Greg Ripa: Founder, Owner, and Principal Designer at OVOLO
I love traveling, cycling, cooking, wine tasting, city planning, and spending time with friends and family. On the weekends and in my spare time in general, you’ll probably find me doing one of those activities. Oh yeah, and I love design. For years, I’ve been an avid design geek – watching HGTV, reading blogs and magazines, and trying my own DIY designs. At first, I worked on the designs around the apartment I rented. What really kicked things into high gear was when my spouse and I bought our first home. Let’s just say it needed a lot of love. I did my own design for the changes that needed to be made in the house. What validated it more was that a contractor I hired mentioned my designs were better and more detailed than some other designers he had worked with previously. That began the process of starting my own business to bring good, affordable design to San Jose, Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County, and beyond.
My goal when starting my business was not just to create good designs – there are plenty of other designers who can create good designs like me too – my goal was to give access to a designer to people that otherwise would not have had access to a designer due to affordability. That’s what I strive to be: San Jose and Silicon Valley’s affordable provider of decorating, design, styling, & staging services all while providing good quality work and good customer service.
I hope to bring my design skills to your next project to improve and give new life to your home that takes into account your needs, personality, tastes, and lifestyle. I will take the time to build a relationship with you and listen to you so that I can provide the personalized design solution you want and need. I’ve worked with homeowners and renters, whole house remodelers and room decorators, newbies to design and those that have worked with a designer before, large budgets and small budgets, and almost anyone or anything else. I have worked on bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, and even outdoor rooms so all room types are welcome.