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

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

I love designing custom nursery and kids bedding!

 

Oohhh lala…

 

I got an updated bedding book today from Bella Notte! I love working with their unique fabrics in my nursery and kids rooms. My clients love this line so much that we also order it for their master bedrooms. Velvets, satins, laces, linens, and silks… Putting all the different textures together and designing something special for my clients is the best part of my job! Adding buttons, bows, quilting, ruffles, layers, embroidery… sky is the limit for what you can create for your dream room!

 

 

 

 

I selected the Bella Notte Chesapeake crib bedding in my latest celebrity nursery for Tamera Mowry-Housely. 

Contact us for an in-home design consultation so you can touch and feel the latest and greatest fabrics for your home! I must end this blog with more comfy bedding pics for you to fall in love with!

xo~ SS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tamera Mowry’s Angels in the Outfield Nursery- Get the Look!

Visit Gaga Designs to see products featured in both Tamera’s Napa Valley and Los Angeles Nursery!

Yours truly was on the Tia & Tamera show last night designing my latest celebrity nursery that I titled, Angels in the Outfield! If you missed it check your TV guide listing for the episode titled, “Tussle and Flow” on Style Network.

Also check out the article on Mystyle.com, Design Home Run! Shalena Smith on Tamera’s Vintage Baseball Nursery to get all the scoop on the vintage baseball-themed nursery in the L.A. condo.

The look and feel of this nursery was accomplished by using one of the best bedding companies in the business, Bella Notte Linens! I wanted the room to be soft and angelic so I worked with David to create a sky mural and the baseball chandelier gave it the finishing touch! This room was created with LOVE, as all my nurseries are because I truly love what I do! The nursery wouldn’t be completed without the comfy Angel Song glider and custom American-made furniture that is built to grow up with baby Aden.

I’ll post more pictures of the room in the near future. I just didn’t want to keep you waiting on the product details.

God bless you!!

SS xo

 

 

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

Tamera Mowry-Housley’s Americana Themed Nursery

People.com has posted a beautiful gallery of Tamera Mowry-Housley’s nursery that I designed in August! Here is a quick excerpt from the gallery. To view more photos and to read more, click on the image below. 

HAPPY MOM-TO-BE by Moms&Babies at People.com

“To give her Napa Valley, Calif., nursery an intimate feel, PEOPLE blogger Tamera Mowry-Housley and husband Adam Housley enlisted celebrity designer Shalena Smith. And the decorator to the stars didn’t disappoint. Smith expertly blended the couple’s personal items with a vintage, Americana style to create a chic kids room the new family will enjoy forever.”

Photo Credit: Dean Foreman

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.