Interior Design

Creative & unique interior design for residential, contract and hospitality

We specialize in creating an initial design concept for your project, drawing building design plans, choosing color and finishes, and completing the project with furnishings. We work as a liaison between you and the tradesmen, contractor, and architect to help you achieve your vision.

We have sources for excellent people in the trades as well as knowledge of specialty finishes and techniques that will make your project unique. We can work closely with you to develop ideas if you want to be thoroughly involved in the design process, or we can narrow the options and present you with just a few of the best concepts if you are pressed for time.

Artists first, we know how to design beautiful spaces and translate our ideas to plans that are easily understood by clients and contractors.

Our plans and perspectives are clear, visual, and comprehensive so you will have an understanding of what you are getting and the contractor will have a clear plan to follow.    The plans can be bid out so you can also get an accurate budget and the contractor saves time with fewer misunderstandings and changes.  We can design to your budget and bring the best materials and ideas to you.  Our design will ultimately add value to your project because our thoughtful, creative, and tasteful services result in higher quality, beautiful spaces that don’t go out of style.


Maraya Interior Design provides a variety of professional services, including the following:

Historical Research Color Selection
Floor Plans and Elevations Lighting and Plumbing Fixture Specifications
Building Details (Beams, Fireplace Surrounds, Stair Rails, Ceiling Designs) Custom Furniture Design and Placement
Cad Drawings and Renderings
Window Treatments
Tile / flooring Layout and Specifications All Logistics and Interactions Involving Furnishings

Rugs & Paintings

Our own hand knotted area rugs & dhurries are made in Nepal & India and are available exclusively through Santa Barbara Design Center.

Original abstract paintings by Maraya Droney. Paintings are available in our showroom gallery by appointment.

  • Randy and I have been living with our new furnishings now for several weeks, and we just love them! Thank you for your talent, hard work and professionalism. You made the process practically painless (writing big checks is always a little painful). We’d recommend you in a heartbeat (and we will). Thank you again! By the way, we kept the dog – his name is Oliver”
    —R and J K, Montecito, Santa Barbara, California
  • Thank you so much for your responsive submittal to out request for and interior design to the area of primary usage in our home. Your work is imaginative, creative and in concert with our own life style expectations.”
    —MV, Solimar Beach
  • I just wanted to let you know that Chris and I think you are doing a truly wonderful job. You are making a difference and we are thrilled that you are helping us.”
    —S C S, Shady Canyon, Irvine, Calif.
  • First, let me say I have seen your work first hand and I must say it is absolutely stunning. My wife Sheila works for as Event Marketing Manager and I was able to see the new offices in person just a few days ago and was frankly blown away by the wonderful decor and designs.”
    —R J J, Ventura, Calif.
  • Thank you so much for such a beautiful job for my office. It came out gorgeous. It’s such a pleasure to work with you and to be a part of your creativity. I’m looking forward to our next project.”
    —M K Ojai and Ventura
  • Hi, Maraya. We have moved into our new home. It is beautiful and inspiring and we love it. It is very clear to us that this house would not reflect our vision and desire had it not been for your extraordinary talent and dedication. We are honored that you were our designer.”
    —S and C S, Shady Canyon, Irvine, Calif.