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I met Gwen when she hosted a Napa Valley Grapegrowers STOMP committee meeting at her stunning home. I knew the moment I walked through the door that she would be the perfect person to guide me through an interior refresh of my home. I appreciate her approach and willingness to blend new ideas with existing pieces I preferred to keep. Gwen’s artistic sense, design expertise and warm personality made this project an enjoyable process. My home feels complete for the first time since moving in several years ago.
She and Stefanie are a great team. I would highly recommend Gwen Callan Design!

– Karen Cakebread, Calistoga

I knew from the first time I met Gwen that I would love her style.  I was not even looking for a designer, (nor did I know she was one at the time).  Gwen has a clean and modern sense of style with a touch of the unusual that defies a specific pigeonhole.  It’s just great design. Gwen truly sees her clients and wants their spaces to reflect who they are and how they live.  Gwen elevated our style while still keeping true to our sensibilities, which is what I was hoping to achieve by hiring a designer.  We feel at home in our now beautiful space!

Our project was a large demo and rebuild which can be stressful if you are living in a construction zone. Gwen made the process easy by quickly zoning in on our project goals.  What would have been overwhelming without her, became fun and exciting.  I have seen how Gwen works with ease in different elements.  Whether the home is classic, modern, beach, or cottage, she navigates each space with great thought and awareness. I will most certainly call on Gwen Callan Design for any future project. – Laura & Jim Gholson

– Laura & Jim G, Napa

Working with Gwen is such a pleasure! She is so easy to discuss design ideas with and really explores all options. I have the pleasure of calling Gwen my friend and my designer. I recently bought an older home that really needed some help. I could not see the “forest for the trees” and Gwen’s professional insight as to where to begin and how to approach any design changes was invaluable. I could not be happier with her ideas. She gave me a “path forward” to start turning my home into a future dream!

– Cheryl & Arto T, Napa

I love working with Gwen!  She has been sensitive to my budget constraints and sought out fair prices without sacrificing quality, in spite of the challenges of the availability of craftsmen and materials. Gwen worked with me to update what I already had and to do it in a way that is sustainable and fresh. I have enjoyed my couches way too much this year!  I look forward to working with her more in the future.

– Liz S, Napa

We reached out to Gwen at a very challenging time for us. We had just lost our home to the 2017 Atlas Peak Fire. We never, ever, had the desire to build a house but we found ourselves in that situation. Gwen (and her team) guided us through the whole building process. She kept a timeline for us, led us through all the decision making for fixtures, cabinets, lighting, paint selection, finishes, furniture and decorating ideas, everything. 
We would have been lost without her guidance. We love our home, we were so lucky to find Gwen Callan Design.

– Cindy & John I, Napa

I have had the pleasure of working with Gwen on several projects over the past few years. As an architect I appreciate her collaborative spirit. She has contributed significant input to our projects, and her insights into many aspects of the design have much improved the buildings. In addition to her creativity, Gwen is committed to delivering accurate and timely technical information required to keep a project on schedule. It is these design and project delivery attributes that make Gwen such an asset to any project.

– Stuart G, Architect

I can’t imagine taking on any design project without Gwen. I have worked with GCD on several homes over many years. From our first semi-custom home, where she designed our wood flooring, entry, and kitchen, helped us select all the paints and wall coverings, and furnished the entire house for the first time. To, most recently, fully remodeling our second home’s kitchen, family room, bath and laundry room. Her attention to detail and excellent ability to listen and make your home truly yours is a unique gift! I loved collaborating with her to create truly lovely homes I adore.

– Ann P, Yountville

Gwen helped us do a major redesign on our house in Yountville. We think about her thoughtful design daily, since she helped transform our house into our home. 

My wife and I have an art business which we run from our home so it was very important for us to have both work and living spaces. And we wanted a very eco-friendly home. From the very beginning Gwen understood our needs and our aesthetic. Her approach was thoughtful and open, enthusiastic and supportive.

Gwen worked with our contractor to minimize structural changes needed for the remodel.  Walls were opened up, a gas line moved, a shower with walls of glass was installed...lots of thoughtful and creative changes that we absolutely never would have thought of on our own. Our elevated fireplace now has these really cool stainless steel bands that go up our fourteen foot ceiling. It's all Gwen.

Gwen used her years of experience and numerous connections to find eco-friendly materials as well as amazing deals on some mid-century pieces that set the tone for our colors and other pieces of furniture.

Gwen understood that we wanted an open restful space to live and to work. She delivered beautifully. Gwen's touches are everywhere and we feel so lucky to have found her.

– Cindy & Kay, Yountville

We had the pleasure of working with Gwen Callan on our interior home design for a major remodel. Gwen was instrumental in helping us in all facets of design, from wall and cabinet colors, to furniture, rugs and accessories. If you have ever done a remodel then you know that there are endless decisions to be made. Gwen made it easy. We trusted her and loved how she took into consideration our lifestyle and tastes too. We have lived in our newly-remodeled home for 3 years now and we can honestly say that we love every recommendation that she has made for us. During these difficult, Shelter in Place times, we love being in our beautiful yet comfortable home. Gwen has exquisite taste and talent. Plus she is easy to talk to and she is a great listener. She will go the extra mile to make sure you are happy with your home. She is a delight and we highly recommend her.

– Phoebe Holbrook, Napa

Whether it has been for a commercial or a residential project, Gwen Callan has been a critical part of my development project design team for many years. Gwen has the ability to understand what the proposed built space will be like as depicted in the architect’s drawings, even in the earliest stage of the design process.  She provides valuable input to the overall design as well as what is specific to her assignment. Gwen has a very good sense for spacial relationships, massing and color, all very important to the quality of the end product. She creates a compelling design whether the assignment leans modern, or needs to honor another period, such as craftsman style, and she is able to provide quality options when we are working with a fixed budget for a project.

– Mike Bruner, Developer, Cupertino

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