Accessories and interiors can have a sympathetic relationship. Witness Sonia Boyajian, the new eponymously named jewelry boutique and workshop in Los Angeles by Studio Shamshiri. The genesis of the relationship between Boyajian and Pamela Shamshiri was a dinner party years ago. When the jewelry designer recently outgrew her studio and decided to open a retail space, she turned to now-friend Shamshiri, and the two headed to Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio in New Mexico for inspiration.
The resulting 5,000-square-foot “pink palace,” as Boyajian calls it, is awash blush-painted plaster, some of it hand-carved into shapely niches displaying her statement necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, all of which she crafts in her ceramic studio downstairs and lofted workspace. That’s also where she made the store’s pendant fixtures and sconces, the latter available for special order. “Pam helped me create things I would have never imagined.”