Established in 1998 and based in Honolulu, Hawaii, we believe and live by an island proverb of “big city small town”. It translates to a philosophy that you are closely connected to your community and accountable for your deeds.

For Shari Saiki Design Studio, it is our nature to forge lasting relationships and loyal bonds with each and every client. Always listening, always educating, always creating and always producing impeccably designed spaces, places, and environments…on time, on scope, on budget.

Our process is precise, interpersonal and transparent. We are designer, project manager, adviser, translator, personal shopper, expediter, tradesman, craftsman, upholstery, manufacturer, Delivery Company, moving crew and installer. We are Shari Saiki Design Studio.


Shari studied architecture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She soon found her passion was interior design and spent a decade under the tutelage of Mark Masuoka, one of Hawaii’s leading designers of the time. Shari became the founder and principal designer of Shari Saiki Design Studio specializing in residential, residential development and hospitality design.

Through the years, provocative projects and inspiring clients have provided a rich tapestry through which her designs have been interwoven. She prides herself in creating beautiful, successful projects based upon cohesive relationships developed with her clients, contractors, and other resource vendors. To enhance and broaden her design she includes travel to domestic and international locations as well as biannual attendance at international furniture markets.

In 2005, Shari and her husband Bryan Kitashima created MESH by Shari Saiki, a home furnishings store in Honolulu. MESH provides fresh, bold and artful furniture with a quick-ship approach to customized shopping.

We specialize in both small and large-scale projects ranging from urban/condominium living, single-family dwellings, and multifamily residences to luxury estate properties.