Meet

Our team

With more than 20 years of experience,
we’ve designed it all – and we can prove it!

Gretchen Arbini

Gretchen Arbini

 Owner. Principal Designer. Project Manager.

Gretchen Arbini leads the team at The Design Studio. With experience in large-scale commercial design in both corporate and healthcare industries, she is well-prepared to manage work for established clientele. In addition, she has worked on entire home remodels with multiple residential projects in her prestigious repertoire.

Gretchen has a professional eye for functionality and can transform a space into an aesthetic experience. She can take a client’s vision, understand the concept, convey that to contractors, and complete the final design. In short, she knows how to build something tangible, practical, and beautiful out of a simple idea.

cindy stafford

Cindy Stafford

 Interior Designer

When it comes to artistic flair, Cindy brings a wealth of varied experience. Starting her career in the financial world at Morgan Stanley, she got a taste of the corporate life. This gave her unique experience working in finance and an eye for commercial design.

Soon, she returned to her roots. Having grown up in the flower business, she knows color palettes, textures, and themes. In a way, designing a beautiful bouquet is akin to interior design. After freelancing in the interior design industry, she joined The Design Studio where she brings an open mind and extraordinary vision to projects.

cindy stafford

Cindy Stafford

Jennifer Brennan

Jennifer Brennan

 Project Manager

Coming from a long, successful career in finance and budget management, Jennifer Brennan brings expertise in project management to her role at The Design Studio. She enjoys working with clients large and small to bring an idea to life.

As a lifelong resident of the Central Valley, she is proud to hold the title of Certified Associate Project Manager at The Design Studio to help local homeowners, businesses, and corporations turn concepts into reality.

Work With Us

Contact w/ Project Description

4210 Kiernan Ave. Modesto, CA 95356

209.847.8066