Interior Design


Space Planning



Hello, my name is Reham Shadi. It’s nice to meet you.

I live with my husband Ed and our chihuahua Gus in Oakland, CA. I’ve also lived and worked as a commercial and residential interior designer for the last 10 years in Los Angeles, New York, Columbus, and Cairo. I specialize in interior design, space planning, CAD drafting, environmental branding and ergonomics.

I particularly enjoy working with startups. I’m a small business myself and I understand that startups have tight budgets and timelines but still want to create awesome spaces that reflect their entrepreneurial spirit and creative energy. I love creating cool, affordable & sustainable interiors using an eclectic mix of new, salvaged & upcycled materials and furnishings.

" Working with Interior Monkey has been an absolute pleasure. I used to think of interior design as a luxury, but through the process now see it as essential to a space as UX design is to software. Without exception everyone who walks into devbootcamp comments on how friendly and inviting the space is. Reham listened carefully to what we needed, and worked swiftly and professionally within our limited budget to create a space that we're extremely proud of. " - Shereef Bishay, Founder Dev Bootcamp

As much as I’m passionate about designing cool interiors, I also strive to create sustainable spaces and implement sustainable business practices. These are some of my green initiatives:

  • In 2009 I became a LEED Accredited Professional.
  • My goal is to incorporate environmentally friendly resources in my projects, including recycled, upcycled & reused materials and low-VOC products.
  • I’ve been a volunteer with Project Seedlings, an environmental education program for Columbus inner city youth.

I also believe we should support our local communities:

  • I like to source the majority of my materials and furnishings from businesses that benefit the local community and support the local economy, including architectural salvage shops, thrift stores and retailers that are socially and environmentally responsible.
  • As a member of Philanthropy by Design , I’ve volunteered to redesign the All Star Hotel community room, an effort to improve the quality of low income housing through the Tenderloin Housing Clinic.
  • I really enjoy building things and I've enjoyed building homes with Habitat for Humanity in Oakland and Daly City.

Reham Shadi, LEED AP

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