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Dana Hugo

j&o studio

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j&o studio was established by its owner & principal designer, Dana Hugo in 2011. Dana is a professional interior designer offering over 16 years of experience (having spent 14 years as a senior 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, Northern & Southern California, Massachusetts, Kansas & Illinois.

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


  • 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. I want my designs to be classic, yet fresh. It would pain 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, home work tables & sports fields.

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 Roxy. I love traveling & exploring, from trail hiking with Roxy to the restaurant & shopping scenes in the city.

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Beaver Damn Road: Going The Traditional Route in Vail

Mountain Living : Colorado Contemporary | A wonderful featured story highlighting the work of j&o studio (pg. 75/115)