Meet The Team

Anna Shiwlall, Lead Interior Designer
Anna holds a degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA. Since graduating, she has worked on numerous projects including La-Z-Boy showrooms, Koopmans Furniture showrooms, Forever21, Herbalife Health Clubs, spas, various restaurants and hundreds of residential projects ranging from small one bedroom apartments to 15,000 sq. ft. homes and movie rooms. In the past, Anna has been featured on CBS LA, Newport Coast Magazine and for her taste in fashion and love for style and design.
Lisa Conley, Lead Interior Designer
Lisa Conley is an interior designer with an emphasis on residential design. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, Lisa went on to earn a Professional Designation A.A. in Interior Design from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Since graduating, she has worked on numerous floor-sets for a retail clothing store, as a design consultant for a custom sofa company and has been a lead designer for 27 Diamonds since 2012. Lisa has worked on design projects ranging from one bedroom makeovers to 5,000 sq. ft. home remodels. She also has experience in commercial design and brings an at home feel into business interiors. Lisa loves helping clients create custom designer interiors that reflect their personal style.
Louisa Lam, Lead Interior Designer
Louisa Lam is inspired by color, music, movement, and culture. She has a great understanding of architectural history and strives to reflect that in her designs. She received her Bachelors of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute of California, Orange County. Since then she has designed multiple high-end residential projects, which have allowed her to work with different styles from modern to traditional. Louisa uses her experience in different styles to make every project unique and fit for the client.
Sanaz Tousi, Lead Interior Designer
Sanaz Tousi is an interior designer from the Art Institute of Orange County. During her studies in AI, she developed her skills in all the design phases. As a child, her interest in painting provided her a great sense of colors and helped her become a creative and motivated interior designer. Living in the Middle East and traveling throughout the other parts of the world influenced her high end taste sensibilities. Sanaz believes that interior space should reflect owner's characteristics. For creating outstanding interiors, Sanaz uses different styles based on the client's taste and she believes that every detail has a big impact in the design.
Alexandra Cole, Lead Interior Designer
Alexandra Cole has been passionate about interior design since the age of four. Following this interest, she received a B.S. in Interior Design from the Art Institute of California - Orange County. She loves residential design and focuses on the details of each project, tailoring the style to each client's specific tastes. Alex loves sustainable design and enjoys incorporating unique features into each project.
Lindsay Stokes Kennedy, Lead Interior Decorator
Lindsay started her creative career in visual merchandising, staging and styling for major fashion and home decor brands along the California coast. With a "hands on" motto, she found a special gift in customizing and refurbishing worthy furniture pieces and bringing life to spaces that seem like they have no hope. After attending the Art Institute of California - Orange County to obtain a degree in Interior Design, Lindsay was excited to join the team, as a lead designer, to contribute her extensive knowledge about style and her passion for home design.
Gabrielle Frey, Interior Designer
Gabrielle Frey is a graduate of The Art Institute of California Orange County and holds a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design. Gabrielle is inspired by nature and how form and function work in perfect harmony with one another. She loves to incorporate organic forms, textures and colors into a space. Gabrielle believes that careful attention to detail and creativity will inspire the perfect space for the client.
Cindy Ortiz, Interior Designer
Cindy Ortiz has a unique sense of style and her experience in residential design comes from all different areas. As a graduate from The Art institute of Orange County, she has developed the love for green living and sustainability design. She strives to make every project a part of her life as she connects individually with every client. After traveling to Europe and having a better understanding of space and culture and living situations, she loves to share her personal style and is capable of making any area into a perfect comfortable living space.
Sara Vera, Interior Designer
Sara Vera's personal style consists of bold colors with a touch of whimsy where she strives to find and incorporate beauty in all aspects of life. She earned her degree at The Art Institute of Orange County where she graduated with a bachelors of science in interior design. While in school, she worked on retail store displays and multiple detailed warehouse space plans. Her designs aim to always bring the best solutions that will bring the most return for her clients by incorporating style, practicality and always keeping the clients budget in mind.
Sylvia Lopez, Interior Designer
Sylvia Lopez is an interior designer who is strongly inspired by architecture and art. Her studies at the Art Institute helped her strive to use the right balance of comfort and artistic architectural elements to create successful spaces. She has developed designs for large retail, hospitality, and commercial projects while working for a commercial company. It is Sylvia’s goal to create a unique experience which reflects each individual’s personality. She strives to create curiosity and thrill while proposing tasteful designs.
Veronica Naranjo, Custom Goods Specialist
Veronica Naranjo has enjoyed working in the furniture industry for over 13 years. Prior to joining our 27 Diamonds team as our Custom Goods Specialist, Veronica worked in both retail management and the wholesale furniture industry. Here at 27 Diamonds, she uses her knowledge and experience in our workrooms to oversee finished products and expedite beautifully tailored furniture to our clients. She has a strong passion not only in servicing our clients but most of all in furniture and quality craftsmanship.
Milenka Corral, Hunter Douglas and Custom Built-Ins Specialist
Milenka, a Southern California native, graduated from The Art Institute and has worked internationally designing custom showrooms for furniture and rug retailers and manufacturers. Her design background includes residential and commercial design and she specializes in custom cabinets and organizational systems. She has 7+ years of experience designing dream closets, entertainment centers, offices, and other custom built-ins. Inspired by bold colors and patterns, Milenka takes a practical approach to the functions of her designs while creating unique styles that harness modern architecture, pop art, and mixing the old with the new. Milenka enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and in her free time, trains for bodybuilding and fitness competitions. She is fluent in Polish and is working on learning Spanish.
Eric Shiwlall, Office Manager/Logistics
Eric has lead a successful team of people as the owner of a private mortgage firm. His experience as a business owner is a valuable asset at 27 Diamonds. Eric always finds a way to extract the best out of his peers and is a real team player. He is here to make sure the client's project is completed in a smooth and efficient manner. In his free time, Eric is a free agent basketball star at the local community center and proud dad to his beautiful 3-year-old daughter, Sarah. He is excited to welcome his new baby girl, Riley, very soon.