What They're Saying...

"Carlyle Design Studio, Inc. has produced award winning model home merchandising for Gentry Homes for 20 years. In 1997, As a new project/sales manager in Hawaii, I wanted to showcase the best and Monica came highly recommended by many in the Southern California Homebuilding community.
Today, with over 22 successful new home communities completed by Carlyle in Hawaii, Monica and her team have become part of the Gentry Ohana (family). Her attention to detail, layering of material, color instincts, art selection, plant specification, and ability to create a “one of kind” experience for our customers is second to none. Our construction team loves their meticulously fashioned specification packets and can count on her to provide additional details immediately, when requested.
With over 2500 miles between us, we have never missed a model opening deadline or strayed from our agreed upon costs. If we are not happy, she is not happy and is willing to move earth and sky to make it right.
What else can you ask for?
Oh yeah, the most important part, she is fun to work with!  Mahalo Nui Loa Monica"

Rick Hobson
VP Sales and Marketing Gentry Homes Hawaii (MIRM)
Past President Sales and Marketing Counsel Southern California (1996)
Past President of Building Industry Association (BIA) of Hawaii (2016)

“Having just completed an extensive remodel of our home's entire first floor,  including kitchen, living room, family room, staircase, entry, bath and bedroom, I can say without hesitation, that Monica Pavalko of Carlyle Design Studio, Inc. is a wonderful interior designer.  I have worked with quite a few designers over the years but Monica far exceeds all of them. Designers often have to be everything to all people on a remodel, including "hand holder" and she is that and more.
Monica is a "big picture" designer, always mindful of achieving the clients desires.  She is extremely well versed in all aspects of construction which makes it much easier when working with the contractors, by providing them with detailed drawings and instruction for the desired results.
Monica always asks the right questions, follows up on every aspect of the design and always keeps in mind the clients budget.  Her knowledge of scale, color, balance and detail is very impressive.  Monica is so easy and wonderful to work with that I would never hesitate to recommend her to contractors, home builders, family and friends.
We still can't believe how wonderful our home looks and we have CDS to thank, not only for her impeccable taste, but also her fortitude, patience and expertise.  The best thing that came out of this 6 month odyssey was having Monica as our designer and we consider her our friend.
We cannot imagine anyone else seeing our vision and making it so perfect”.

Martha and Glenn Morrow
Huntington Beach Homeowners