Meet Michael

Where Art Meets Design

Michael Friedes is enthralled by the way art can transform an environment. As an award-winning interior designer and fine arts painter, he knows that each piece of art is informed by the spaces it resides in. Likewise, every interior that Michael designs has an artistic flair.


Asthe creator of Living Artfully, Michael is consistently inspired by the confluence of art and design. All of his pieces, whether products, original paintings, or interiors are designed intentionally to bring an enticing feeling of color and harmony to them.


Asa fine arts painter, Michael enjoys mastering the art of color to bring to life inviting pieces that transport the viewer to places within their own imagination. His paintings are constantly evolving, inspired by the environment and nuances around him.  He creates all of his paintings in his studio in Sonoma, CA. Michael’s work is enjoyed by collectors throughout the United States.

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

-Pablo Picasso

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As an acclaimed interior designer, Michael understands how to transform a space, through both layout as well as how the environment is brought to life through art, color, and decoration. Michael was born and raised in New York City and has lived in Northern California for the past twenty years. His style is a confluence of the two coasts that beautifully form his signature style of relaxed elegance. His work has been featured in numerous publications and his projects span the country from California to New York.

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