Representing theodore alexander and caracole
Sita Nanda for over forty years has been associated in the country with fine interior design and décor. Working with classic rules of design and blending traditional and modern and creating a transitional look that is imbued with sophistication and timeless style and just the right amount of glamour.
Sita Nanda , at an early age fell in love with the arts specially those of historical reference, rummaged through antique stores around the world and gained an appreciation for things before their time.
A qualified, Fine artist, textile and fashion designer( being the first Indian to go FIT in New York), started the first boutique in Delhi in the 70’s, developed her fashion line , ran an export business to the west and then started her own factory to make European inspired furniture. Sita had become the country’s most eponymous designer with the most pristine private client list. The quality of her work and client service then lead her to undertake the most luxurious hospitality and development projects in the country like the Oberoi, The Taj and the Sheraton.
Sita was recruited to design the most prestigious suites of Delhi like the one for President Clinton at the Sheraton, The Tata Suite at the Taj for president Obama, The Presidential Suite at the Oberoi and now the new undertaking at the Maurya for President Putin.
Nurtured in the arts, brought up amongst collectors, she did her degree in English literature and continued to Sotheby’s for her degree in the History of Decorative Art. After which she was the lead researcher in the Magnificent Mughal Jewels sale at Christie’s. She then returned to India and set up the furnishing and lifestyle retail arm for the family business, which was India’s first lifestyle store. Shaunali also started the first column for reviewing Christie’s sales in the Economic times.
Shaunali then pursued a degree at the GIA and combined her experience and study in decorative art, history and jewelry, which recruited her at Van Cleef and Arpels as store planner which lead to visual and event design, she then became the Manager for North America for Hermes for Visual Design, which carried her through to Tiffany in store design and visual, with individual projects at Chanel and Bulgari.
Her latest Project has been Sovereign Fine Furniture and Interiors, a furniture store on Lower Sloane Street in London, which has been designed and curated by her along with web design and social media.