Michael Halpern’s diverse career has come full circle. The son of an interior designer, Halpern spent his youth accompanying his mother to showrooms and clients’ homes learning the ins and outs of the design business through osmosis. His dual track education at Princeton University of Creative Writing and Art History led him first into the publishing business and then to the entertainment business where he worked in film and television at Warner Bros and HBO in Los Angeles.
His transition into the design business came through the suggestions of friends who admired the work he had done in his own homes. Halpern finds his design aesthetic is significantly influenced by his living in California; the light and air, the ease of living, and the romantic, created world of the movies.