Design Team

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.


 The Goals of Fine Design Interiors

  • 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

ShirleyWagner-24Shirley 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 BobekDiane Bobek joined the Fine Design Interiors team in 2000. Prior to coming aboard, she was a sought-after design consultant for both commercial and residential spaces.  Her outstanding design sense and outgoing personality complements the vision of Fine Design Interiors.

Diane’s  extensive background in retail and merchandising, brings a keen appreciation of textures and colors to the Fine Design team.

She is inspired by art, architecture and beauty of the natural world, combining these elements into lines, patterns and colors in her designs. Diane enjoys collaborating with clients creating a variety of design styles and concepts bringing the unexpected touch into each space.


Kiana Waters, Project Designer, Allied Member ASID

Fine Design Interiors is very proud to announce our newest member to the team 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.


Nicole Miller, Project Designer (San Francisco)

Nicole MillerNicole 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, Visual Designer

Julie HananoJulie 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.