Artists at Work

With over 60 years of combined experience, the Pacifica team’s portfolio has been featured in numerous publications and has earned both national recognition as well as regional awards.

These awards include Grand Aurora best-in-category and Sand Dollar perfect scores awards.

Besides their extensive residential work, Pacifica has merchandised interiors for model homes in Southwest Florida’s most prestigious communities including Grey Oaks, Mediterra, Quail West, Bay Colony and Lakewood Ranch.

We invite you to learn more about the talent behind the work.

Lou Shafran

Lou Shafran - Pacifica Interior Design

Lou Shafran’s first job after graduating UCLA, where she majored in political science, was an interior design project. “I just fell madly in love with art and design, so it was bye-bye pre-law,” she laughs. “Aim high and expect the best became my mantra,” says Shafran. That was 30 years ago and she’s been designing smart, stylish residences and commercial projects ever since. “I believe good design is not about trends or rules, but creating timeless beauty that enhances one’s daily life.”

Shafran and her team of professionals comprise the new Naples-based firm, Pacifica Interior Design. The company’s name reflects Lou Shafran’s California roots, where she launched her career designing grand homes in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. The firm melds East and West Coast mentalities into a design aesthetic with a lasting quality—it’s why Shafran-designed homes are as fresh in ten years as they are today.

This comfortable, elegant style is sought by discerning local and national clients, alike. Shafran, who designs fabric, furniture and lighting, develops interiors she describes as “calm, comfortable, uncluttered—with a mix of antiques, contemporary pieces, and a few bold, breathtaking changes.” She seeks an enduring style in her interiors. “Fashion may influence design,” she observes, “but you can’t change rooms every season. I listen to my clients and give them interiors they never dreamed of.”

Pacifica Interior Design is a full-service firm, specializing in comprehensive interior design services, construction, remodeling and space planning for residential, multi-family and commercial projects. The creative team’s thorough understanding of a client’s needs and desires is critical to all in-house disciplines and projects. It sets her hallmark for design: “Our focus is about creating smart new looks. I believe in the beauty of simplicity and understatement, keeping the eye interest by balancing shapes, colors and textures.” And as always, Lous says the entire process is, “collaborative, exploratory and appropriate to the specific needs of each client.”

Shafran has repeatedly earned recognition for excellence individually in California and regionally as a team, with Grand Sand Dollar perfect scores and Grand Aurora best-in-category awards. They have created memorable homes for clients throughout Naples and the nation, as well as merchandised interiors for model homes in southwest Florida’s most prestigious communities, including Bay Colony, Bay Colony Estates, Grey Oaks, Mediterra, Park Shore, Pelican Bay, Quail West, Longboat Key and Sarasota. “People always remember our homes, even years later,” says Shafran. “The design is timeless and it leaves a lasting impression.”

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