Historic Homes

Exclusive Look Inside the Illinois Governor’s Mansion with First Lady MK Pritzker

On today’s episode of Homeworthy, the First Lady of Illinois, MK Pritzker, gives us an exclusive look inside the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield, Illinois. Enlisting the help of interior designer Michael S. Smith, who previously redecorated the Obama White House, the First Lady completely restored the mansion to its former glory. Sophisticated color palettes, luxurious fabrics, and bespoke furniture complement the mansion’s rich history and superb collection of decorative arts. The restoration process, along with a recount of the prominent Americans who once called the mansion home, are celebrated in the First Lady’s new book, "A House That Made History: The Illinois Governor's Mansion, Legacy of an Architectural Treasure." Enjoy!