Fine Design Interiors, Inc., based on Hawaii Island with associates in San Francisco, is an award-winning and published design firm specializing in residential interiors. For more than 25 years, Shirley Wagner, ASID-NCIDQ Certified and the team of Fine Design Interiors have assisted clients with everything from the furnishing of a quaint beach cottage to extensive design work for custom-built homes and management of construction projects in Hawaii, California, Washington, Colorado and the Caribbean.
Fine Design Interiors aspires to:
- Design interiors that meet the needs and lifestyles of our clients
- Ensure that the design process is both streamlined and enjoyable
- Connect to the pure essence of design to create meaningful spaces
- Honor the natural environment in which we live
Shirley Wagner, ASID-NCIDQ, Principal Designer
Shirley Wagner, ASID-NCIDQ Certified, Principal Designer and Owner of Fine Design Interiors, has worked on residential and commercial interior design projects throughout the Hawaiian Islands, the U.S. Mainland and the Caribbean since 1987. Her designs have been both widely published and recognized over the years. She has been selected for numerous prestigious awards, including three ASID awards in 2007 and the ASID Hawaii Overall Grand Award in 2009 for the renowned Hawaii architect Charles Dickey Historic House in Honolulu. She received two awards in 2010 for a Modern Balinese Pavilion-style residence at the Hokulia Resort; an Award of Merit in 2011 for a Modern Minimalist Beach House on the South Kohala Coast and in 2012 the 2012 ASID Hawaii Award of Honor for a Hualalai residence that she transformed into a sophisticated seaside sanctuary. Most recently, she was awarded the 2013 ASID Hawaii Award of Honor for a Residential Small Space studio located in the prized Puako Beach community.
Her ability to listen to the client’s desires and then skillfully select architectural materials, forms, furnishings, colors, textures and art results in consistently beautiful interiors. Tastefully blending all design elements together, Shirley creates, along with her clients, a true sanctuary for living.
Fine Design Interiors is currently collaborating with Dynamic Investments, of Grand Junction, Colorado, a residential community development company that incorporates sustainable community concepts.
* A NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) Certificate holder has been educated, trained and examined to protect public health, safety and welfare. Professionals who hold this certificate have proven knowledge, experience and proficiency in the latest interior design principles and practices, contract documents and administration and decision-making skills. (Source: NCIDQ.ORG)
Diane Bobek, Lead Project Designer
Diane believes nothing great is achieved without passion. Her passion and enthusiasm for design, the arts, textiles and textures is evident in all aspects of her life. Her forward thinking and innovative design ideas can be seen throughout her numerous and versatile projects.
Designing interiors for over 16 years, Diane also has an extensive background in retail and merchandising. This experience has given her a competitive edge in the interior industry and equipped her with excellent communication skills. Prior to becoming a designer, she was a highly sought after design consultant for both commercial and residential spaces.
Diane loves working with clients who have a vision and interest for intriguing designs. She applies her expertise to create functional and aesthetic spaces tailored to individual needs. She collaborates hand-in-hand with her clients, helping them explore, expand and bring their ideas and design wishes to fruition. Diane’s work ethic and integrity has played a vital role in the trust and lasting relationships she builds and maintains with clients and members of the design community. Her ability to keep current with the newest interior furnishings, fixtures and fabrics, whilst creating timeless designs, has allowed her to bring the unexpected touch to every space.
Kiana Waters, Project Designer, Allied Member ASID
Fine Design Interiors is very proud to include a seasoned designer, Kiana Waters, a 2002 graduate of the Design Institute of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. Her four-year program extensively covered every aspect of the industry, equipping her with the skill and knowledge to be a valuable contributor to our company. Kiana has successfully owned and operated a full-scale interior design business in San Diego with an array of clientele and projects. Kiana is also recognized as an established wedding and event coordinator and talented jewelry designer.
Inspired by the ocean, Kiana’s creations are driven by color and texture fusing function with form. Fine Design Interiors is very pleased to add a member to our team who has a sharp eye for detail and a fresh, innovative vision.
Shelley Cole, Designer, Allied Member ASID
Born and raised in Hawaii, Shelley joined our interior design team in the fall of 2014, with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in interior design, from the Art Institute of Portland, Oregon. She discovered her dream of becoming an interior designer working by her father’s side in his successful construction company.
Shelley brings with her a depth of hands on experience regarding the entirety of a project from foundation to framing, straight through to the finish work. In her passion to learn more about the architectural process of designing a home and expand upon her knowledge of what goes into designing a home she worked with an architectural firm creating island style inspired interiors. Her experience there with drafting and project management brought invaluable knowledge in addressing and completing the often complex steps, stages and timing that go into creating a successful design project.
Applying her inherent sense of construction, architecture and her passion for the major design elements including color, texture, shape and balance Shelley welcomes the possibility of assisting you with your design project.
Nicole Miller, Project Designer (San Francisco)
Nicole Miller, based in San Francisco, has managed her own private art consulting firm for the past six years. With more than 12 years of experience in the fine art industry, Nicole found herself increasingly connected to the living space, as a whole, as she began to incorporate the complete interior design of a space as well as the art into both commercial and residential projects. For the past three years, she has managed numerous projects in California for Fine Design Interiors as a Project Designer and adds an integral artistic element to the team.
Nicole holds a B.A. in Art History from Reed College and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute in London focusing on mid-century design. She specializes in small urban spaces and California coastal homes. With a love of minimalism, Nicole often takes a purist approach to historic interiors, focusing on the utility and site of each project in order to capture and celebrate its unique natural and architectural qualities.
Julie Hanano, Designer
Julie Hanano, born and raised on the Island of Hawaii, first began her relationship with Fine Design Interiors in 2010 as a Summer Intern. She graduated in 2011 from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design, focusing in Design and the Human Environment. Upon graduating, she has worked with our company as a Visual Designer, providing hand and computerized renderings, elevations, and vision/material boards, as well as being the company’s Internet Profile Manager. Her skill set, curiosity and tech savvy approach to design makes her a great asset to our team.