About

j&o studio was established by its owner & principal designer, Dana Hugo in 2011.  Dana is a professional interior designer offering over 16 years of experience (having spent 14 years as a senior designer with two of Vail’s most recognized design firms).  Dana has been recognized for her talents in many publications on interior design.  This Colorado designer & resident has an extensive client base in the Vail Valley, Aspen, Denver & Telluride, as well as New York, Florida, Northern & Southern California, Massachusetts, Kansas & Illinois.

j&o studio offers a complete range of services from inception of the project to total turnkey installations, as well as consultations.

specialties:
> modern, traditional & eclectic styles
> residential & commercial
> furniture layout & specification
> new construction & renovation projects
> architectural finish & fixture selection
> kitchen, bath, fireplace, lighting, flooring & window treatments

I want clients to LOVE their homes, not just live in their homes.  This comes from listening to clients needs & wants, and then gaining inspiration to create the possibilities to incorporate these needs & wants into beautiful & comfortable spaces.  Thus, creating a “home”.  This process involves being organized & working as a team with the client, as well as the architect, contractor & tradesmen.  I like projects that range from short & simple updates, to ground-breaking projects that are move-in ready.

I want my designs to be classic, yet fresh.  It would pain me to be repetitive.  I like to incorporate organic materials, texture, color & quality into my designs.  I like to have stylish & creative products & furniture to guarantee my clients will be more than satisfied with my services.  I make a personal commitment to getting work done to your satisfaction & I offer an inspirational eye with a follow through attitude.  Many clients have expressed their satisfaction & excitement with the final project by inviting me to help them with their other homes.

Where does the name j&o studio come from?
Jack & Owen, my 2 nephews, who just happen to be 2 of the best men in my life!  One of my favorite activities is cheering them on at school auditoriums, home work tables & sports fields.

My life history includes a never ending urge to fulfill the creative artist inside.  My education includes a Bachelors Degree in business as well as my degree in Interior Design from the Denver campus of the Colorado Institute of Art.

As a long time resident of the Vail Valley, I enjoy yoga, reading, & spending time with my faithful dog Roxy.  I love traveling & exploring, from trail hiking with Roxy to the restaurant & shopping scenes in the city.

Dana Hugo