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AT HOME WITH... ANDRIANNA SHAMARIS For a city girl, Andrianna Shamaris is a bit of a beach bum. Every few months she jets to Bali to supervise the production of resin accented teak tables, shagreen accessories, and other pieces for her SoHo and Malibu shops. Lately, she can be found trolling the Hamptons in search of space to launch a summertime pop-up store. Even when she is landlocked in her Manhattan apartment, the beach is right at her fingertips. Stained maple floor planks are the color and sheen of sun-bleached sand. A sculptural coffee table recalls a piece of driftwood washed ashore, and her kitchen counter is built from the same material as surfboards. "A little bit of Malibu in Manhattan," she explains.

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Elle Decor

Dinners, too, are often a grand affair. The couple's 15-foot-long dining room table, fashioned from a solid section of Indonesian mahoni, seats 24. "Our table for 12 from the old apartment looked like a toying here," says Khan, who found the piece at Andrianna Shamaris.

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New York Times – Sunday Styles

Andrianna Shamaris, who owns home furnishings stores in Malibu, Calif., and SoHo in Manhattan, travels regularly to Indonesia to scavenge for raw materials like tamarind wood, bamboo and antique fabrics, which she then hires local craftsmen to fashion into oversize, organic furniture and ethnic-chic clothing. Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan, and Britney Spears are some of her West Coast customers. "I wear all natural elements," said the British-born Ms.Shamaris. "I love colorful prints and things that are really sexy." "I love thins that fall on the hip," she said, "and I like to mix old textiles with something gorgeous and expensive." Comfort too is a watchword.

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New York Times – House & Home

Ms. Shamaris, who lived in Indonesia for more than a year after leaving London, her childhood home, imports furniture and clothing -- including items of her own design -- from Bali, Sumatra and Madura. With warm natural materials, clean lines and simple silhouettes, her funiture is at once modern and exotic, primitive and sophisticated -- more Christian Liaigre than Pier 1. She helped pack more than 90 items (70 of them pieces of furniture) into the container bound for Mr. Milite's home while on one of her periodic buying expeditions in Indonesia in May. The contents included recycled teak slab and rattan sofas, a bed made of salvaged timbers, hand carved sculptures of tamarind wood, raffia pillows, chopsticks and lacquered palm wood bowls.

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New York Times – House & Home

A NEW BREED OF IMPERFECT ART ALL THE WAY FROM INDONESIA Andrianna Shamaris, a furniture, clothing and accessories designer, knows how to mix things up. She brings together fashion and home furnishings, rough and refined, in a new shop in SoHo that bears her name. Ms.Shamaris, 38, far left, said she likes to contrast high and low, expensive and less so. She desinged almost everything in the store, and "there's something here for everyone," she said.

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Angeleno

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.

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Elle Decor – Home Store in Malibu

MALIBU CHIC The Andrianna Home store in Malibu is the latest venture of Andrianna Shamaris, who's had a boutique at Santa Monica's Fred Segal for two years. The new space carries refurbished Indonesian furniture, such as teak tables inlaid with mother-of-pearl, along with Shamaris' clothing line. The designer is planning to open a New York location early next year.

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