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Success Stories

"Working with Stephen and Deshay has made the process of building a house and moving easier than we could have imagined. We initially thought having a designer would result in spending too much on a cookie-cutter house that reflected someone else’s taste. Instead, their design process helped us identify our own style. Many of their suggestions saved us money by making a good decision the first time, buying durable or low-maintenance choices and giving thought to where best to spend money in the project. Using Stephen Rust Design Studio has not only been fun, it has produced a result we are still happy with years later."

Marcia & Dave Machens

"We have had the pleasure of working with Stephen Rust Design Studio since 1995 when we built our house.  Over the past 23 years, Stephen has provided excellent design services for us with not only our building process but also several remodeling projects, screened porch addition, and recently a complete kitchen remodel.  He has an amazing sense of color/style and final vision for all of his projects.

Stephen listens to our ideas and develop them into something well beyond our dreams but still within our budget. The final decisions are always ours but we could easily have Stephen make all the decisions and we'd be thrilled.   Stephen has a great network of specialist that have done excellent work and have been very friendly and trustworthy.

We feel very fortunate to have found a truly talented designer and someone we call a friend."

Van & Caryl Darkow

"In 1980, on a hillside in the woods, we built our first home. When we remodeled, Stephen helped us. His sense of design and color and space gave our home (and us) a second life. When it was time for us to move to a more horizontal environment, we asked Stephen to join us and do his magic. He was involved in all facets of the build and he and Deshay helped us identify the things that turned a move prompted by growing older into a wonderful home that we can enjoy for years to come. Thank you, Stephen and Deshay."

Gary & Janet Oxenhandler

"We have worked with Stephen Rust on several projects over the years, both in our residence and in our office, and have been extremely happy with the results. Stephen is warm and pleasant to work with, and he always works hard to help us achieve the look that fits our own personality and style. His attention to detail can make a complex project seem easy. We also appreciate his consideration of the functionality of a space, not just the aesthetics, and he always brings good ideas. We never feel pushed, but comfortable with the process as a partnership. We will always call Stephen for any construction, décor update, or remodeling project, and we certainly recommend Stephen Rust Design Studio without hesitation."

Mark & Laura Grant
Women's Wellness Center

"Stephen’s work is amazing. He is great at taking my ideas and enhancing them in a way I never imagined. The end result is always spectacular. Working with him is so carefree. Every time we meet about decorating a space, he just asks simple questions. Without fail, I am surprised by what he dreams up from my simple vision. Stephen transformed our home into a warm and elegant place. We are in love with it. Thank you, Stephen!"

Janice & Kevin Brown

"Stephen and Deshay were skilled and patient. Our home would not be what it is without them. In particular, their help with colors and proportions were essential. And they still help us whenever needed."

Mari Ann & Steve Keithahn

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