Having begun his career as an intern at House & Home Magazine, Michael has gone on to hold posts as Style Editor (House & Home Magazine), Designer at Sarah Richardson Design, blogger, contributing expert and editor at Style at Home Magazine, and now retailer (Penney & Company), and joins The Marilyn Denis Show as a design expert.
His passion for decorating has opened many doors, but it's his can-do attitude that endears him to many. For Michael, style isn't about cost or prestige – it's an artful self expression and one that he is only too happy to share with anyone who will listen!
For decorating projects large and small, Michael is always ready with an opinion, expert tips, and some friendly encouragement. Michael's personal style is a colourful and casual mix of new and old, traditional and contemporary, with a fresh palette of cheerful hues. He loves to mix and match patterns and design styles, and believes in creating a personal décor combination for each client and project.
Michael's decorating emporium, Penney & Company, is located in historic downtown Whitby, Ontario, and is full of exciting treasures and timeless pieces. On any given day, you'll find him painting an old dresser, fluffing colourful cushions, and chatting up customers about decorating, fabric, and paint!