who we are
We are a Boutique 'Professional Design Firm and AKBD Certified Kitchen and Bath Design Firm'. We focus on the details that make your home a beautiful reflection of you and your lifestyle. We work very closely with our clients to give them the individual attention to make certain their renovation and/or interior comes to life in a functional and beautiful way.
We believe each client has there own style, we can help you find it! We can design one full room or your whole home as we are both Interior Designers and Certified Kitchen and Bath Designers. Design also greatly involves the editing of a space, and not just the collection of fancy furnishings. We are here to partner and guide you thru the process. We work the construction end at a superior level alongside the design process, which is our highest priority. Our belief is that an interior should be personal to each client, connect with your lifestyle, connect with nature, and bring the outdoors in.
We are also fans of Biophilic Design. How does that affect you and your environment?
Humans are greatly predisposed to form connections with nature, and this provides many health benefits to us all. Better productivity, lower blood pressure, clear thinking, healthier products, and just a more relaxed and beautiful atmosphere in your home or business.
So what is Biophilic interior design?
Biophilia (meaning love of nature) focuses on human's innate attraction to nature and natural processes. Biophilic Design uses these ideas as principles to create a human-centered environments that actually has benefits to our health, well-being, and productivity.
We are so grateful to work with so many great clients and we would love to discuss your individual project. We love making people happy in their home or business and the energy behind it all! Seeing our clients vision from beginning to end, and lastly but importantly the joy it brings them!
1-2 Hour consultation- to go over some ideas, questions, or decisions you may have or need to make on your own. We can be your experienced and educated extra ear! This can be credited to your account if you decide to work with us for a full room or multiple room design/remodel projects.
Designer for the Day- This service is for those who only need help in putting their finishes together. This is a 6 hour service in one or two days. this can be a way to help you pick cabinet colors or stain, flooring, counter tops, backsplash, etc. We can go with you or as some prefer, we can bring the finishes to you after finding your sweet spot style!
Kitchen and Bath Design and/or Interior Design - Meeting with you to discuss your project and then a concept is developed. We focus on your desired style and then establish/develop a clear design concept for your individual project. This is after meeting with you and taking all things into consideration, including both function and artistic beauty.
For your project to move forward we supply:
Full set of Plans
Elevations (as many as needed)
Assistance with appliances if needed
3D black and white perspective of the room being designed
3D Perspective renderings with color when we are close to final selections
We can supply and exceptional contractor that best fits your project or we can work with your own preferred contractor or builder, so that we are certain things go smoothly.
Installation of furniture where appropriate
Window coverings- if needed
Furnishings- soft furniture or case goods
Finish selection- tile, flooring, counter tops, cabinet color and/or stain etc.
Built-in and feature walls, trim, etc.
Master space planning
kitchens baths & interiors
As in our name indicates circa studio 8 kitchen bath & interiors we have the ability and skill sets to handle a variety of projects. Whether you simply need a 2 hour consultation, new kitchen remodel, or your entire home redone, we can handle all you need!
Bringing in a designer at the very beginning and early in the pre-construction phase, will bring value to your home not only for your enjoyment but also if in the future you may need to sell your home. This is well proven to make your property the most desirable in the area and the best return on your investment, especially in the Southern California or Mid Atlantic Coastal area market. Early decisions and drawings make the process and communication so much smoother, and the result will exceed your expectations.
1 initial meet and greet
In our initial meet and greet meeting, you’ll find out if we are the right fit for you and if your project is a good fit for us! We’ll discuss the scope of your project and what your goals and visions are for your space. We’ll also discuss our process, how we work, and our fees. This process is what works the best and alleviates the overwhelming feeling many homeowners have about their project.
3 conceptual design
Once you are completely thrilled with the concept design you can then give us permission to move forward. This includes but not limited to, cabinets, furniture, tile, flooring, paint. Then the process of specifying all of your finishes and lighting fixtures begins. Working drawings are created and finalized for your approval, with floorplans and needed elevations.
2 onboarding and next steps
Once you and we decide we should work together, we will start working on some conceptual designs to get an idea of what you like and dislike. We love to get to know our clients and plan relevantly for their lifestyle and taste.
For remodels we set forth to you a new updated floorplan, or furniture plan for your review and approval. These drawings/documents are the way we communicate with contractors and other trades, and eliminates questions about what is to be done.
4 construction & installation
Now the main event! Your remodel begins! We work with the trades to get your finishes and lighting installed and then if furniture is specified it will arrive! Site visits as needed, and we communicate with you regarding project status. Part of our commitment to you is the communication and updates of the progress of your project.
Principal Designer Cynthia, is a Graduate of The Design Institute of San Diego (Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design), The Advanced Kitchen and Bath Program from Mesa College (NKBA Certified Bath Program), an AKBD Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer. Also a graduate of Architectural Drafting and Documentation Certification from Maryland Drafting and University Of Maryland College Park.
Having worked for both kitchen and bath showrooms and other large design firms, her experience is well versed along with her depth of knowledge.
Cynthia has the creative and technical balance that delivers your true style, and the highest quality service and goods. With Master Space Planning skills, creative thinking, open mindedness, and superior service, her clients are always at the forefront and very happy with the results!