Michelle Burton - interior designer & stylist

Michelle – interior designer & stylist


Raised in the colourful deep south of the USA, Michelle began her design journey when she enrolled to study at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She completed her studies in Sydney, graduating with an Advanced Diploma of Arts, Interior Design.

In her early professional career she worked with firms specialising in residential kitchen design which led to her qualifications as a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD Au).

She established her own company “SMB & Associates” in Australia (Sydney) in 1998 and during this time she has developed her passion for colour, practical manipulation and utilisation of space resulting in innovative, stylish and award-winning interior designs.

I love the challenge of changing space to create a place. S Michelle Burton

Professional development through continued training, attendance at design trade shows and a love of travel (especially Italy) ensures her designs remain fresh and contemporary. Michelle is a respected public speaker and has been nominated for a number of industry awards; a multiple design award winner and has served as a judge for the KBDI Australian Kitchen and Bathroom Design Awards.


Advanced Diploma of Arts; Interior Design / Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD Australia) / Qualified Bathroom Designer (Australia) | Member of: Kitchen & Bathroom Design Institute (KBDi) / Housing Industry Association (HIA)


Michelle is a multiple award-winner for her interior design, bathroom and kitchen designs.

2016 Winner: HIA Northern NSW Kitchen Design view project
2016 Winner: KBDi NSW Large Kitchen Design view project

2015 Winner: HIA Northern NSW Bathroom Design of the Year view project
2015 Winner: HIA Northern NSW Kitchen Design of the Year view project

2013  Winner: HIA Northern NSW Bathroom Design of the Year view project
2013  Winner: HIA Northern NSW Kitchen Design of the Year view project

2013 Winner national: Master Builders Association Custom built home (Brandon Calder Homes) view project
2013 Winner: Master Builders Association (MBA Newcastle) Custom built home (Brandon Calder Homes)  view project

2013  Finalist: Highly commended: KBDi NSW Large Kitchen Design view project
2013  Finalist: Highly commended: KBDi NSW Large Bathroom Design view project

2012  Judge: KBDI Kitchen and Bathroom Designer Awards view article

2011  Winner: National KBDi Australian Bathroom Designer of the Year view project

2010  Finalist: KBDi NSW Large Kitchen Design view project

1998  Winner: Interior Designex Australasian Student Award for Interior Design

She loves her work…And clients love the work she does for them. For further information about Michelle, her portfolio and media coverage visit her Sydney website www.smbinteriordesign.com.au

…when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself… Oprah Winfrey dd oprah