Pamela and Dennis Beck

“My husband and I have worked with Loren Judaken and her partner, Danna Vest, for the last 20 years on various projects, including our home in Beverly Hills, our office, and our home in Palm Desert. Loren is a perfectionist and it shows in her work where not a detail is missed. She has stunning taste, deep architectural knowledge, and a creative eye and vision! She also understands working with a budget and we have never felt uncomfortable in that regard. Plus, she’s smart and fun to work with!”

Jonathan Novak

“Loren Judaken at HVJ is an extraordinary designer. She has renovated two homes and an office for me; each has been transformed beyond my wildest expectations. Loren is a visionary and can accomplish the impossible. I unconditionally recommend her and her firm.”

Karen & Ken Scopp

“Danna & Loren are the best. They had several meetings with us to see what our vision was and to understand who we are. Those meetings led us to a remodel that was a very pleasant experience. Their attention to detail in design still gets compliments today. They were with us every step of the way and had suggestions and solutions when they were needed. We are extremely happy with the outcome and would definitely recommend HVJ DESIGN for your remodel. They are not only caring and talented but today, years later they are available to assist in any updates and repairs that need to be made.”

Grant Abramson and
Miriam Muscarolas

“Loren and her team did a great job helping my wife and I create a wonderful ambiance in our home. Loren’s ability to think like an architect in parallel with her design aesthetic made all the difference. Her communication skills and follow through were of the highest order. We will use her and her team in the future.”

Chuck and Martha Becker

“A business associate, with a newly remodeled beachfront condo in Malibu, introduced us to Loren and Danna with a recommendation to use them to remodel our beachfront condo in Redondo Beach. We were so happy with their work on our condo, we also hired them to help us refit our yacht. My husband and I subsequently recommended them to another couple with a large home on a Cliffside overlooking the ocean in Redondo Beach. All four of these HVJ projects are simply stunning!”

David Belasco

“Loren has designed my house in Hermosa Beach and apt in Miami Beach (as well as my sister’s houses in Venice and NYC). Loren’s vision, project oversight, and attention to detail make things run smoothly and result in living spaces that look beautiful and fit my life. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”

Vivienne Vella and
Nathan Hochman

“We highly recommend HVJ. Their taste and attention to detail are beyond what we could have expected. We worked with Loren on several projects throughout the years and we always felt well taken care of and that our ideas were understood and implemented in exactly the way we had hoped for. You won’t go wrong with HVJ.”

Leslie and Brian Moody

“We did our home remodel over several years working with HVJ. As a result, we could make changes, major and minor, as needed and as we could afford it, and the entire house looks thoughtfully and seamlessly designed. They made making design decisions a breeze because I knew I could trust their choices.”

Carol and Steve Witlin

“I did a remodel project with Loren Judaken of HVJ DESIGN and have the highest praise for her professionalism, knowledge and work quality. Loren updated my home and completely redesigned a room maximizing the space to create a beautiful and functional office. She executed the plans and oversaw the production and installation of custom cabinets and furniture. The vision and aesthetic she brought to the project afforded me the highest degree of satisfaction and her attention to every aspect of the project insured that no detail was left incomplete.”

Marlene and Howard Leitner

“Loren and her team were wonderful to work with. Creative and honest. Our tastes blended. She has excellent resources and is respected in the industry. I would do it again!”


“Over the past two decades I have worked with Loren and Danna as the general contractor on several of their projects and in every instance it has been both a positive and enjoyable experience. HVJ is a company that goes to great lengths to ensure that both the plans and the design details are thoroughly developed and annotated, which makes the implementation in the field that much easier. The drawings generated by their studio are clear, concise, detailed and well documented. When shop drawings generated by the sub-contractors are submitted for review and approval, their comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the drawings, details and the materials used, goes well beyond that of most designers. The comments and collaboration they incorporate into the responses are positive, constructive and usually result in a refined and superior end product. The selection and specification of materials to be used on a project are well researched, of the highest quality and always communicated in a clear and precise format, which makes ordering the materials a straightforward task. Whenever I have had to communicate with Danna, Loren or the staff in the office for clarification or request additional information, the response is informative and forthcoming.”

Brett Harris – Sable Construction Company

“I have had a business relationship with HVJ DESIGN & INTERIORS for over 30 years. I am in the floor covering business and work with many design firms. I can tell you from my personal experience working with Loren Judaken and Danna Vest that they are at the top of the list. They are extremely knowledgeable and handle their clients’ needs always in a very thorough and professional manner. Their repeat business with multiple clients is a testimony to the quality of their work and satisfaction of their clients. I have done work for many of their clients multiple times over the years. They also are equally adept at handling commercial work as well as high end residential. In either type of work they are always on top of all aspects of the job from selecting just the right decor to coordinating all the logistics of a well-planned installation. If anybody is looking for a design firm to work with I would recommend HVJ DESIGN & INTERIORS wholeheartedly, with confidence anybody will be thrilled with the outcome.”

Evan Biren – S&J Biren

“It was my pleasure to work with HVJ DESIGN, primarily Loren. We worked seamlessly together on the Pacific project. She took our project to the highest level of detail. Loren is able to effortlessly solve any design/construction issues with real solutions not just cover-ups. I hope to work again soon with her as she brings out my true ability as well. Thanks HVJ DESIGN.”

Mark Shramek – Shramek Building Co.

“I have worked with Loren and Danna for the last 25 years. They and their team are a pleasure to work with. They have a great design aesthetic, and their attention to detail is as good as you can get. I have always found the team to be very creative in coming with solutions where existing construction may be an issue. For example, a bedroom may have walls of glass, and the client wants the room to be completely room-darkened. This is their strength. I would highly recommend them.”

David Sewitz – Valley Drapery & Upholstery

“I have had the pleasure of working on a number of projects with HVJ. They have experience with space planning, interior and exterior design, landscaping. HVJ really do bring everything to the table that a client could possibly need when it comes designing a space to live in, work in or play in.”

Jason Fletcher – Jason Fletcher Studio Inc.

“This firm is great to work with. They pay attention to detail to all the small details and really look out for their clients. Loren Judaken was very organized which is so important to the success of the project.”

Randi Landis – R. Landis Interiors

“HVJ DESIGN was a delight to work with. They are extremely professional and polished. With over 20 years of experience, Loren and Danna have built a design firm that focuses on quality and function. Their style is contemporary and architecturally detailed.”

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