MLB Designs & Boutique, LLC is located in the Crossroads Art District
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MLB Designs & Boutique is an interior design business located in the Crossroads district in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. We also have a retail store offering candles, jewelry, hats, purses, dinnerware, seasonal decor, and an art gallery featuring nationally known artists, many of whom currently live in Kansas City!
Marie Smith is the director of MLB Designs & Boutique. She began her design career while still in high school, and at Hallmark Cards where she became the youngest Senior Designer. Her work with Hallmark included brochures, Hallmark Hall of Fame posters, scarf designs, product designs and four cookbooks, including a Muppets Picnic Cookbook. She worked on Hallmark television commercials in New York and Los Angeles, and was interviewed for a PBS broadcast about her design for Expressions Magazine. Marie has won numerous local design awards for art direction, interior design, and nationally, a Silver Art Direction Award for the design of a Gloria Vanderbilt catalog.
While working for Hallmark Marie opened an antique shop called The Smith Company. The store became a well-known source for gifts and bridal registry, as well as interior design. In 1992 Marie formed MLB Designs, and in 2000 opened a retail store which is currently located in the Crossroads Art District.
Marie Bertholet Smith is known for her use of color, the quality of her work, and her ability to provide designs that fit her clients' life styles. Her knowledge of antiques has enabled her to find many interesting items from all parts of the world for both design and retail clients. Her raw, natural talent and years of experience give Marie an edge among the competitive world of interior design.