Cynthia Stern

Lead Designer

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President and lead designer, Cynthia Stern, has been a successful interior designer in San Diego for over 25 years. Residential projects include homes in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.  Commercial projects include doctor’s offices, gyms, spas, hotels and national retail stores.  As an Allied ASID member, Cynthia is known for her creativity, impeccable attention to detail, and professionalism.

Cynthia graduated from Northridge State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and maintains two Masters Degrees from Pepperdine University. Interior design has always been Cynthia’s first and foremost passion. Her journey began in college when she took an interest in fashion and jewelry design. What started off as an exciting side project, grew into a fulfilling and enjoyable career.

Cynthia works closely with a professional team of carpenters, stone masons, fabricators, painters, and other craftsmen to perform the variety of work necessary to carry out her project goals. She recognizes that their performance reflects directly on her reputation and her client’s satisfaction and is happy to be able to provide the finest artisans in their respective field. Cynthia has worked on several historically significant homes with the latest being a Lilian Rice home in Rancho Santa Fe. Cynthia and her team enjoy the challenge of researching and designing period homes of the many well-known architects of our time. Cynthia was the co-founder of Blinds Galore, the first online window coverings business. She continues to run Del Mar Windows & Tint (local) and Sun Solutions (National), both specializing in motorization and custom window coverings.

DRP International Design, Inc. is a  WBENC member.  The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation. Federal agencies and many Corporations request WBENC certification to assure the highest quality of professionalism in the industry. DRP and its subsidiary Del Mar Windows & Tint is licensed by the California State Contractor’s Board. DRP is proud to hold an A+ accreditation with the Better Business Bureau.


Noel Carlson

Interior Designer

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Influenced from a young age by her father’s custom home building and cabinetry business, Noel developed a strong foundation and understanding for the construction side of the design and remodel process. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design at Florida State University and also studied Art History in Italy.

Noel worked for a boutique design firm in Florida where she learned how to integrate complementary styles and periods to create original spaces for her clients. As much as she loved Florida, California was calling and she packed her bags and moved to San Diego, where she is now an integral part of the clever and resourceful DRP team.

Noel loves her work and is always up for a challenge. She believes that eclectically blending more than one style brings out the best result for an original interior. She often calls tile design and finishing touches, such as lighting, hardware, and unique accessories “the jewelry of the room” and they are among her very favorite selections of a project.

Our Mission

DRP International Design Inc. is an award-winning design firm located in San Diego, CA.  At DRP we are dedicated to transforming ideas into reality, while maintaining a sense of individualism in every detail of the design for our clients. Our unique design background allows us to blend and merge an array of cultural styles, ensuring an innovative design solution.

We are a team of skilled designers and visionaries, bringing a cutting-edge skill set to our work.  We pride ourselves on listening to our clients, working with them side-by-side, to bring our clients vision to reality.

Our goal is to create personalized spaces that gives our clients unsurpassed comfort and infinite memories.