A qualified architect from the Delhi School of Architecture and Planning (SPA) in India, Shalini specialised in Urban Planning at the University of Columbia in New York before studying Virtual Reality in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in London.
One of House & Garden’s top 100 interior designers, Shalini is a British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) committee member, she is on the Advisory Board of KLC School of Design and on the
Steering Committee of The Calico Club. She sits on the South Asian Acquisition Committee (SAAC) at Tate, and judges international design awards.
Shalini is also a trustee and mentor of UK charity Vahani Scholarship Trust, a non-profit organisation that recognises the importance of opening doors for underprivileged children. Shalini also sits on the advisory board for Common Sense Media, a global charity dedicated to improving the well-being of children and families in the digital age.
At Shalini Misra Ltd we create global multi award-winning interior design projects, specialising in luxury interiors for both residential and commercial developments.
Founded in 1996 by visionary property developer and interior designer Shalini Misra, we have developed a diverse portfolio of exceptional projects from across the globe. Our ability to work closely with our clients, incorporating their needs while creating individual, functional, effective and timeless interiors, has fostered a discerning clientele.
Our technical and creative range incorporates prime residential homes and developments, high-end offices, boutique hotels, restaurants and exhibition spaces. No matter the scale of the project, for each we craft an entirely distinct concept and design narrative aligned with our clients’ vision, ensuring that no project is ever the same.
Taking a holistic approach, our design philosophy is centred around fusing old with new, layering lighting, textures and pattern, while playing with volume. We believe that good design should have a responsibility to the world it inhabits, choosing reclaimed wood, eco-friendly paint and antique and vintage pieces where possible. Art plays a central role in our interiors. Working with leading artists and galleries from across the world, we both source and curate art collections, creating spaces imbued with individuality and creativity.