Two Fine Artists . . . Working Together

Photographer John Gruen, at home in Lakeville. Photo by Marsden Epworth

Matthew Patrick Smyth lives in the rarefied world of high interior design where rooms often say more about the designer than the clients. You know a Buatta or Donghia room when you see it. Yet Smyth’s style — restrained, unpretentious, more classical than baroque, filled with small details rather than grand statements — gives clients spaces to live as they want, not as he wants.

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