Our family cannot say enough about the experience of working with Old City Design Studio. We were introduced to Missy Boyette as we embarked on a major home renovation, and she was with us as a trusted advisor, advocate, and friend throughout the nine-month project. Missy brought not only obvious expertise to the process, but also the creativity to see uses for our space that we could not have imagined. We placed a lot of trust in her decisions throughout the project and could not be happier with the results.
My experience with Old City Design Studio was fantastic. Now I understand what a difference a skilled and creative architect can make, not just in design, but in providing a full range of complementary services to ensure that the design is well-executed. Joe Boyette guided me through each and every step of a major renovation of my Capitol Hill townhouse. His creative design ideas dramatically transformed a cramped space into one that was open and airy — while staying true to the distinctive historical elements of the house. Joe handled the permitting process and helped me navigate the selection of a contractor. He stayed on top of the construction process from start to finish, working closely with the contractor to make sure that the many practical questions that arose throughout the job were handled properly. Joe also advised me on the selection of appliances, tile, countertops, paint colors, and all the other design choices that helped to tie the renovation together — even furniture and artwork. I am beyond pleased with the result and plan to use Old City Design Studio in the future.
We are so happy with our renovation, expertly designed and led by Joe Boyette at Old City Design Studio. Joe truly demonstrated the value of an architect in creatively reimagining our space. He was a reliable support in choosing finishes and fixtures, and really provided a great eye throughout the project. In addition to the excellent design work, Joe’s support in selecting and working with our contractor was invaluable. It was an incredibly busy time in our lives, and Joe kept the project on track and regularly solved issues as they arose. We are thrilled with the result, and would absolutely work with Old City Design Studio again.