Shala Shamardi, Interior Designer
Award-winning designer Shala Shamardi has resided in Newport Beach, California for over 30 years. She has worked in the interior design field since 1987. An avid international traveler, she is known for her innate design ability. She draws from a rich palette of design styles, to create distinctive, tasteful spaces.
Shala has a B.A. degree. Her love of design lead her to pursue an additional degree from the Interior Designer Institute, a FIDER-accredited design school in Newport Beach, with high honors in all fields of study.
Among her many achievements, Shala is a four-time participant in the Philharmonic House of Design. She has received national attention for her design talents, and has appeared on the HGTV television series Flip or Flop. Shala was the featured designer in the March 2015 issue of Newport Beach Magazine, and she also appeared in Design Orange County, an ASID CA Orange County Chapter.
Shala's work has been published in numerous publications, including Orange Coast Magazine, Orange County Home magazine, The Orange County Register, Coast Magazine, Newport Beach Magazine, Henry Schein Magazine, and Riviera. In recognition of her high design standards, Shala recently received several Awards of Excellence from the American Society of Interior Designers:
- The Platinum Award of Excellence for Dining Room Design 2012 - 2013
- The Platinum Award of Excellence in Commercial Design 2011-2012
- The Gold Award of Excellence for Living Room Design 2011 - 1012
- The Platinum Award of Excellence for Bathroom Design and Remodel 2010 - 2011
- The Gold Award of Excellence for Living Room Design 2010 - 2011
Shala is an Allied Member of American Society of Interior Design (ASID), and is an Associate Member of International Interior Design Association (IIDA). As ASID chairperson from 2008-2013, she was involved in many leadership roles.