Angeleno - Andrianna Shamaris


March 1, 2003

Andrianna Home

There’s something about London-born designer Andrianna Shamaris’ sumptuous new boutique that feels rather familiar. Perhaps it’s because she’s been creating her Balinese-inspired furniture and accessories for more than 20 years and has spawned a passel of copycats. Or maybe it’s because we recognize the custom coconut shell mirrors and bean pod photo albums from the store’s previous incarnation at Fred Segal Santa Monica. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because every last hand-picked item in the nine-month-old emporium — from the Indonesian fabrics and pony-hair tables to the dramatic teak dressers — is so lovingly crafted, it could find a place in just about any home, whether it’s a rambling Montecito estate or a cramped Hollywood walkup. This year also marks the introduction of Shamaris’ first clothing line, a breezy collection of whisper-thin cotton sheaths and slip dresses perfect for lounging the day away on one of her antique bamboo chaises.