circa studio 8
kitchen bath design
inspired by nature while
embracing timeless style with exceptional quality and craftsmanship
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 and contractors to give them individual attention making certain their renovation and/or interior rooms come to life in a functional and beautiful way.
How does this happen and how can we help you?
Our value system is about Quality, Great Value, and Investment. Our attention to detail is in our craftsmanship, the handcrafting, cultivation, and curation of your personalized design. Our goal is to marry the lifestyle to the essence of our clients with a strong diverse style range.
We do not support 'fast landfill' type of design, rather quality and timeless design in all styles from modern mid century to traditional. We have no limits on style!
We can edit your space with things you have already, by adding other elements that make it easy to appreciate your collected furnishings or we can start from scratch if you prefer.
Our contractors and craftsman are some of the best locally in the field putting forth very high quality work.
We care about your project and your wellness when it comes to material selection and healthy choices.
We use quality Artisans, and manufacturers, mostly local, North American, and other vetted like minded suppliers.
Individual attention that you receive from us as we are in the business of design and not in the business of high pressure and how many boxes we can sell. We are not focused on keeping a high sales quota.
We supply cabinets and furnishings but without the steep overhead costs of showrooms and big box stores.
We limit our number of projects as to give you all the attention needed.
We have access to unlimited cabinetry and furnishings as we are not limited to vendors and retailers who tether themselves to specific ones.
We supply all samples needed for you to see, feel, and touch. We await your approval.
Our reliability and expertise. Contractors depend on trades and designers to map out the layout, conditions that exist, moldings, appropriate products for each project. We supply our clients with all that is needed to make life easier, now and in the future.
Our working drawings where needed keep your project on track without confusion to the contractor.
We are advocates and advisors for our clients.
We can use your contractor, or use one of our vetted and exceptional ones, your choice!
Smart appliance knowledge, decarbonization, green, and other new technology. Constant continuing education and newest innovation knowledge thru professional certifications and learning credits.
We are also fans of Biophilic Design.
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.
We do believe in bringing the outside in and love to embrace this with natural design.
We are so grateful to work with so many great clients and we would love to discuss your individual project. We love providing people their home or business and the beauty we envision together. There is nothing better than seeing the joy on our clients faces, and lastly but importantly the enjoyment 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 fee can be credited to your account if you decide to work with us for a full room or multiple room design or remodel project.
Designer for the Day- This service is for those who only need help in putting their hard kitchen and bath finishes together. This is a 3- 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! This is for new selection as we are unable to do 'opinions' on existing selections (except if it is one selection you really like that we can build on).
Kitchen and Bath Design and, or Interior Design or all or partial - We meet with you to discuss your project and then a concept is developed. We focus on your desired style and then establish and develop a clear design concept for your individual project that merits your approval. This is after meeting with you and taking all things into consideration, including both function and artistic beauty.
Plan Review- Need someone to review drawings for an addition or new construction? We are Master Space Planners and can review your plans and make your addition more functional and more appealing for you and for future resale.
Built-ins and Millwork - We can help you with a custom designed built-ins, the drawings where needed, moldings, applied moldings, and finish selections are also options.
1 initial phone greeting with no pressure!
A quick phone call to briefly discuss your goals whether it be a room to furnish, or a full kitchen and/or bath remodel
3 concept development
This is where the fun begins! We now develop your concept and style by visual aids to develop the overall sense of what we all feel is the best solution to our goals. This will direct the room or remodel and help things to run very smooth.
2 initial consult visit
One hour visit to site to discuss your style, timeframe, and your investment. Moving forward would be a retainer fee and a signed contract reflecting your scope of work and desires that you have.
Floorplans, elevations, perspectives, and optional renderings depending on your scope of work.
Materials are selected and ordered in order of projected lead time.
5 installation or construction
Whether you have chosen a remodel or furnishing a room we have you covered! All decisions are now finalized to and moving forward.
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 lived on both coasts of the United States and influenced by world wide architecture and numerous design styles.
Her expertise is further enhanced by her strong educational and working background. Having previously worked for much larger firms she is very skilled in offering clients a diverse cross section of personalized styles.
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 her primary focus.