Shamaila graduated from the University of Houston where she majored in Interior Design and minored in Architecture. She has also completed post graduate studies in Interior Design at the distinguished National College of Arts where she experimented with furniture design. Having worked for both reputable corporate and residential design firms in Houston, she has well rounded experience and is able to pursue both facets of the industry effectively. She is a LEED certified in Commercial Interiors making her current for the ever evolving design industry. She has worked on a wide range of projects from educational facilities, shopping malls, large scale corporate offices to residential homes.
Describe your go-to style:
My go-to style varies depending on the clients needs and design direction they want to take. But the one thing that almost always is my mantra is to aim towards a highly personalized design that reflects the client's character as that results in far more personal gratification than following a certain market trend.
What drives you to design?
I feel that design is capable of enhancing a client’s surrounding to a degree that it further elates his effectiveness and quality of life. And there is nothing more fascinating for me, as an interior designer, to be able to decode the vision in a client's mind and turn it into reality .
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
Having lived in Africa, South Asia and now the US, I have an extensive travel history. I have always felt that this background has been a launch pad for majority of my designs and the exposure to different cultures has enabled me to easily correlate with clients and bring forth their design inspirations.