Analise Maggio – Santa Barbara, CA

Simply put: Brown Design Group is brilliant. We purchased a beautiful 1920s home in the Santa Barbara Riviera, and worked with Diego and Erin and the rest of the team on everything from floor plans to bathroom tiles, paint color to furniture, to lighting to you-name-it. We are thrilled with every square inch.

Brown Design brings talent and creativity to any project; they are collaborative, easy to work with, they take your desires and needs and lifestyle (we have two small children) into consideration every step of the way. The final product completely exceeded our expectations, and we would love to work with them again (although I cannot see us leaving this dream of a home they’ve helped us build any time soon).

Bradford Kuish – Los Angeles, CA + Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ryan Brown of Brown Design Group has furnished and designed several of our spec homes and our personal residence. Ryan not only possesses talent, style, and the ability to understand his clients needs, but most importantly the ability to do it with eye for value and to get it done on time. Not every item needs to be the most expensive to create a rich texture and environment. Ryan knows this and knows when and where to spend. I have been very pleased with the results and would strongly recommend him to others!

Melissa Ternot – New York, NY + Santa Barbara, CA

I recently had the pleasure of working with the Brown Design team on a complete kitchen remodel. From our first meeting I felt they would be able to turn the years of ideas I had been accumulating into the kitchen of my dreams, they completely exceeding my expectations!!!

From the very beginning Brown Design guided me through the entire process of designing, executing, shopping and most importantly, budgeting.

Now that my family and I are living in our new space there is not one thing that I would do differently. The experience was so positive that I went back to them for help on a Manhattan apartment that we recently purchased and a design plan for my daughters Brooklyn NY Loft wedding.

I have the utmost confidence in the Brown Design Group and would highly recommend the entire team and when I start thinking about my next project, they will be my first phone call.

Kayla Alpert – Los Angeles, CA

Ryan Brown and his design group managed an extensive (and potentially excruciating) remodel of my 1920s Hancock Park house with incredible style, grace, patience, organization and attention to detail. Ryan was an absolute pleasure from start to finish, whether it was overseeing the contractors, presenting thoughtful design choices, handling the budget, picking out kitchen tile, and/or soothing my day-to-day panic attacks. Ryan helped me find ways to save money and the best places to splurge – and how to update the style without sacrificing original details.

With Brown Design Group’s expertise, my historical home is tasteful, comfortable, personal and remarkably state-of-the-art.  If I could have Ryan oversee the rest of my life, I’d be thrilled (and so would my husband).

Jamie Carter – New York, NY + Santa Barbara, CA

I have worked with Brown Design Group on projects in Santa Barbara and New York City. They are consumate professionals. They are efficient, organized and always on time! No task is too small. They get the job DONE.

It is always a pleasure to work with them. No headache, no heartache, just great results.

Anna & Chip McLean – Calabasas, CA

Hiring the Brown Design Group to design and decorate the interior of our new home was one of the best decisions my husband and I have made in a long time. My husband and I have notably different tastes in design,furniture and art. Both tasteful (we think) but different. Diego and Erin were amazing at helping us find common ground, combining the different aesthetics in a truly inspired manner that flows seamlessly.

The end result was better than my husband and I could have imagined. The day they “revealed” to us our finished house we were absolutely blown away. They had incorporated both newly acquired and previously-acquired art and accessories in ways we never would have thought of – and it all looked fantastic. They also brought their colleague Sean, who created the most incredible fresh flower arrangements that were both fragrant and stunning. We love our new house – how it looks and perhaps more importantly how it feels. And the effusive complimentary reactions we’ve heard from friends and family who have visited us since we completed the project are the icing on the cake. In short, we could not be happier.

Carrie Berkman Lewis – Los Angeles, CA

I’ve worked with Brown Design on countless projects over the years and am continuously amazed at not only their level of construction knowledge and incredible design expertise, but also the professional approach their office takes to ensure that each project receives the day to day attention required and is finished on time. There is no cookie cutter feel to their design, each project somehow being both simultaneously unique and yet also having the coordinated and tasteful feel of a Brown Design renovation. They have a long list of knowledgeable, talented, and reliable vendors and a work ethic that, in my experience, is rare to come by. It doesn’t hurt that they are a pleasure to work with either!

Emily Silveira – Cayucos, CA + Fresno, CA

Very simply our experience with Brown Design Group has been nothing short of exceptional. Diego and company have transformed our two homes into living spaces that we love and we have found that truly loving your home makes for a truly happy family.

Jennifer Davidson – Los Angeles, CA

Brown Design Group proved invaluable when we were moving back to Los Angeles but couldn’t be there to oversee renovations on our new home. With their incredible taste and attention to detail, renovations on our home finished on time and all was ready to go on move-in day. The team effortlessly took my new, outdated home and brilliantly brought it into this century… all while I was 1,000 miles away.

I trust them completely and value every opinion and suggestion. You could not work with a more professional and inspired group of people.

Pierre and Allison LaBarge – Santa Barbara, CA

Diego and his team have been a joy to work with! They have a keen eye for details and introduced a unique and stunning perspective to design elements. The project wouldn’t have been as tastefully done with out them.

Travis and Lara Logue – Santa Barbara, CA

Imagine a year in permitting, a perfect plan and the romantic vision of a larger home suitable for your growing family. Then you wake up and realize that you have an eighteen month old, are very pregnant with your second and have to pack up and move out in order to get this process started. Then the contractor’s bids come in but all you have is the exterior shell and no idea what to do beyond the fact that it needs to be new!

Diego was our saving grace, knight in shining armor, design guru and genius mastermind. In all seriousness, Diego was crucial in major structural and planning decisions as the pretty drawings became a reality. His insight during regular meetings with the contractor and sub-contractors was essential. He coordinated flawlessly with multiple personalities with the utmost professionalism.

Our only regret is that we didn’t hire Brown Design sooner to coordinate with our architects. In a true testament to our experience we hired Brown Design again for our commercial space. The only downfall is that we, as the owners and inhabitants, reap the benefits of Diego’s hard work with constant compliments received by visitors to the spaces Brown Design created.

From the start of the framing and floor-plans to custom cabinet designs, breathtaking bathrooms and furniture, Diego and his team added tremendous value to our major investments. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.

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