PALM BEACH SCENE November 5, 2009

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Mitch Brown, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., graduated from Fort Hayes State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design. He is vice president of design and showrooms for William R. Eubanks Interior Design Inc., with offices in Palm Beach, Memphis, and New York City.

While at FHSU, he was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity and was the mascot for two years.

His career began even before graduation, when he worked at Vitztum Decorative Center, Hays. Along with owner George Vitztum, he founded an internship program at Vitzum for fellow design students. At Lady Primrose, Dallas, Texas, he was creative director. While there, he was instrumental in the design of the reception for England’s Queen Elizabeth II during her tour of the United States. From Los Angeles, he traveled the state creating and marketing furniture for several high-end furniture manufacturers and interior designers, including Michael Taylor, Cashe and Mel Lowrance. He joined Eubanks’ firm in 1998.

In addition to his design work, he is responsible for the William R. Eubanks showroom in Palm Beach, keeping it stocked with art and European antiques. It has become a destination for Palm Beach natives and for travelers from around the world.

“From my close perspective on his talent and success, I can attest that Mitch has risen to the top of the interior design world,” writes William R. Eubanks. “His work spans styles from all periods, including 18th, 19th and 20th-century classical and modern. His clients’ homes are located throughout the United States and overseas. Mitch’s stunningly beautiful and original design work has been published again and again in national and international publications.”

Those publications include Veranda, Quest (NYC), InStyle, Palm Beach Illustrated, MidSouth Magazine, Florida Design, Spectacular Homes of Tennessee, The Best of Florida Design, 100 Designers’ Favorite Rooms, Spectacular Homes of Metro New York, Michaels, Visions of Design and Interiors.

“As an ambassador of your university, Mitch has disseminated throughout the world to great acclaim the fundamental tools in interior design he learned at FHSU,” said Eubanks.


Retired chair and professor of the FHSU Department of Art, John Thorns, Jr., agrees. “It is because of knowing Mitchell as a student, and over the years, I am aware of his tremendous professional accomplishments and his loyalty to the university.”

During his tenure at William R. Eubanks, his projects and work have reached from coast to coast in the United States and several European countries, From Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, and throughout the heartland, Brown has left his mark of style and hard work ethics. Throughout his career as a designer, he has worked with several celebrities and public figures such as Rod Stewart, Elton John, Martha Stewart, and Lady Bird Johnson.

His talent has lead him to involvement with several charities and museums such as the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach; the Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN,; Greystone Mansion, Los Angeles; the Crystal Charity Ball, Dallas; and the Design Industry Foundation Fights AIDS, Dallas.