Client reviews

What's it like to work with Studio 291? Find out from the source: the men and women for whom we've designed highly livable custom homes.

Our new home flows beautifully.

"What we love most about our house is how it flows. Our residential designer, Joel Adrian, incorporated all our wishes into a floor plan that works well for the whole family. Joel spent hours accomodating our ever-changing desires! He was always cheerful, and it was easy to work with him. The end result is a perfect blend of sophisticated design and functional living."

~ Doug and Cara Schaafsma, Daniel Island, SC

Studio 291 captured our visions and dreams.

"We've had the pleasure of working with Joel Adrian of Studio 291 on three separate occasions. Our home design experience with him has been wonderful and we would give him our highest recommendation. He was excellent in his work and at capturing our vision and dreams. Our meetings with Joel were always productive and enlightening. He exemplifies a sense of ease and reassurance which is important in any building endeavor. Joel has a passion for creativity and the wisdom to see it through. But more importantly, he's a genuine and honest person. He maintains the same high standards and values in his work as he does personally for himself and his family. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and we could not be more satisfied in the beautiful home he masterminded."

~ Dr. and Mrs. Shaun Scott, Daniel Island, SC

We gained a beautiful home... and a lifelong friend.

"It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we write this testimonial about our experience with Joel Adrian as a residential designer at Studio 291 and as a builder at Island Family Builders. From the conceptual drawings of our home until the day we moved in, Joel was closely by our side with his expertise and guidance throughout the entire process. Because the design phase is so vitally important and closely related to the build phase, Joel has an obvious and distinct advantage being both a residential designer and a builder.

"Whereas the building process can be a stressor to some, Joel brings a calm and can-do attitude to the table. His patience with us was unsurpassed, and our regular meetings with him always put my mind at ease. He is a hands-on problem solver who can see the project as a whole but attend to the minute details as well. Coordination with sub-contractors and communication with us was excellent. His knowledge as a residential designer makes on the job modifications much simpler; similarly, because he is a residential designer as well as a builder, interactions with the architectural review board are much more streamlined. Going far and beyond simply coordinating the job, he makes himself available to personally pick up supplies, run errands, or even get dirty on the job. Lastly, his persistent regard for the client’s wallet is much appreciated!

"Only occasionally in this life do you meet someone who makes such an impression as Joel has made on us. He will always have our highest recommendation. His sincerity, honesty, generosity, and character are increasingly rare today, and our family will always remember what he has accomplished for us. We not only gained a beautiful home, but a lifelong friend."

~ Daniel and Danielle Ward, Daniel Island, SC

Experience with Daniel Island's architecture policies.

"We wanted to thank Joel Adrian for helping us build our dream house. Joel was recommended to us due to his extensive knowledge regarding Daniel Island's strict architecture policies. We appreciated that he was flexible, able to meet with us in the evenings and even sometimes on the weekends. There are many residential designers out there, but Joel's demeanor is what we liked best about him. We highly recommend him."

~ Eleanor Sahn and Tod Hollis, Daniel Island, SC

Joel Adrian was a blessing!

"The smooth planning process for our custom-built home was a blessing. Studio 291's Joel Adrian was insightful, experienced, always reachable, resolved plan changes promptly, and kept us well informed on projected construction costs and money saving alternatives. We're enjoying every square foot of our house, thanks to Joel's wonderful home design visions and skill. The layout of our home fits our day-to-day living, has been perfect for entertaining, and continues to feel like an oasis to us."

~ The Parkers, Daniel Island, SC

See some of the homes we've designed.

Visit our home design portfolio to view renderings and photos of the homes we've designed for these wonderful clients and others!

Or if you're curious about what it will be like to work with Studio 291 on your home, from the time you first shake hands with Joel and Allison to the moment you turn the key to your new home, explore our home design process here.

Beautiful custom home design

image description From the conceptual drawings of our home until the day we moved in, Joel stayed closely by our side, offering his expertise and guidance throughout the entire process.

~ The Wards, Daniel Island, SC