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“I am proud to call myself a Cowgirl, and 5th generation Californian. There’s nothing better for the flow of creativity than saddling up to take a trail ride right outside my studio doors” -Marlene

Friel Ranch 1933

The Ranch Experience

We are a boutique interior design company focusing on customer service. We specialize in new construction and remodels for luxury homes and ranches. Through expert design and customer service tailored specifically for your project, our interior design process becomes enjoyable and rewarding for you and your family. The “Luxury Ranch Experience” is the gift of time given back to you.

From consultations to turn key service, we will handle everything, relieving you of any stress normally associated with the planning and building processes.

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Friel Ranch 1933

Family mule circa 1930’s. My dad is smack dab in the middle surrounded by siblings and neighbors.


Upon the very first meeting, Marlene Holmquist ASID will put you at ease with her authenticity, easy demeanor and knowledge of her industry.  Listening to clients and delivering way beyond their expectations is the key to her success.  Her attention to detail is second to none.

Marlene at age 14 on Poco Tommy, her father’s rope horse and one of Marlene’s all-time-favorites.

Marlene started her career as a professional graphic designer and hand lettering artist, expanding her education into illustration, culminating in a BFA from the world renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. After continued studies in Interior Design she established her Studio in 1985.

Marlene and her husband are parents of 2 grown children and reside in Ramona, CA. They enjoy two family vacation homes in Montana- one in Kalispell and the other in Cameron. She is a lifelong equestrian and has been professionally performing with The Rainbow Riders Mounted Drill Team since 1996 performing in rodeos and special events all across Southern California.

Marlene and her new quarter horse Zeke are looking forward to competing in some amateur reining events in 2017.

“Marlene is one of the most original designers I’ve had the privilege of working with. She’s as much an artist as she is a true professional and her collaborative skills are second to none. We’ve worked together on many custom furnishings projects since 2007 with great success.”

Armando FeoreHouse of Feore