Our Story

j&o studio was established by its owner & principal designer, Dana Hugo in 2011. Dana is a professional interior designer offering over 23 years of experience (having spent 14 years as a designer with two of Vail’s most recognized design firms). Dana has been recognized for her talents in many publications on interior design. This Colorado designer & resident has an extensive client base in the Vail Valley, Aspen, Denver & Telluride, as well as New York, Florida, California, Texas & Illinois.

j&o studio offers a complete range of services from inception of the project to total turnkey installations, as well as consultations.

specialties:

  • modern, traditional & eclectic styles
  • residential & commercial
  • furniture layout & specification
  • new construction & renovation projects
  • architectural finish & fixture selection
  • kitchen, bath, fireplace, lighting, flooring & window treatments

I want clients to LOVE their homes, not just live in their homes. This comes from listening to clients needs & wants, and then gaining inspiration to create the possibilities to incorporate these needs & wants into beautiful & comfortable spaces. Thus, creating a “home”. This process involves being organized & working as a team with the client, as well as the architect, contractor & tradesmen. I like projects that range from short & simple updates, to ground-breaking projects that are move-in ready.

My designs are classic & fresh. It pains me to be repetitive. I like to incorporate organic materials, texture, color & quality into my designs. I like to have stylish & creative products & furniture to guarantee my clients will be more than satisfied with my services. I make a personal commitment to getting work done to your satisfaction & I offer an inspirational eye with a follow through attitude. Many clients have expressed their satisfaction & excitement with the final project by inviting me to help them with their other homes.

Where does the name j&o studio come from?
Jack & Owen, my 2 nephews, who just happen to be 2 of the best men in my life! One of my favorite activities is cheering them on at school auditoriums, sports fields & fun weekend trips & adventures.

My life history includes a never ending urge to fulfill the creative artist inside. My education includes a Bachelors Degree in business as well as my degree in Interior Design from the Denver campus of the Colorado Institute of Art.

As a long time resident of the Vail Valley, I enjoy yoga, reading, & spending time with my faithful dog Giada. I love traveling & exploring, from trail hiking with Giada to the restaurant & shopping scenes in the city.

Dana Hugo

Our Design Process

We keep it simple. Our process begins by listening to clients to determine their style and develop a sense of direction for our projects. We keep in communication throught the process.

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Research

We do our homework. It all begins with our client and their wishes.

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Design

The design accounts for all the information we learned in meeting with clients.

Build

All the ideas we develop come together into the finished product.

Architectural Digest

Camille and Kelsey Grammer bought a house near Beaver Creek, Colorado, and chose Eddy Doumas and Dana Hugo to design the interiors. Click to view the Architectural Digest article.

Mountain Living

This Dog-Friendly Home Is Elegant & Fun. A Texas family creates a Colorado retreat with not-so-serious sophistication. Click to view the Mountain Living article.