collaborate design build

circa studio 8 is an award winning Boutique Interior Design Firm specializing in creating beautiful Kitchen & Bath Spaces, Residential Interiors, and Boutique Commercial Projects. We believe in creating more than a space, we create a way of living for each  and every client.....

How we can help:

Mange your Investment: We help you to manage your investment/ budget to it's full potential

Stretch your Dollars: Using your investment to it's full capacity  therefore producing a higher end look that retains and adds value to your home or business.

Educated Decisions: Aid in the multitude of decisions, and guiding you thru the timing of those decisions.

Materials: How they work together, and should they be used together.

Raft of Knowledge: Educational and Experience Training that helps you plan efficiently from Design to Construction.

Aging in Place: When it's time to add safety measures to your investment, we can make these features blend seamlessly into your design.

Building Codes: We can create not only beautiful Commercial and Public spaces but help you to conform to Local  and National Building Codes, including the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). which is a Federal Law and enforceable.

Multi-generational Renovation: We can help you to re-space plan your home or add rooms for your multi-generation family members.  

Green and Conservation:

We are committed to recycle and re-purpose as many items as we can during your renovation with our select partners in the area.




Founder and Creative Director Cynthia Ryan over the past decade has built a bi-coastal reputation of style, refined craftsmanship, and great attention to detail. With her strong educational background, she is well versed in her craft. With a Bachelors (5 year) of Fine Arts Degree specifically in Interior Design from The Design Institute of San Diego, The Advanced Kitchen and Bath Program from Mesa College in California, and lastly Architectural Drafting and Documentation Certification from Maryland Drafting and University Of Maryland. Cynthia leads circa studio 8 with a very high technical expertise assuring her clients expert layouts, beautiful appropriate finishes, highest quality carpentry, and well thought out plans and strategies to make your space fabulous. Thoughtfully progressive and a contemporary vision is brought forward for each and every clients concept of improving their space along with  having a unique design perspective 

So why work with us?


"collaborate design build"   approach, this enables us to define an individuals sense of style, along with the lifestyle and reflection of each clients personality. This stems from analysis of the function of the space, the concept development of the space, and  then very careful consideration of all materials.

We are lower over head we operate in a small firm atmosphere, with individualized attention to your project,  we never mass produce our design work, we spend the time with you, we are about quality not quantity!


Our education and experience is same or better  than the large design-build firms. this assures you that all areas of your projects the best choices will made for design-layout and with appropriate materials!

Our kitchen and bath  creations are never about just putting boxes together in a straight line!  We are very aware of the composition and design needed for your space to look beautiful and function to your expected needs. 


Whether classic or modern, our plans are precise and full of character, and our bath spaces have 'vanity flair'!

Services Available:

Kitchen and Bath Design and/or Renovation

Interior Space Planning and Layout

Multi-Generational Space Planning or Addition Planning

Residential and Loft/Condominium Design

New Build, Renovation

ADA Improvements 'to Code' for your home or business

Home Finish and Specification

Boutique Hospitality, Boutique Retail

Custom Furniture, Retail Furniture

Custom Cabinetry and/or Mill work Built-ins and Design

Architectural scale and proportion correction

Feature wall Interior and Exterior Development

Finishes- Sourcing and Selection

Custom Window and Shade Treatments

Floor and Wall Architectural Finish and Design

Art, Curation and Selection

Interior/Exterior Architectural Wall Planning

Finishes in a Day: We spend one day (3-6 hours) and provide all finishes (only) for your renovation. This package does not include space planning.