About Us

Haute Design Studio is a full-service interior design firm. We provide complete project management, from start through completion, to create peace of mind for all of our clients. Often, our expertise will help extend your design budget. We create unique, functional spaces which will complement your lifestyle. Our services include: assistance in consulting with architects and builders; space planning; furniture planning; and selection of high-quality home furnishings. We specialize in custom-made pieces, window treatments, wall and floor treatments, accessories, art selection, and color consultation. In addition, we offer Green Design to all of our clients, in Orange County and throughout Southern California.

Please contact us to discuss your project.

Shala Shamardi, Interior Designer

Certified Interior Designer Haute Design Studio

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.


“Thank you so much for your beautiful design work in our home remodel. You were always respectful of our budget, yet made sure there was never a compromise in quality. My husband and I absolutely love the custom designs you did for our staircase, bathrooms, and our furniture. And the kitchen – wow! My husband is actually cooking now!

“You are so talented, and you were always there to oversee the work and make sure there were no delays. We have recommended you to our friends and family and can't wait to work with you on our next home! I couldn't have done it without you Shala!” — Vanessa Leigh

“Now that our beautiful, sanctuary bathroom is complete, I wanted to take a few moments to acknowledge your talent, patience, commitment to your word and to express our thanks for the end product which turned out absolutely superior. I remember when I first saw your work at the Design House in Orange last year. I thought to myself, if I ever move back to our home in Corona Del Mar, this is the designer I would want to remodel our master bath. Well, it happened... we moved back and you were willing to take on the project. Lucky us!

“We started the project on Monday of Thanksgiving week. With a large party planned for New Year's I couldn't imagine having guests in a house of dust. To sum it up, the project was finished and we showed it off to our party guests who agreed that it turned out beautiful. The contractor you hired was the best. His crew was there every day, on time, and the quality of workmanship more than met our standard.

“You are a true professional and we would not hesitate to refer you to anyone who may be looking for an expert to design something unique and special for their home. Thank you for designing a room that will afford us many years of enjoyment.” — Louise Winders

“I wanted to write to you and express my gratitude for your hard work to make my home in Beverly Hills a beautiful and comfortable place to come home to after a long day at work.

“The thought of remodeling my condominium was not something I was looking forward to. I knew it would take hours of looking at furniture, fabrics, accessories and making decisions on the place I want to go to after a hard days work. I can only say, once I met with you I was relieved to know that I was in good hands and that what I thought would be a stressful "job" ended up being a pleasure and something to look forward to. Your expertise and professionalism made it easy for me. We only met once and you knew what I was looking for to make my home a sanctuary to come home to. Each time we would meet to make a decision on something, you came prepared with all that we needed to make it as quick and easy as possible. Again, many thanks to you and your firm for making what could have been a monumental task a sincere pleasure.” — Mehdi Eftekari, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel

“We would like to let you know how much we enjoy the beautiful environment you have created for us. Your ideas were so unique (especially for our master bedroom) that we were not completely sure about your vision, but you made believers out of us!

“Everyday we are looking forward to coming to our beautiful home and we have to thank you for that. Your professional yet friendly attitude towards our requests has been refreshing. Your crew has been great and reliable. We always recommend you to anyone who wants to make any changes to their home. Thank you again and it has been a pleasure working with you.” — Elizabeth and Jake Danmar