Joanna Shirin Design Studios, ASID
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A full service High-End Interior Design company servicing New Jersey, Greater NY Area, US and Beyond. 20 + years of Interior Design & Staging Services!

Joanna Shirin, ASID is an internationally known Interior Designer, Artist, Photographer and the founder of Joanna Shirin Design Studios, Inc. She hails from the colorful city of Riga, Latvia: “Living in Riga as a child was like living in a fairy tale, with its cobblestone streets, the incredibly intricate ornate awnings denoting various shops, the modern buildings somehow blending into to centuries-old stone and brick houses and churches. I wanted always to learn how to paint if only so I could capture all these places, that even then I knew were somehow unique, and full of stories…”

She had always gravitated to the arts, and so unsurprisingly graduated from the Latvian Academy of Fine Arts, just prior to moving to New York City over 25 years ago now, for good. Her love for capturing the stories of places and people who occupied them led her to pursue a BFA in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design.

Joanna started a boutique design firm to help cater to those who truly appreciate that interiors of the spaces they live in are a reflection of so many unique stories and events, past, present and future…

“Our goal is always to tell these stories through the interiors. If a story calls for a particular piece of furniture that simply doesn’t exist, we will design one and have it made to fit that one unique personality of the one space in the world where that piece would be the most natural thing.”

No matter what styles a residence calls for, it’s the incessant search for the harmony of the space and its occupants that drives us. “There is a tremendous sense of fulfillment in being able to do that…”

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Art Selection, Basement Design, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Closet Design, Color Consulting, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Blinds & Shades, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Entertainment Centers, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Custom Furniture, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Pantries, Custom Rugs, Custom Shelving, Custom Walk-in Closets, Decluttering, Dining Room Design, Downsizing, Drafting, Feng Shui Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Historic Building Conservation, Holiday Decorating, Home Office Design, Home Staging, Home Theater Design, Interior Design, Interior Design Photography, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Mudroom Design, Nursery Design, Playroom Design, Project Management, Sunroom Design & Construction, Wine Cellar Design, Kitchen Remodeling, STAGING, Full Service Interior Design & Decoration

Areas Served
Berkeley Heights, Kearny, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, New Providence, North Caldwell, Nutley, South Orange, Summit, Upper Montclair, West Orange, Westfield, Basking Ridge, Franclin Lakes, Waycoph, Menham, Ridgewood, Demarest, West Windsor, Haworth, Upper Saddle River, Warren, Tenafy, Glen rock, Essex Fells, Tewsburry, Short Hills, Chester, Wyckoff, Montgomery, Colts Neck, Romsey, Saddle River, Edgewater, Alpine, Hoboken, Jersey City
Contact: Joanna Shirin
Location: Short Hills, NJ 07078
Typical Job Costs: $1000 - 100,000.00
Commented: Planning a tv wall A large art work or decorative element would work the best on that wall. If you upload an image of your floor plan with existing furniture we can make a recommendation for a TV placement.
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Commented: Paint Color? I have never seen a successful execution of a color scheme, where any work with colors is done through photographs or computer. The reason being - distortion of color. It's hard to recommend a paint ...
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Commented: Foyer Entry Help please! I would suggest a small profile console table with two table lamps and a mirror between the lamps. Mirror will open up the narrow foyer ...The other option can be to turn that wall into a gallery wall...
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Commented: POLL: favorite HGTV show Real Designing Women!
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Commented: where can I get this chair? This chair is from client's private collection
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Commented: What to do with built-in entertainment center Agree with above comments-modify the Millwork to accommodate your tv size, prime and paint with BM off white color w satin finish. This will significantly improve the overall look of the built in, mak...
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