I believe in Design that is everlasting and elegant, Design which moves with time yet remains loyal to classic aesthetics and principals of interior design and Décor”
Shaunali Nanda, nurtured in the arts, brought up amongst collectors, obtained her degree in English literature and continued to Sotheby’s for her degree in History of Decorative Art. After which she was the lead researcher in the Magnificent Mughal Jewels sale at Christie’s. She then returned to India and set up the furnishing and lifestyle retail arm for the family business, which was India’s first lifestyle store. Shaunali continued to write and set up the first column for reviewing Christie’s sales in the Economic Times.
Shaunali then pursued a degree at the GIA and combined her experience and study in decorative art, history and jewelry, which led to roles at Van Cleef and Arpels as a store planner which led on to visual and event design. She then became the Manager for North America for Hermes for Visual Design, which carried her through to Tiffany in store design and visuals, with individual projects at Chanel and Bulgari.
Shaunali has consistently been a student of history and worked under the aesthetic of eternally classic brands that have formulated taste as it stands today. Her style therefore remains one of restrained elegance, timeless, imbued with quality and style and always referring to classic references that remain eternal in Interior Design.
Shaunali and her mother run the family firm with their own manufacturing unit where they make furniture in the European Style. Here furniture is hand made and hand polished by artisans who have been with them for generations. They have the most coveted list of private clients in India and source from the best brands in America and Europe. They hosted Earl Spencer as they launched Althorp and Theodore Alexander in India in 2019. The portfolio includes The Presidential Suite at the Oberoi and the Cigar Lounge & Bar, Indian restaurant and Residents Lounge, The Lodhi Hotel (New Delhi) in entirety, the Sheraton Lobby Hotel and Grand Presidential Suite, The Presidential Suite for the visit of President Clinton (New Delhi) and the Hyatt lobby Hotel (New Delhi), The TATA suite at the Taj Palace for the visit of President Obama (New Delhi) the Lalit in London & privates apartments in Grosvernor Square.
With the help of constant research and exploring new materials, they work tirelessly to meet international standards of design and meet the design needs of today.