Originally from Weston, Massachusetts and a graduate of Colby College in Maine, Michelle moved to New York City to work in the fashion department at GQ Magazine before pursuing a career in Interior Design. During her graduate studies at Parsons School Of Design, Michelle interned with famed designer Bunny Williams and was soon promoted to Junior Designer at Bunny's firm, working on projects from New York City to Palm Beach as well as traveling to London and Paris with Bunny to source antiques. When Michelle's husband's career transferred them to London, Michelle accepted a position with the esteemed English design firm Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler. While at Colefax and Fowler, Michelle installed design projects throughout England, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Greece. When she and her husband returned to New York three years later, she resumed her work with Bunny Williams as a Senior Designer.
Michelle was inspired to establish her own design firm in New York in 2011 and is currently based in Mission Hills, Kansas where she lives with her husband and two sons. While at Bunny Williams, Michelle's team's projects appeared in Architectural Digest as well as various national design magazines. Under Bunny Williams, Michelle also worked on the renovation of the historical Edith Wharton House in Lennox, Massachusetts as well as on the Hamptons Designer Showhouse. Michelle's Mission Hills residence appeared on the Kansas City Kappa Holiday Homes Tour in 2015 as well as in Kansas City Spaces Magazine.
Michelle Oettmeier Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in sophisticated yet livable spaces with an emphasis on designing homes that are a comfortable and welcoming. Her style is refreshing and young with a twist on the traditional and she credits her travels and experience working on a broad range of projects with her versatility of style and budget for her clients.