings when unique and creative solutions are required. This often results in recognition for product design, and sometimes in collaboration with various artists.

Mary Anne loves time with her family, with her grown daughter who succeeds in her own career and their 3 dogs.  Both have a love of all forms of art, and enjoy dabbling in water colors purely for personal pleasure. She has even illustrated the children’s book, SAM’S BIRTHMARK with charming water color drawings.

 
 

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AWARDS

2017

DHome Best Designers List

Best of Houzz-Design                         Best of Houzz- Service

Top 10 Dallas Interior Designers

2016

Legacy of Design                             -First Place- Bathroom > $50,000        -Second Place- Residential Custom Designed Element

Design Ovation                                         -First Place- Residential Renovation Under 3,500 sq ft

DHome Best Designers List

Best of Houzz- Design

Modern Luxury Interiors Best of Design

Modern Luxury Interiors Best Dining Room

Top 10 Dallas Interior Designers

2015

Legacy of Design                            -First Place- Master Bedroom Contemporary                                   -First Place- Master Bathroom Contemporary                                   -First Place- Living Area Contemporary                                   -Second Place- Unique Space Contemporary                                   -Honorable Mention- Outdoor Space  

Best of Houzz- Design   

DHome Best Designers List

Top 10 Dallas Interior Designers

2014

Design Ovation                                -Second Place- Residential Product Design                                             -Honorable Mention- Residential Product Design

DHome Best Designers List

Best of Houzz- Service

Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide

2013

Fab 5 Designers

Design Ovation                                -First Place- Child's Room- Small Child                                               -First Place- Kitchen Contemporary     -Second Place- Powder Room             -Honorable Mention- Residential Product Design

DHome Best Designers List

2012

DHome Best Designers List

2011

Design Ovation                                       -First Place- Residential Home Office/Study

DHome Best Designers List

2010

DHome Best Designers List

2009

DHome Best Designers List

2008

Legacy of Design                                   -First Place- Residential Singular Space

DHome Best Designers List

2007

DHome Best Designers List

                                 

 

 

Testimonials 

"I contacted them because I needed a new design direction for my retail stores. It was great working with them and really felt they understood what I was looking for with my project. I hope to use them in the future."

"I'm so glad I found Mary Anne. She has a delightful (and fun) personality and has so many creative ideas that I would never have considered. I've used other decorators and they often push their own taste/style on you, but Mary Anne made recommendations after understanding my likes/dislikes and incorporated them into her suggestions. She also had great sources for items I was looking needing (furniture, carpets, etc)."

"I had an outstanding experience! My parents were looking to modernize a large family room, while still maintaining the original feeling of the room which they had enjoyed for nearly 40 years. Mary Anne and team showed tremendous respect for my parents' feelings while still proposing exciting and game changing improvements. They gave us several options in their proposals, with clear cost and time estimates. Once work started, the team did a great job coordinating the work, and they finished on time and on budget. The result, which included new lighting, bookshelves, furniture, and other accents, were simply amazing. The area of the house has been transformed."

"You both work so hard not to mention that quality you both possess called TALENT! You two have really got it going on! I'm thankful I found your website and made the call. I certainly love what we've done at our home but it's truly like heroine for me. You two are my dealers and I am hooked!!"

"I hired Mary Anne Smiley Interiors to help update my home. Mary Anne and Dani were perfect! Their ideas were spot on to my request to make my home light and bright and colorful. I am still in the process of implementing all their suggestions, but so far I am extremely happy with the choices of paint and colors they recommended for my rooms. I feel they have a talent for reading what I am looking for and helping me to make it happen. The job is just begun, yet the changes are incredible!"

"Mary Anne Smiley has been the ultimate professional on the projects that we have worked on together. Each project has been worthy of publication with many of the details of the overall design being directed by her and her staff."

"Mary Anne Smiley and Dani are absolutely amazing. They both work incredibly hard to get a project done just right! We've worked closely on several projects and have only had positive results."

"These gals are top notch! I had the pleasure of working with Mary Anne and Dani on a custom pool table for their client and they were great! The level of professionalism and communication throughout the process was something I dream of! I would highly recommend them." 
Tracy Mitchell
Mitchell | Exclusive Billiard Designs |

" I have had to privilege to work with Mary Anne Smiley on several residential projects. Mary Anne and her team have always been up front and professional. Her scope of work has always been impressive. I can honestly say that I am eager and excited to answer a phone call or email from her and her team. They really demonstrate true interior design professionalism."

" Mary Anne is a consummate professional with a keen eye for design. She knows all types of design styles and can pull the perfect elements together to create beautiful, unique spaces. It has been an honor to work with her and her team."

" Mary Anne is a truly inspired designer. I love her work. Her vision is unfailingly crisp and fresh, and her use of color is unparalleled. We have worked together on a variety of projects, and I'm always excited to work with her. She makes my work look good because she sees what can be done instead of what has already been done."

" I have been privileged to work with Mary Anne on several projects over the past decade. The results have always exceeded my expectations. Because of her timeless designs, I am still thrilled today with her work in my home even ten years ago. Most recently, we are working on my teenage daughter's room. And not surprisingly, we are adding to elements she designed years ago, not changing them. With Mary Anne Smiley, there is always a "wow" factor. She is to interior design what Coco Chanel was to fashion. Elle est fabuleuse!"

" Mary Anne has expansive product knowledge and is delightful to work with! She is very detailed oriented with her client's projects and guides them in a focused direction to create a beautiful finished project." 

" Mary Anne Smiley is a consummate professional. She's affable and polite and, even better, she has exquisite taste. I am amazed at the outstanding work she has done for a wide array of clients. MAS is THE designer people need to know about. Plus, she's flexible with regard to a client's needs and preferences. She also has an unbelievably comprehensive set of companies that she uses to "source" decorative items. Mary Anne is absolutely the best designer one could hope for - there are not enough stars to rate her. I'd give her a hundred if it were possible. She's super talented and a genuine pleasure to work with."

"It is my pleasure to recommend Mary Anne Smiley Interiors. I have worked with her on several projects over the past year and each one has proved to be impressive in scale, taste, creativity and precision. I personally watched her skill and ability simplify processes at a round table discussion on a very large project. She was sure, calm and effective in making sure each detail of the concept was executed on time, on budget and with elegance. Mary Anne has a gift for introducing color and vibrancy into her designs. Her interiors always have a touch of playful, realism whether subtle or outstanding. Her clients look to her guidance knowing that she will capture their personalities and lifestyles in her design, but add just the right amount of professionalism. Working with Mary Anne has been a wonderful opportunity that I will look to repeat on her next project. Good luck! Great choice!"

" Mary Anne is a talented designer!!!!! She is incredible to work with. Listens to your desires for your project with a final result that is unique. Mary Anne's many years of experience shows in her projects.I have unusual space in my house and Mary Anne made it look amazing. I have loved my house and look forward to the completion."

" Mary Ann came in and brought happy to our home. She knew how to bring in awesome color along with her incredible design experience. She used what we had and helped us add the perfect touches to pull it all together. She's fun, knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate. My Mother passed while we were working with her on our project and she handled us so well by keeping things going and was so kind to bring yummy comfort food. Very much enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her."

"Mary Anne Smiley is top-notch designer in Dallas. Craighead Green Gallery has worked on numerous projects with the Smiley Group and each project is equally stunning."

"Mary Tomás Gallery appreciates how Mary Anne Smiley approaches her business relationships with enthusiasm and confidence. As a fine art gallery who works with a variety of clients we admire a designer who takes a special interest in placing art in their projects. Mary Anne Smiley believes that fine art shouldn't be an afterthought and incorporates quality art that always makes the final project sparkle with excitement and interest. In our opinion her clients get added value since her eye for art and furnishings produce an eclectic mix. Friendly, inviting and warm are words we would use to describe Mary Anne Smiley and we feel confident recommending her to prospective clients looking for a great designer."

" Fifteen years ago, Mary Anne Smiley helped Loren and I with our major home remodel and we still love it to this day - she is the best! Thank you Mary Anne!"

"Working with such an accomplished interior designer as Mary Anne Smiley is such a delight! Her refined eye and artistic approach to each project delivers an exquisite aesthetic. Mary Anne and her team are knowledgeable, talented and are sure to surpass your expectations when it comes to hiring an interior designer."

Mary Anne Smiley is a most talented designer that transforms space using color, and her unique design skills! Her skill and imagination make space turn beautiful!!  Mary Anne has worked on our Vail home, Dallas home, Equestrian Center and, working on Ranch plans now."

"It's been my pleasure to work with Mary Anne on a wide range of projects over the last seven years. She and her staff are extremely professional. I love the crisp, contemporary furnishings that she factors into her projects. I also greatly admire how she uses color to creates rooms that look fresh, dynamic and joyful. Mary Anne is always ahead of the curve with her knowledge of new materials and technology. Most projects face challenges of one form or another along the way, but nothing derails her focus to problem solve and find appropriate solutions. As a designer, she's wonderfully gifted at bringing together all of the elements of a home."

"Mary Anne Smiley has decorated two homes for us and they were both full of "wow" factors. She made it simple, as as soon as we decided on one element, she took off and pulled together a beautiful schematic that flowed from one beautiful room to another. She is very creative, fun to work with and gets the job done! We highly recommend her!"

"Mary Anne Smiley is a wonderful designer who was involved in most aspects of our home, built 4 years ago. She designed all cabinets, lighting, furniture (including custom furniture), rugs, tile work. She also oversaw art installation and helped with selection. She even helped with the move, arranging books, etc. She is very talented, listens to her clients, and is a tireless worker!"

"Mary Anne recently completed an extensive design remake of our 1940's home. She listened intently to our desire to transform our cape cod traditional space to soft contemporary. She has extensive knowledge and understanding of architecture and design and was able to communicate effectively with our architect and contractor in order to create that look. She worked tirelessly with all her quality tradesmen to produce custom made sofas, rugs, art, stairs, etc. that turned out way beyond our expectations. Mary Anne is extremely gifted and talented as a designer and is at the forefront of creating exquisite and stunning work. I definitely will use her again!"

"Mary Anne Smiley is a true professional. I have worked with her for 20 plus years and know that from remodeling, to space planning, fabrics, furniture, or window treatments all her work is grounded in the principles of good design. She is knowledgeable in all styles and periods of design. She truly understands color. No project is too big for her. She always knows the latest in products and materials available. Her work is sophisticated while practical, and has energy and function. Ms Smiley has helped us remodel our home three times and she helped with the design and furnishings in a professional building that has ten office spaces."

"Mary Anne is an extremely talented designer. We enjoyed working with her and absolutely love everything that she suggested for our house."

"Mary Anne Smiley is an amazing designer with all the credentials to back up her awesome work. She has so much experience over the years and has worked with many different clients to achieve their design goals whether it be their primary, secondary or vacation homes. She is very driven to meet deadlines and budgets. She really has a knack for making your space feel very personal to you."