Paula RYAN

My formal design journey began in 1993 when I put on a hard hat and joined forces with my husband Mike at his construction company, Ryan Homes and Development. But it started much earlier for me when I was a budding artist in high school and college. While working with my husband, I not only learned how a home is constructed, but how important all of the details are - from communication with the client and trades to making design decisions early so the job runs smoothly.


In 2011, I saw a need to start my own gig as Paula Ryan Designs. I wanted to work with not only our clients, but others guiding them through the maze of design decisions long before construction begins.


My secret sauce is a magical combination of interior design and construction knowledge, where creative ideas and thoughtful planning can prevent frustration and costly mistakes. As your project manager AND designer, I’ve got you, and the minutia, too. I will guide you through the many details and choices that make a big difference in the look, feel, and function of a home.


Paula Ryan Designs can tackle a wide range of projects, from choosing finishes for a DIY client, a paint color for a front door, to a single room refresh, all the way to a complete home remodel…and I must say, my team of trusted trade professionals are the best!


Creating a home that is beautiful, functional, and brings you and your family joy is my passion. You will feel comfortable and confident having a pro in the know with design and construction expertise that will take your new updates to another level, and also make the process stress free.


I look forward to

creating a space you love.

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Paula Ryan Design
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