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Studio Stratton

Design / Drafting / Coordination.

Located in the heart of San Diego, Studio Stratton offers complete interior design services to California’s most discriminating home owners.  Our commitment to creative and functional design springs from over 30 years experience right here in San Diego.  The samplings here should leave you with the accurate impression that we are more than capable of rendering a design that is uniquely yours.

So take in our portfolio, discover our process, and then contact us for a complimentary design consultation.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Lance Stratton
Who am I

Lance Stratton

Practical, Personal, Professional:
That’s who I am.

Creative functional design applied to every project I undertake:
That’s what I do.

As a San Diego area native, I am intimately familiar with the historical, cultural, and architectural influences of the region, as well as local design trends.  Knowing a little bit about how San Diego came about, can provide an interesting perspective on it’s future.

My training in residential design began in 1981 working for my father’s construction company in the then-sleepy town of Ramona.  As my career progressed, I apprenticed under some of San Diego’s finest residential architects, including Jim Geldert, Don Edson, and Trip Bennett.  I spent twelve years at Dewhurst and Associates in La Jolla, and it was there that I began to focus on kitchen design.

Having mastered the disciplines of my craft, I now work with the nation’s finest brands of cabinetry and appliances (including WmOhs, Plato Woodwork, Columbia Cabinets, and Sub-Zero/Wolf) as well as some of the best people in the business today. My design work is regularly featured in local and national publications, and I continue to be commissioned by many of California’s most discriminating homeowners.

My background in architecture and construction gives me a unique and valuable perspective as I approach design.  I am concerned with material, context, and scale, and I want my design to fit seamlessly into the vocabulary of the home.  As an extension of this philosophy, I am very comfortable working with architects and interior designers as part of a design team.  I like to think that I play well with others!


“I cannot thank Lance and Marcie at Studio Stratton enough. My new kitchen is beautiful, and they get much of the credit!

Lance came to my house every time I needed him, often for advice on things other than my cabinets. He used to be an architect and has a great eye for design. He is willing and able to design the entire project!”

Karen Brailean

“I operate a Bed and Breakfast Inn and was recently told that I had to make major upgrades to my kitchen in order to continue with my dinner offerings. This was a major setback for me. Within days Lance came to Big Bear and drafted the required plans, figuring out the most efficient way of redoing the kitchen while still making it pleasing on the eye in a Bed and Breakfast setting. He couldn't have done a better job and I highly recommend him.”

Johann de Villiers

“I have been involved in multiple renovations and have worked with numerous people building out kitchens. For my personal residence everything had to be perfect. My wife and I interviewed and explored several options and the chosen kitchen designer had some high expectations to meet. Well we chose Lance Stratton and I am so glad we did. We are enjoying our amazing kitchen and owe a HUGE thanks to Lance for doing a masterful job from start to finish. If you are looking for a trustworthy and knowledgeable designer, look no further and call Lance. He is easy to work with and full of great ideas and years of experience.”


“We used Lance at Studio Stratton to do our kitchen design for our upcoming remodel. Lance is very easy to work with. He really listened to what we wanted in our new kitchen and came up with interesting ideas we had not thought of. I would recommend Lance for any kitchen or bath design.”