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About the Studio

Located at 213 W. 3rd St. Chico, CA.

Welcome to Studio B! We’re more than decorators. At our core, we’re construction nerds. Crafting floor plans makes our hearts sing. In a renovation or new build, our innate ability to immediately assess the big picture, spot problems, and tweak a plan to ensure your space looks flawless when done enables us to serve as both a bridge between your architect and builder, and your safety net. 

 

At the same time, we don’t do cookie cutter. We’re deeply invested in getting to know you and the way you live, and have honed our skills in the art of selecting both hard and soft finishes that reflect your personal style. 

 

Working alongside our trusted network of friendly and talented tradespeople—and a scary smart structural engineer, who stamps and approves all our plans—we ensure a seamless (and dare we say fun?) experience from the very start to the triumphant finish of your project. ​

 

When you work with Studio B., we love and look after you. You become family.

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Principle Designer Jen Bedford sits under a Workstead lighting fixture sourcing finishes for a custom home renovation.

"We can't recommend Jen and the Studio B Team enough. We are in love with our new home. Everyone that comes over gushes about the warmth and coziness. Jen was able to make this new home feel like the best version of us. We just can't we believe live here " L.M

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The Studio B. Team 

Meet Jen

Principal Designer

 

​Jen Bedford is the creative force and technical whiz behind Studio B. In addition to a fearless design sense, Jen has a profound understanding of architectural design and construction. No detail escapes her keen eye.

 

Like her signature Golden Goose sneakers to a pair of jeans, Jen’s passion for patina and natural materials, and her bold design choices add that sought-after cool factor to your space. 

Most importantly, Jen places a huge emphasis on personal style. By understanding your individual tastes and preferences, she curates a home that truly reflects the best version of you.

Credentials

Degree: BFA -Interior Design - CSU, Chico

Emphasis: Spatial Planning / Floor plans

Continuing Education: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, SF  

Experience: 10+ Years of Residential /Commercial Design & Construction

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Jen Bedford of Studio B. Interior Design sits on a custom green island with Bedrosians Infinity quartzite counters in a Vince white blouse and Agolde Cooper Cargo Jeans.

Our Team

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Studio B. Space Planning and Interior Design

Jen Bedford 

Kristen Bell

Principal Designer

Design Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to hire a designer?
    The earlier the better! By bringing a designer onto the team early they can help you determine the best way to approach the project. Space planning is a critical component of the design process and is best done alongside your architect, or by us in combination with our trusted engineering and drafting team. We are the gatekeepers between the wants and needs of our clients and the architectural parameters of the space. With careful planning, we can make sure that the bathtub of your dreams makes it into the plan with appropriate plumbing, and that your grandma's vintage table fits in your dining room like it was made for the space. In addition, by having more information about your esthetic preferences from the start of your project your bids for construction and materials will be more accurate. The perfect time to make changes to your plans is while they are still on paper, avoiding costly change orders during construction. One of my favorite sayings is..." An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure".
  • Are you an Architect?
    I am not an architect, however; I have a degree in interior design. Depending on the scope of the project I will work alongside your architect to fill in the gaps between his/her plan set and what is to be built (there's a lot of grey area between an architect's shell and what you want your space to look like). Some examples are cabinetry, appliances, plumbing, lighting, and furniture to name a few. In other projects, we are able to work with our preferred engineer and licensed draftsman to turn our drawings into full construction documents. We work in CAD, and can simultaneously create floor plans, elevations, and 3/D model views creating a cohesive design right from the start.
  • We don't have a contractor, can you help us?
    Yes! I am happy to work with your preferred contractor if you have one. If not, we have a list of A+ contractors and subs we love to work with and highly recommend. We are your partner, and here to help you make the best choices for your project every step of the way.
  • What cities do you work in?
    We are located in Chico, CA with in-person projects all over the north state. We also offer all of our in-person services via virtual design and have had successful projects in LA, San Francisco, and North Carolina.
  • Who are your typical clients
    We work with a wide variety of clients from families with young children to busy professionals. Our clients value design and understand that there are a lot of moving parts to a home renovation. Most are happy to hand off the rains to us after the designs are approved and let us do the heavy lifting and construction oversight so they can continue on with their busy lives.
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