Shalena Smith Touted as the Top Kids’ Space Designer

Wow!! What a huge blessing to be recognized by Mommy Nearest as one of the top 5 kids’ space designers. This is proof that anything is possible if you have a passion for your work and a love for the people that you’re working for! I started my company when my first daughter was only 3 months old. I didn’t have an official business plan, I didn’t know where the start up money was going to come from and I had more naysayers then I had supporters. I literally only had a vision and a desire to create amazing spaces for expecting parents.

Now 14 years later and all I can say is, “Look at God!!” It’s God that I credit for all of my success and for sending me all the amazing clients that I’ve had throughout the years. It’s been an amazing journey with many ups and downs, but I’m so thankful that I’ve persevered and that I continue to pursue my ultimate dreams. I’m excited about the future of my business, I look forward to growing my brand, but mostly I look forward to developing new relationships and creating fabulous spaces with you!!

Please share this post with your friends and family that might be looking for an interior designer. We do everything from whole house design projects to our favorite specialty, designing kids’ spaces. We are also on social media, follow us, all the links are below. Thank you and God bless you!! SS

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Here is a snippet of the article that named us as one of the top five nursery designers in Los Angeles.

5 Great Interior Designers For Kids’ Spaces in LA

 

Top Nursery Designer

 

National and International Nursery Designer

Voted Best of Houzz 2014 Award!

I hope you all had an amazing weekend!!
You can’t image how excited I was to receive the email that Shalena Smith Interiors was voted Best of Houzz 2014! It’s such a honor and it definitely motivates me to continue to pursue my dreams while making customer satisfaction my number one priority.  Thank you to those that have visited my Houzz page and who have written reviews. Here is the press release that was sent out his week:

Remodeling and Home Design

Shalena Smith Interiors of Los Angeles Receives
Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users
Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.Los Angeles, CA, February 4, 2014 – Shalena Smith, founder of Gaga Designs has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The interior design company that specializing in nurseries, children’s rooms and playspaces was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

“I was so thankful to receive this award from the Houzz Community,” Smith said. “I love what I do because I enjoy helping people and creating beautiful kids spaces!” 

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Shalena Smith Interiors among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Shalena Smith, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

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About Shalena Smith Interiors & Gaga Designs

Shalena Smith, founder of GaGa Designs, brings more than 15 years of innovative Interior Design and Management experience to her clients. As an national and international Celebrity Designer who specializes in custom baby nurseries, children’s bedrooms and play spaces, Shalena offers a variety of personal services including baby concierge.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com

Who’s Hot in Hollywood? Rising Star Issue- Behind the Scenes.

Yesterday I had a photo shoot for Localiez Magazine with an amazing photographer Daniel Gonzalez. It was such a honor when I got a call from Super Model/Actor/Designer Sam Sarpong, to model his new clothing line Future Stars Collection. The magazines concept was for Sam to select Rising Stars in Hollywood to represent the fashion line and I was blessed to be one of the people he chose.

They wanted to shoot me in my element followed by a personal Q & A. Here are some of the behind the scenes photos. Follow my Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account to get updates on when the issue is coming out.

Designer Sam Sarpong and Nursery Designer Shalena Smith wearing Future Stars Collections jacket.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Wearing Future Stars Collection T-shirt By Sam Sarpong

It’s a wrap! Pictured with the photographer. I can’t wait for the issue to come out. Stay tuned….

 

ET Interviews Shalena Smith about Celeb Favorite Items for their Babies

Watch Entertainment Tonight this evening at 7:00pm PST to see Baby Concierge, Shalena Smith’s segment on celebs favorite items for their babies!

It’s always such a blessing to be called upon as the expert in all things baby and nursery design. I never have much time to prepare for these interviews, they are always unexpected and I usually only have a few days notice, but that’s what fun about the whole experience.

Stylist and actress Aonika Laurent ran to my rescue to help me find the perfect look for the interview. I fell in love with the dress and the ladies at DVF Los Angeles. In past after my TV segments air, I’m overwhelmed with emails about what designer I’m wearing. This time, I’d thought I’d share with you in advance pictures and information about the dress.

Be sure to watch my segment this evening on Entertainment Tonight!

 

Entertainment Tonight July 23

Shalena Smith on Entertainment Tonight segment July 23, 2013

Here are a few pictures that were taken during the ET interview last week!

Shalena Smith wearing DVF.

Shalena Smith with Bill Horn at Bel Bambini Los Angeles.

Shalena Smith demonstrating a 4moms strollers on ET.

Celebrity Nursery Designer Shalena Smith on VH1’s Totally Royal Tots!

Make sure you tune-in to VH1’s special, “TOTALLY ROYAL TOTS” (American Edition) on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 11PM PST.

As a pioneer in creating extraordinary and luxurious living spaces for children, I’m often contacted by various media outlets to discuss All Things Baby! When the producers from ABC News called asking to interview me about my Baby Concierge experience for a VH1 special, I was “totally” excited to participate!

Here are a few behind the scene photos while shooting for the VH1 segment! If you would like to create an amazing space for your home or you see products in these pictures or on the show that you’re interested in, please contact us at info@gagadesigns.com and we’ll be happy to help!

Shalena Smith mic’d up and ready to go inside her clients home to share with producers a few amazing rooms she designed.

Shalena Smith behind the scene while interviewing for VH1, Totally Royal Tots.

Shalena Smith being interviewed in a big girls room she designed for two sisters.

Shalena Smith being interviewed by an ABC News producer in a “totally” beautiful room she designed!

Enjoy the show!!

God bless you,

SS

Behind the Scene with Shalena Smith on E! ‘Blinging Up Baby!’

E! Entertainment producers called nursery expert and baby concierge to the stars, Shalena Smith to be interviewed on their upcoming program special, “Blinging Up Baby!”

Make sure you tune-in to watch the amazing show that they’ve put together.  The show will premiere at 10pm on Thursday, May 2. For the schedule and time in your area check-out  E-Online.

We hope you enjoy it!

The photo below was taken during the “Blinging Up Baby” interview…. Speaking of bling, the fabulous bracelets that Shalena was wearing are from, Bling Design by S. :)

Celebrity Nursery Expert and Baby Concierge to the Stars, Shalena Smith.

 

Nursery and Kids Room Designer Shalena Smith on E! Blinging Up Baby!

          

Eastern Europe Installation of a Layered Bed Skirt

I wanted to tag this as “comedy” due to the amateur video, I must admit it’s pretty funny. I promise that as I start to video blog more the quality will get better. I didn’t want my need for perfection to get in the way of sharing with you a quick and easy way to create the look of a two-tiered dust ruffle in just a few minutes. This video was taken while I was working in Eastern Europe with one of my amazing clients. This is how quickly you can change the look of a simple single tier dust ruffle into a fun layered look!
This is an example of a layered bed skirt on a full-size bed, but you can also create the same look with your crib skirt. I wish the lighting was better, however in a few weeks the finished room with be in my portfolio for you to enjoy!

Have a good laugh, on me! More to come.. :) xo SS

 

Virtual and International Nursery & Kids Room Design

My trip to Eastern Europe last month was amazing! After months of hard work, traveling back and forth to another Country and working with my client to create dream rooms for her daughters, the time had finally come. This trip was the final installation of EVERYTHING beautiful and I couldn’t be more pleased with how the rooms turned out!

It was so much fun! Over 36 pieces of custom furniture were delivered on an 18 wheeler truck. I brought in bedding ensembles, window treatments, carpet, accessories and even my muralist was flown in to add her magical touches.

Here are a few teaser pictures from my trip. I can’t share the completed photo’s with you just yet, but I promise to post them either on my portfolio at www.shalenasmith.com or I’ll direct you to the media outlet that writes about these fanciful rooms.

Going Gaga in Eastern Europe

Filled with amazing furniture from Gaga Designs.

Over 30 boxes to unpack!

Silk pink drapes with cream rosettes.

Cream and pink silk, velvet, satin and sheer bedding!