Interior Design

Shamshiri: Interiors

Studio Shamshiri’s richly layered, narrative-driven interiors are a tour de force of contemporary design, balancing a deep respect for the past with a profound appreciation for the rhythms and rituals of modern life. Under the direction of Pamela Shamshiri, the firm has garnered a loyal following among design-savvy celebrities, creative entrepreneurs, and aficionados of high design across the globe. This book, the firm’s first monograph, offers a master class in design that nourishes the soul as well as the eye.

Studio Shamshiri’s signature sensibility blends California bohemian, East Coast glamour, and classic European panache to create extraordinary spaces alive with color, texture, and unapologetic beauty. From restrained modern interiors to sumptuous fantasies, each project in this lavishly illustrated volume represents a unique, self-contained world of imagination and inspiration. The through lines that bind the studio’s wide-ranging projects are a meticulous attention to detail, a palpable sense of joy and comfort, and an emotional connection to the idea of home. 

The broad spectrum of houses—historic properties, midcentury masterpieces by the likes of Rudolf Schindler and A. Quincy Jones and daring contemporary marvels—underscores the dexterity of Shamshiri’s vision. The style of every project emerges from the context of its site as well as the dreams and aspirations of the particular clients. These homes are as delightfully different and idiosyncratic as the people who inhabit them. More than simply a voyeur’s delight, this book provides invaluable lessons on the art of decorating and what it means to live a life of grace and beauty.

About The Author

Born in Iran and raised in California, siblings Pamela Shamshiri and Ramin Shamshiri were two of the founding partners of the design firm Commune before they launched Studio Shamshiri in 2016. Their work has received widespread acclaim and numerous accolades, including the prestigious Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Mayer Rus is the West Coast editor of Architectural Digest and a prolific contributor to many Rizzoli titles.

  • Publish Date: September 05, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 13
  • Pages: 288
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7325-8


"Siblings Pamela Shamshiri and Ramtin Shamshiri made waves in the design industry as two of the founding partners of Commune, then again when they launched Studio Shamshiri in 2016. Their firm’s first monograph features several thoughtfully done projects, from midcentury historic masterpieces by Rudolph Schindler and A. Quincy Jones to striking, contemporary homes. A blend of California ease, East Coast glam and European elegance, plus an astute attention to detail and an overall joyful look and feel, preside over all of the featured projects, regardless of style." —MODERN LUXURY INTERIORS

"Pam Shamshiri rocked the design world as one of the four founding partners of Commune, eventually leaving to found Studio Shamshiri, alongside her brother Ramin, in 2016. Since founding, Studio Shamshiri has tackled projects around the globe, ranging from legacy homes to boutique hotels, with a strong, narrative-driven sensibility that seamlessly merges their love of the past with their profound understanding of the needs of modern life. Their first book, Shamshiri: Interiors (Rizzoli) includes a forward by Mayer Rus." —THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"The firm’s first monograph pegs itself as a “master class in design” as it bounces between contemporary properties and midcentury homes designed by the likes of architects Rudolph Schindler and A. Quincy Jones. Snapshots of each project are accompanied by a close examination of choices that either modernized historic buildings or rooted new builds in classic design." —CULTURED

"Commune alums Pamela and Ramin Shamshiri founded their Los Angeles studio in 2016, and narrative-driven projects—some of them lavish, some of them sleek—have been focus of the Iranian-born brother and sister duo ever since. The houses brought to life in this book include a light-filled Robert Kennard midcentury, a filmmaker’s clutter-free black-and-white compound, and a 1952 Cliff May ranch that powerfully recovered its original personality." —ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

Author Bookshelf: Mayer Rus