With a 5-year BFA in Interior Design, a life spent on the United States coasts, and a deep understanding of constructive and technical building needs, Cynthia Ryan has built a bi-coastal reputation of style, refined craftsmanship, and great attention to detail.
Having begun her career working in technical drafting for the likes of NASA, she has been honored with multiple awards from major publications for her ability to harmonize quality furnishings that fit her clients needs and will last a lifetime. Inspired by architecture and nature, her interiors marry clean and modern design with raw and natural materials, bringing the outdoors inside whenever possible. She prides herself on saving her client’s invaluable time with her technical background, foreseeing construction road blocks, scale issues, and finish application from the get-go and maximizing use of every room. Her motto? Never a catalog page.
Our Master Craftspeople are top notch in the area and we value our artisan partners who can also help to create that something special look for our clients.
circa studio 8 kitchen bath & collected interiors donates a portion of each project to Children's Hospital or the local food bank.
Some awards include:
National Kitchen And Bath Association 'Star Design Award' San Diego CA
One of the Top Designers in the State of Maryland-The LuxPad
One of Best Interior and Bath Designers Multiple San Diego Locations-Porch
Cynthia is a gem and knows her stuff. She is very good at listening to the clients wants and needed working them into the budget and giving different options ranging from just what you asked to pushing you a bit to explore other trending designs not matter what your style is. Cynthia helped re-design the layout in our master bathroom. We got more usable space, storage and had the design elements I asked for.
We recently had the need for a designers input for our kitchen remodel and she was my go-to. More...
My brother asked me to find someone to design and oversee a remodel of his Master Bathroom for his lakefront condominium while he was traveling, and I was lucky enough to discover Cynthia and her talents through a friend.
At our initial meeting she listened very closely to what my brother and I had discussed concerning the problems he had with the bath. She took notes and inquired about my brother's lifestyle and taste. She returned and presented extremely detailed and accurate CAD drawings of the space coupled with visual aids and drawings that helped us understand how the changes would appear.
We selected a counter slab with a vein cut. Not an easy piece to work with, however, with connecting functionality with sophistication she brought it to completion with a subtle richness that far exceeded our expectations. Without being to overly masculine nor to feminine, the bathroom conveyed great style and luxury and my brother loves it! My favorite feature is a "waterfall" shower that Cynthia designed just for him which he loves to use after long travel or a challenging morning workout!
It is a pleasure for me to write this recommendation for Cynthia and I do so with total honesty and satisfaction! I would highly recommend her!!
Maureen and Joe S More...
We started the daunting task of remodeling our kitchen six months ago and were very fortunate to have the services of Cynthia Ryan with Circa Studio 8 as our designer. Cynthia's level of attention to detail is extraordinary. We were initially overwhelmed with the number of decisions that needed to be made. Cynthia was extremely patient and walked us through the journey of these decisions one by one. She educated us on every issue and variation of each decision. Cynthia interviewed us and took note on everything we wanted in our new kitchen. She then drew up the design of our kitchen showing each elevation and measurement. These plans became the true blueprint that allowed the contractor, cabinet maker, painter, counter installer and lighting expert to provide viable bids and were used to make essential decisions. Cynthia Ryan was a constant source of support, education and guidance. She is highly skilled in visualizing the outcome of a design well in advance and was thus able to guide us around possible problem areas. Ms. Ryan is a very strong and passionate client advocate who quickly stepped in to provide us with encouragement to take the time needed to make necessary decisions in spite of the pressures being expressed by busy trade persons.
In conclusion, we would highly recommend Cynthia Ryan with Circa Studio 8 to assist anyone who is contemplating a kitchen or bath remodel. Her experience, professionalism, ability to work with others, and extensive training were the major reasons for the success of our kitchen remodel. We are thrilled with the outcome and absolutely love our new kitchen!
Bill and Katie Grimes More...