Modernized Circus Themed Nursery

“Lion, and tigers and bears! Oh my!…”

I couldn’t be more pleased with how this nursery came out! You have to be careful to not overdo it when creating a circus themed nursery. To accomplish a modernize look we stayed away from the traditional primary colors and used soft neutral tones. I customized the furniture with a grey paint blended with a carmel stain to tie in the clients windows. The roman shades I designed also tied in with the accent color. I love how the rug by Surya added a pop of color with the orange stripe. We personalized it with a custom canvas centered with the crib, adding a monkey and elephant on each size to complement the subtle theme. Last but not least, we went over the top with the life size giraffe!! Mr. Giraffe was a total hit at the baby shower by the way when I delivered it. (Ask us about our exclusive Baby Registry Concierge.) So much fun!!!

There was also an unexpected little nook in the corner of this nursery. I used that space to put our Gaga Designs custom chair, side table and sconces. Oh, and did you see the navy blue trim out on the ceiling? It highlights the chandelier and it adds a nice surprise without having to paint the entire ceiling.

I loved creating this space. Email us at info@gagadesigns.com or call us at 818-366-8787 to purchase any of the items you see in this awesome nursery.

I love my job!! xoxo

SS

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….

 

Shalena Smith on Entertainment Tonight!

Hi,

I hope you’re all having an amazing summer! Sorry for the delayed post but in case you missed it, here is the clip of celebrity Nursery Designer and Baby Concierge Shalena Smith on Entertainment Tonight. There was so much buzz around the Royal Baby, I was excited to be apart of ET’s segment surrounding the birth of Prince George.

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

Shalena Smith on E! Special ‘Blinging Up Baby!’ (Video)

Hi guys,

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I had such a busy May! I will fill you in on all the latest fabulous designs, events and new television interviews very soon.

In the meantime, for those that missed the E! Special, ‘Blinging Up Baby’ here is my segment on the show. They interviewed me about my clients Sean Combs & Kim Porter and Nick & Mariah Cannon.


Celebrity Nursery Designer Shalena Smith on E! ‘Blinging Up Baby!’

Here are a few items featured in the segment: Table & Chair set, Chandelier and the popular life-style Giraffe!

I hope you enjoy the segment, shout out to the producers for doing such an amazing job!! 🙂

Enjoy your summer!!

SS

Get the Look: Tamera Mowry-Housley & Adam Housley’s Designer Nursery

First I want to say congratulations to Tamera and Adam on their first born son Aden! The minute Tamera texted me a picture of Aden I was so thankful that he finally arrived safely into our world. A few days later I saw him smiling and laying in his crib that we installed and I felt so blessed to have been the designer that Adam and Tamera chose to create their dream nursery. All the hard work really pays off when it’s reward is a healthy baby and happy family!!

Many of you have been calling and e-mailing us about how to get the look of Tamera’s Napa Valley nursery, so I decided to write this blog. Be sure to tune into The Tia & Tamera show Tuesday, Dec. 4 to see myself, Shalena Smith, reveal the never before seen Los Angeles Celebrity Baby Nursery.

When Tamera hired me, her wish was for her sons nursery to look comfortable and personalized. I had an amazing interview with sweet Danielle Datu over at MyStyle about the fun personal details of designing the Napa Valley Nursery. Check it out when you can!

I love the star sconces and the chandelier on this side of the room. The other side of the room is just as beautiful with the striped wallpaper we installed and unique wall plaques. And of course the room wouldn’t be complete without this custom built-to-last changing table. We’re offering 20% off all the pieces Tamera used in her nursery to help you get the nursery of your dreams too! Use coupon code: BABY20 to receive your discount.

The sweet antique pieces that made this room come together are the items that the couple already had. I did, however, find a few cute additions to add.

I love how you can personalize these blocks to say anything that you want for only $8 a piece. And how this mobile ties in our whimsical star theme.

 

 

 

The most comfy spot in the room is this yummy chair and ottoman by Angel Song. The lovely and soft throw blanket is by one of my favorite brands Barefoot Dreams. As I write this blog I’m snuggled up in one of their amazing throw blankets 🙂

Watch Tia and Tamera’s show to see the reveal of her Napa Valley and Los Angeles nurseries that I had a blast designing! Tune in to The Style Network every Tuesday evening at 9 /8C to watch Tia & Tamera. I’ll be having a Tia & Tamera viewing party over the next few weeks! Any excuse for me to get together with my friends and family, it’s going to be so much fun! xo

August was Tamera Mowry-Housley’s Month of Going Gaga!


The month of August was a really busy and exciting month for me. Where do I start?

It was jammed packed filled with new clients, production meetings, family vacation, our girls starting school, celebrated my youngest 9th birthday, two trips to Napa, Tamera Mowry-Housley’s baby shower, her completed Napa nursery, the exciting task of finishing her nursery in Los Angeles in 9 days and last by not least, taping on her number one show on Style Network, Tia and Tamera.

Tamera hired me as her interior designer for both her nurseries and as her baby concierge. I can’t share much because I don’t want to blow the reveal on the TV show but I must say that she’s been an absolute blessing to work with!

I hope you all had an amazing summer. Although it’s been busy for me, it’s been a time of reflection and change. What about you?

Please subscribe to my blog for more updates about my life of going gaga!

God bless you & enjoy these last days of summer!

xo Shalena

 

Sunset: driving home from Napa.