One of Shaleah Soliven’s favorite things to do is to travel which is probably why her resume includes designing the interiors of international high-end resorts and residences from Hainan, China to Honolulu, Macau to Maui and stops in Phoenix, California, Florida, Chicago, Abu Dhabi and points in between. With a background that spans all phases of design from concept, space planning, FF&E specs to drawings, CAD plans and elevations, Shaleah joined Indigo Republic after serving as designer for Gensler in Los Angeles and most recently as associate designer with Wimberly Interiors (WATG), Honolulu.
Indigo Republic is not the only group of designers to recognize Shaleah Soliven’s talents. In 2010, she was recognized by, Boutique Design Magazine, as one of the industry’s top up-and-coming designers. She did not disappoint, and was recognized three years later as part of the next generation of hospitality design leaders. And, in 2015 her design for the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica was honored as Best Green Hotel by HSMAI, LA.
A graduate of the Harrington College of Design, Chicago, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, Shaleah is the founding chair of NEWH (Network of Executive Women in Hospitality), Hawaii Regional Group and is currently the co-chair. She is also a member of the International Interior Design Association and the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.
Shaleah spends her spare time at the beach, hiking, and enjoying the creative environment she and her husband Vince (advertising executive creative director) have built in Honolulu for their growing family, soon to be three children. Sydney, the oldest, is already an aspiring artist. Shaleah says her own work is influenced by art, life experiences, the places she has traveled and everyone she meets.