Orla is wonderful to work with. She listens, understands what you want and need, and combines this with her expertise and experience. I wish I had found her years ago.
We bought a house Southern Marin and really were lost on how to update the ’80’s vibe to Modern Farmhouse which my wife loves, we knew we wanted to take an old fireplace out and do a general renovation. The ideas we got from Orla were great and enhanced the property so it is unrecognizable. From looking at the first ideas and 3D drawings to the end of construction was an enjoyable process. We have a great indoor outdoor lifestyle now with big openings to the garden the children enjoy all summer. Outdoor kitchen is great too.
We bought a 50’s ranchstyle split level home and did not want to move into our new house until we gutted and renovated to a more traditional but open to the outdoors home. We wanted to take advantage of views that some rooms just ignored. Our contractor introduced us to Orla and we started asap to go over our thoughts on how we wanted to live there. Orla had great ideas and pushed the design to something we are ecstatic with. We took the whole place down to studs and moved a lot of walls and windows/doors. People who saw the house before renovation are just blown away by the new architecture!
You would be crazy not to hire Orla Studios for your project. We love our new house, definitely our forever home.
I was really anxious about the process and wanted a perfect home for our family. My husband is away a lot so the project was left entirely up to me which I did worry about. Orla guided me through the design process, the drawings, the City planning / building, and all the decisions needed and helped me pick a good contractor. She was really attentive during construction which made sure it went smoothly, she answered the contractors questions immediately and I highly recommend her team. They are thorough, careful and the design is beautiful! We get lots of compliments from visitors. Thank you, you transformed the way we live….
We have a vacation house in the Wine Country we have had for many years. We decided to renovate and add a lot more square footage for the kids and grandkids as our extended family gets bigger every year. Orla did a really sensitive renovation keeping the exterior style of the house so you would never know it was built at different times. We are so happy with our new great room, new bedrooms and beautiful entry. It is so great to have more pretty bathrooms but the best part is the way she enhanced the living areas with views and indoor/outdoor openness. We can’t believe it and wish we had done the addition with her years ago! Highly Recommend!
George and Emma