Michelle Burton - Designing Divas



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 a space to create a place. 
Michelle Burton-Henshaw

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 on a couple of occasions 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. 

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