“We have been delighted with Holly, both as a professional, and as a person. She helped us remodel our home that was built in 2000 and transformed it from a choppy, not very attractive interior into a home that flows and functions beautifully (a process that took over a year). As it was our first time going through a remodel, we really counted on Holly’s expertise on everything from kitchen counters to hardwood floors to furniture to window treatments to lighting and fixtures. She’s been very responsive to all of our needs and requests and has gone above and beyond to make sure that we are completely satisfied – and we are! We would highly recommend Holly, she’s terrific.”
The Hedman Family, The Perfect Workout, Encinitas, CA

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Holly was great. Helped us with a complex and comprehensive renovation from start to finish. We continue to enjoy the results several years later and would use Holly again in a heartbeat. She has good taste and helped us arrive at very good design decisions that were within our budget.”
Jason Gerlach, Olivenhain, CA

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“Design Diva is the best! Holly and her wonderful crew designed and remodeled several rooms for us including an office with new built-ins, a bathroom that now is the talk of the neighborhood and looks like it should be in San Diego Home and Garden, and 3 bedrooms that are superb. She knows her stuff!! And the best part is she is so much fun to work with! She is completely involved and will always go the extra step for you to get things done right and on time. Her crew are all professionals, respectful of you and your home, and always clean up afterwards. You will love Design Diva!”
The Johnson’s, Encinitas, CA

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“Holly is a true professional and her passion for decorating shines through as she works to make sure you are completely satisfied with all of her design choices. She knows how to listen and was always available. With Holly, I never felt as though she was trying to impose her idea of how my home should look. Instead, she was tireless in trying to understand what it was that would make me happy. And I want to stress again that she is a professional – always on time, always following up, keeping excellent track of all the details. I am grateful to her for helping take the empty spaces in my house and making them feel like home.”
R. Viskanta, Encinitas, CA

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Holly is amazing. She has great taste and really took the time to understand what we wanted. She also is cost conscious and gets great deals on really nice things. She helped us with interior and exterior design projects. We are totally happy with her work and would highly recommend her.”
Mendes Family, Encinitas, CA

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“I couldn’t be happier with the before-to-after transformation in our master bedroom and bathroom. When we bought the house the room was outdated and boring. We wanted something that had some color and reflected our personal updated style with more space for clothing (and shoes). I now love how when my friends come over and see my master bed and bathroom they tell me I should have been an interior designer. I have to smile and give Holly all the credit!”
S. Shanner, Shanner & Associates, San Diego, CA

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“My hardwood floors were recently damaged due to a leaking dishwasher. The insurance company sent out a contractor who maintained that the entire downstairs floor (all the same hardwood) was beyond repair and would have to be replaced. I contacted Holly and asked if there was anything she could do to help me. She immediately had a team of contractors at my home assessing the damage. They were able to repair the floors without replacing them. Instead, they refinished and hand-sanded the wood and it looks amazing! Just like new! And they were able to do it for a fraction of what the insurance-appointed contractor was going to charge. Holly and her team were organized, professional and timely. She was completely in charge of the project at all times and I felt a sense of relief that she was taking care of everything. I truly cannot thank Holly enough for helping me!”
G. Fleet, Carlsbad, CA

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“I hired Holly to help make some design choices upon moving into our new home. It was one of the best decisions I have made! Holly is one of the most creative, diligent, hardworking, and fun individuals I have ever worked with! She really helped take a new, bland house with very little character into a place I love calling home. Thank you Holly for all of your help!”
J. Finley iJourneyGreen, Carlsbad, CA

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“I truly enjoy working with Holly as we have done multiple projects over the years. Her rapport with her clients is exceptional and her attention to detail is sharp. She has an excellent ability coordinate several projects at once and brings a high energy level to each job she performs. Everything she does has her client’s best interests in mind.”
Marcel Verdugo, Window Scenes, Carlsbad, CA

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“Holly is a terrific interior designer. She listens and really works to make sure the design “fits” with your personal style and taste. She is completely reliable with the highest integrity. We highly recommend her for anyone seeking assistance with interior design and project management.”
R. Phillpott, Scripps Ranch, CA

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“Holly is amazing. Her knowledge spans the entire design and implementation process, from concept to final construction. In the many meetings with my general contractor, she was able to talk about electrical, plumbing, and structural design and how to integrate the entire process in the construction of my new house. She’s creative and analytical at the same time. Holly first learns about the client, and then works with the client to come up with design and layout to match the client’s lifestyle. With me, she was able to do that, creating the perfect meld of form and function, and easing my mind from the worries of what all my subcontractors were doing. Before meeting Holly, I was skeptical of interior designers – now, I wouldn’t even attempt any remodel or construction project without her.”
L. Helgeson, Green Rope, Cardiff by the Sea, CA

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“Holly is personable, creative, and has consistently provided elegant design solutions that add warmth and style to all her home projects. She listens carefully, provides innovative options and is a complete pleasure to work with.” I highly recommend her!
Sharon Cooley

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“Holly was awesome to work with. Our backyard is now a peaceful, classy, zen-style sanctuary in which we love spending time. She not only saved us money and more than paid for herself, she handled everything for us completely hassle free. I would recommend her to anyone who wants something more for their home.”
A.& M. Mendes, Encinitas, CA

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“We have contracted with Design Diva Interiors for many years and hope to continue our relationship for many more. The last project was a wood floor install with a unique wood product (random widths and lengths) that included a sub-floor install to place the new wood to the existing tile height.  The co-ordination with the general contractor and other sub-contractors was very organized. This made the project a pleasant experience for all participating trades and the home owner.  We enjoy working with Design Diva Interiors.
Paul Wimsatt, San Marcos, CA

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“I have had the pleasure of doing business with Holly Peterson, owner of Design Diva Interiors. I was extremely impressed with her abilities, dedication and adaptability. Holly did an amazing job of keeping everyone organized and delivering on deadlines. Her commitment and passion for her career were obvious. Holly’s ideas were unique and the execution was flawless. Because of this, I feel confident in recommending Design Diva Interiors.
Gretchen Fleet, San Marcos, CA

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“Holly Peterson of Design Diva Interiors is a consummate professional. She is a top-notch designer who’s level of expertise is visible in every job she does. An absolute pleasure to work with and capable of handling any project.”
A. Kessel, Owner, All-Current Electric

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“In my field, I work with many interior designers. Holly is exceptional. She has a clear vision from the start as to what the end result will be. With her team of professionals, they listen to her needs and provide excellent craftsmanship from her designs. Holly is able to be clear, focused and very well organized in getting the job done with the clients interest at heart. I would recommend her to anyone who should need design services.”
L. Ordaz, Interior Illusions, Inc.

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“I have called on Holly Peterson at Design Diva Interiors several times over the years to assist us in most of our remodeling projects. Holly brings an innate creative intuition to each project she takes on, all the while keeping us (the clients) informed and involved every step of the way.
She is mindful of our budget and always allows us to have a strong voice and fully participate in the recreation of our living spaces, all the while guiding us with her experience, education, knowledge of trends and classics and most importantly, with her passion for the art of design.
Her excitement and passion for our projects flows into every little consideration, every little nook and cranny.  She calls when she says she will; she makes appointments with us and keeps them on time; she has developed a ‘crew’ around her that meet her standards 100% and represents who she is. I completely and highly recommend Holly Peterson / Design Diva Interiors!  I know I will definitely be calling on her again!
R. Banbury

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“I am honored to express my working experience with Holly Peterson of Design Diva Interiors. I have worked with Holly for many years and have found her to be very conscientious , detail oriented and creative; specialty with her original concepts that are custom designed to her clients needs and specifications. She is able to coordinate with all the building trades and suppliers that are involved with her projects in a very professional manner. All of Holly’s clients have expressed to me personally of their satisfaction with her work and how she is easy to work with and highly recommend her, as I do.”
Alan Leander DBA Southwest Contempo

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“Holly came to my home to offer her expertise as to what floor coverings and baseboards I should do throughout my home. She then quickly shopped and brought me back lots of amazing samples as well as offered her visions of how they should be installed. I contracted with Holly and her team of flooring contractors and I received beautiful unique floor coverings and baseboards, professional services and workmanship, and above all it was completed on time. I would use Holly and her team for any of my design and construction needs!!”
C. Handel, Skin Fitness, etc., San Marcos, CA

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“Holly has amazing taste in up to date but not ultra modern decor. She assisted us with a 1965 house in Del Cerro to update and add our personal style. After the first meeting she totally understood what we would like and as it came together we never doubted her when she has recommended something. My husband says, “If Holly says it would look good, then it will”.  She is professional, on time, happy and easy to work with.  She is a person who expects the best from trades people and all work done in your home.  I highly recommend for any project big or small.”
Sasha Shanner, San Diego, CA

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“All throughout the renovations of our home, Holly was in control of the process. Holly transformed our house to more than what we expected. We are very happy with everything. It was a job well done! We highly recommend Holly Peterson for any of your interior design needs.”
R. & M. Raquel, San Diego, CA

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“Holly with Design Diva Interiors was amazing! She had the best ideas for our gastropub, the Knotty Barrel. She was the key to tying in our name/brand to the restaurant’s design. She really explored all avenues of resources that could be used (i.e.: she suggested using real wine barrels, cutting them up and incorporating them as accents inside. We also created our patio tables out of the used wine barrels. We would surely hire Design Diva Interiors again in the future, for either our personal home or another business venture!”
K. & S. Lovi, Knotty Barrel, San Diego, CA

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“I want to thank you, Holly, for your huge part in our remodeling project. We love the results! This was my first time working with a designer, and I am now fully aware of the value you provide. The results far exceeded our expectations. This was a big project and your attention to all the details made it possible. You understood our desires and goals, and created a look that fit us.  I just looked at the “before” and “after” pictures, I can hardly believe the transformation. One of my favorite things is the wood flooring. We had looked everywhere for something we liked but were not successful in our search; however, you created the perfect one for us. Also, the wall colors you selected have made everything feel warm and inviting. You managed to use neutrals that were still magically colorful. Without your encouragement I would not have been brave enough to step outside the usual “white wall” look. You provided reliable and skilled contractors to do the work, and coordinated well with them to keep things moving. This is something we could not have done without the kind of experience you have. We always appreciated your reliability and promptness – you kept your appointments and showed up on time. This was a professional, but still very personal and friendly, designer experience.  When the time comes to do more interior improvements, we will call you. However, it could be a while because you did such a fine job that we will not soon be tiring of the look you created.”
J. & G. Painter, Point Loma, CA

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“My husband and I had been remodeling our 1920′s bungalow and it was time to tackle the biggest eyesore, our single bathroom. We wanted the bath to keep the feel of the home and at the same time modernize it, and we were in desperate need of storage space. I instantly felt Holly understood what we wanted, both in the design aspect and day-to-day functionality of the room. We were thrilled when Holly presented us the tile and counter top samples. She had great ideas on how to build custom cabinets for more storage space. As with most projects we’ve had, there were unexpected issues that arose, and Holly was always accessible and helpful. Holly made the process easy…and fun! Now we have a bathroom our guests always compliment, and most importantly, a bathroom we love to use!”
S. Crosson, San Diego, CA

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“Holly is a professional from start to finish. From square one at our initial meeting to the completion of the project, Holly was on top of every detail. She has an extensive knowledge of materials and has a talented eye for putting it all together. I appreciated her 100% promptness and her availability for my questions and concerns. She is the type of person you like to find in any business. I recommend doing business with Holly and Design Diva Interiors.”
M. Callihan, Encinitas, CA

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“Our home in Cabo was badly in need of remodeling. Cabo does not have the resources available that we found in Southern California. Despite this challenge, Holly was able to produce a creative, beautiful, and practical result that suits our lifestyle in every way. The best gift of all was the confidence we gained when Holly set us on a path. We were able to the make changes with assurance and love our new home!”
Ubaldi, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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“Holly did a fantastic job with our master bedroom. She really listened to what we wanted and then pulled it all together and made it happen. She designed beautiful pieces of furniture for us, which she then had high quality and affordable vendors build. She is also really energetic and makes things happen quickly. We will definitely use her again!”
Dr. Emily Trask, San Diego, CA

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“Holly is a fantastic interior designer. We’ve now used her for 3 projects in our home and have been very happy both with the process of working with her and the final product. One of the benefits of working with Holly has been that she designs customized pieces to fit our home for a reasonable cost with high end results. She was also a pleasure to work with – always reliable, open to our ideas, budget conscious, and the work was completed quickly. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone for projects large or small.”
Dr. Scott Velazquez, President of V-Corp Technologies, San Diego, CA

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“We moved from a Spanish-style historic home in Point Loma with a ton of charm to a tract home in Carlsbad.  The new home style was completely different and we had a lot more space to fill in, so we hired Holly to help select new furniture and fill up our space.  What impressed us most about Holly was that she always had an idea of what we might like and we always seemed to be on the same page.  When we started, we provided some ideas of things that we might like and told her we wanted a coastal theme. We gave ideas of colors, but beyond that we really didn’t know where we wanted to go with our decorating. We had made some decorating mistakes on our own in the last house, so we hired Holly to avoid duplicating those same mistakes. We have two small boys who constantly are outside, so we really wanted furniture that was easy to keep clean.
Holly did a great job of coordinating the colors in the various rooms keeping the coastal theme, with variations of colors throughout. Holly selected Sunbrella fabrics that can be wiped down or thrown in the washer, which is great for our lifestyle. Holly recommended putting in built-ins to add some depth to the room and extra storage for things like books, games, and toys. The built-ins were a huge success adding life to the room and also giving us a place to keep toys tidy.  In addition to adding the majority of new furniture into our house, Holly was also able to coordinate and make recommendations on what to do with the furniture that we did want to keep.  Throughout the project Holly was always very quick to provide us a quote, respond to a question, or just look at an email site with something that may have caught our eye that we needed an opinion on. In the end, we have been thrilled with the results and are so happy that we made the decision to use Holly.”
The Montgomery Family, Carlsbad, CA

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“Working with Holly was easy, and fun. She walked through my space, taking in my style and together, we came up with a great plan. The next meeting she brought beautiful fabrics, making it easy to decide right then and there; they were the right fabrics from the start. I really enjoyed my experience with Holly – she is bright, cheerful, and very talented. I have worked with two other designers before, she is by far, the best! Thank you, Holly!”
R. Woods, Perfect Fit, Encinitas, CA

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“We engaged Holly to make our living room, fireplace and dining area warm and more enjoyable, and more vibrant areas in which to live and entertain. We were impressed with Holly’s insights and expertise,and thoroughly enjoyed working with her. Holly shared her ideas and concepts with us, helping us to re-design our living room/dining room, our primary living space. She supervised the entire project from replacing the carpet with hardwood floors, and refinishing the existing wood floors to match the new floor, so there is a continuous flow throughout the house. In this process, she had all the furniture moved and and protected, and selected and dealt directly with the subcontractors on our behalf. In addition, she advised us on and supervised painting, carpentry work, purchasing a new sectional sofa through her vendors, reconditioning our old leather chairs, and effectively integrated selected existing furniture into her design plan.  Holly is enthusiastic, energetic, organized, sensitive, resourceful, imaginative and has wonderful communication skills. She has high standards and selected excellent and reliable subcontractors, who were motivated to perform high quality work to meet Holly’s standards and time frames.  Holly is an outstanding professional, and we would happily use her again.  We recommend her to you enthusiastically for a positive and stress-free design experience!”
Terry and Alan, Cardiff by the Sea, CA

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“We have now used Design Diva Interiors for two projects on our home and we have enjoyed the work done on both projects. The most recent project was a remodel/redesign of our living room, workspace and entry to our home. Design Diva took an outdated space and transformed it into something that is very functional for our family. The work was done within the estimated time and was within our budget. We are looking forward to our next project with Design Diva, and expect that it will be fantastic as it always has been!”
T. & S. Crosson, Chula Vista, CA

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“We had never worked with an interior decorator prior to our experience with Holly Peterson. As we planned with her, we found Holly to be organized, detailed and enthusiastic as well as an expert in her field. We also soon discovered that she had a phenomenal team of expert craftsmen, all easy to work with, lined up to begin the work.  Together, we took on two significant projects, rebuilding the entire stairway and kitchen. Throughout the remodel, everyone involved was professional and truly wanted to please us in the process and with their workmanship. Holly was always right there advising, showing samples and keeping the projects on pace. She was persistent and present until both projects were completely done.
We now enjoy our beautiful stairway and fantastic new kitchen!”
J. & S. DeVore, Chula Vista, CA

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“We could not be more thrilled with the work Holly did on our house! The area in question looked sloppy, cluttered and rudimentary, not at all reflective of the simple and sophisticated look we were trying unsuccessfully to achieve. After listening carefully to all the issues we were having with the awkwardness and limited options of the space. Holly drew upon our personalities and lifestyle to come up with an appropriate plan. The transformation was so dramatic, it was almost unbelievable. Holly has an amazing talent to pull together textures, color and patterns in a way that made the area seamless and elegant, without seeming contrived or too matched. With the suggestions she made in furniture placement and the new items she chose, this formerly neglected nook is functional and comfortable, and where we now spend most of our time. Holly is extraordinarily easy to work with, keeps in constant communication, and is results-oriented to ensure things are done quickly and smoothly. We will definitely use Holly for any future projects we have, as her contacts and resources appear limitless, and I know if she is involved, it will be perfect the first time. I don’t have enough kind words to say about Holly and Design Diva Interiors, nor have I ever given a more glowing endorsement of a professional business; she is truly the best!”
K. McGettigan, Jamestown, CA

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“We hired Holly to help us with two large projects after viewing her great work with our neighbor’s home. We needed to upgrade our dinette in the kitchen and she came up with an excellent idea – we converted the area into a nook that is beautiful and very functional! We love to entertain, so we get tons of compliments. I was impressed with her ideas and color schemes. Our last recent project involved the transformation of a non-functioning formal living room into a gorgeous bar/lounge. I was pleased that she was able to listen to my husbands needs as well as my own. She came up with a beautiful functional room that the whole family and our guests can enjoy. She over saw the project from beginning to end. We love our room. I would not hesitate to hire her for other projects. I will definitely recommend her to my friends.”
G. DiLauro, Carlsbad, CA

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