Your home is in good hands.

Your home is one of your most valued assets, and because of that, it is our mission is to create pure lifestyle spaces that are consciously functional and tastefully curated.

Ensuring your vision comes to fruition for your home is our goal. Creating a comfortable space that rejuvenates and inspires you, your family, and guests is our passion.

Our organized approach to remodels and fluid communication with clients as well as the top trades locally create a more comfortable and transparent process. This makes sure that each client is never left in the dark or pressured into a stressful situation. We believe remodels can be enjoyable for everyone involved and our process proves just that.

Core Values

At Honeycomb Home Design, we stand by these core values in every relationship we encounter.


The key to any successful relationship is communication. As you can imagine, there are many moving parts in a construction project. Our goal is to communicate clearly and as often as possible with you throughout the process, so we can make sure nothing is kept in the dark! Oftentimes, we will collaborate with our clients on ideas (after all, it is your home!) and we can do this successfully through clear communication.


We will do what we say we're going to do, when we say we're going to do it. Now say that 3x fast! If for some reason we can not commit to our promise, we will notify you right away and set a new one.

Giving Back

Our community means everything to us. Throughout the year, we actively support and donate to various causes throughout our community. We also have started the Honeycomb Gives Back Initiative, which is geared towards providing room makeovers for children with special needs.


When we are on your project, we are giving it our all. From planning, to concept boards, to creativity and ingenuity, to being there when the paint dries and art is hung, we are dedicated to making this experience the best possible one for you.

Ariana Lovato

Owner and Principal Designer

Located on the Central Coast of California, Interior Designer Ariana Afshar Lovato, has always had a spark for design.

As an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer with the NKBA, Ariana has a strong understanding of design and culture to create spaces based on her clients’ passions and inspirations. After earning her degree in Interior Design from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne, Ariana gained experience by working for different builders and designers before venturing on her own.

After several years in the industry, Ariana founded Honeycomb Home Design with the simple mission to create pure lifestyle spaces that are consciously functional and tastefully curated.

From working with professionals to busy families on the go, Honeycomb strives to deliver an extremely organized and structured experience to ensure your design process goes as smoothly as possible. This not only ensures a better end result but a project that stays on budget and on time.

As another way to provide additional services to clients, Ariana earned her real estate license (Lic #02132011) and is a part of the Richardson Sotheby’s International Realty Group.

In 2022, Ariana founded Honeycomb Gives Back, which is a 501c3 Nonprofit and serves as a way to give back to our community through room makeovers for children with special needs.

Outside of design, Ariana is spending time with her husband, Matthew, their son, Pierre and their three pugs, Molly, Walter and Tux.

Ariana is an Associate National Kitchen and Bath Member, an Allied ASID Member, and a member of the Iranian-American Women Foundation – IAWF.

– Associate Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer
– Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Design
– Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration
– Certified Cabinetry Expert NKBA
– Certified Living in Place Professional, CLIPP
– NKBA 30 Under 30 Recipient
– Allied ASID Member
– AIA Member
– President, Honeycomb Gives Back
– 2023 VFTI Speaker
– 2023 Panel Speaker at KBIS
– Brand Influencer and Collaborator
– Central Coast Interior Design Group President 2018-2020
– Design Council Member for Signature Kitchen Suite

– 2022 Top Influencer – Interior Design by FIXR
– 2021 ASID Ones to Watch Winner
– AI 2021 Influential Business Women Winner
– Girls Going Greater Non-Profit Group Past President 2020
– Zephyr Loves Designers 2020 Winner
– Top 6 2020 Picks by Kitchen and Bath Business Magazine
– Modenus DesignHounds Member
– 2019 Kitchen and Bath Design Innovator
– 2019 Top Knobs Design Contest Winner
– 2018 Top Shelf Contest Winner
– 2018 Remodeler Magazine Silver
– Best of Houzz
– Realtor, Lic#02132011

Design Team

Emily Ladeairous

Lead Interior Designer

Emily is a Lead Designer at Honeycomb and wholeheartedly believes in the massive role an intentional and personalized space plays in living your best life. She can usually be found traveling, cooking, or taking photos when she’s not designing for Honeycomb! It was after graduating from California Polytechnic State University with an architecture degree and working in multiple firms that Emily discovered interior design was where her passion lied. Having the privilege to reimagine someone’s living space and transform it into an effortlessly functional and beautifully personal sanctuary is what she loves so much about being a part of Honeycomb Home Design. Emily believes design is so much more than decorating, it is making the conscious choice of creating an experience every day to choose your most calming, freeing, and inspired life. Everyone’s home should feel like a retreat and Emily can’t wait to be an integral part of bringing your vision to reality!

Alex Scoolis

Interior Designer

A San Luis Obispo native, Alex has always had a creative eye.

After graduating from UC Berkeley, Alex worked in nonprofit Broadway theatre and special events in New York City before switching paths and pursuing his passion for interior design. He is thrilled to bring his unique skill set to the Honeycomb team. Alex is extremely organized, thorough and has a detailed eye that has been a great asset to Honeycomb Home Design.

Outside of Honeycomb, you can find Alex walking his dog Lucy, trying a new recipe, or hiking one of the Nine Sisters.

Tamra Millan

Interior Designer

Tamra grew up on the Central Coast, before moving to Los Angeles for school. She studied interior design at CSULB, where she focused on commercial design.

Recently, wanting to be near family, she and her husband were drawn back to the Central Coast. As an Interior Designer at Honeycomb, Tamra finds herself intertwining playful West Coast design with ties to nature which defines the Central Coast aesthetic.

She sees the value in working one-on-one to create curated spaces that are tailored to each client’s needs. Innovation and problem solving are her strengths, whether it be designing under varying budgets or timeframes, she doesn’t shy away from a challenge.

Steve Nelson

Architectural Designer

Steve has been designing, building and selling construction projects for almost 30 years. During that time, he has excelled as a multitalented building consultant and architectural designer with a unique perspective.

Starting his career in the resort community of Palm Springs, CA gave Steve an exceptional opportunity to work with many cutting-edge architects, designers and builders who were pushing the limits of modern construction.

Steve has called Cayucos, CA his home for 18 years.  When not working, you will find him painting another masterpiece, kayaking in the bay or walking on the beach with his dog and best buddy, Max.

Melissa Castro

Drafting Associate/ Rendering Artist

After receiving her bachelor’s in Interior Design, she started her professional career in Los Angeles as a CAD specialist for a custom furniture manufacture. Melissa was tasked with designing furniture for big name design companies all over the US. Soon after she was hired on at a design firm in Toluca Lake. Working as a designer, she drafted and rendered various commercial, hospitality, and residential projects.

After getting married she moved back to the central coast. She began working as a independent consultant for various design firms which led her to meet HHD.

When she’s not at the office she can be found spending time with family, out and about with her dog Benni or traveling to new cities.

Cabinetry Team

Jill Boaz

Cabinetry Specialist

Jill started designing kitchens in Boston for the luxury cabinet manufacturer SieMatic before moving to the Central Coast. She continues to use her mathematical, problem-solving and creative skills to oversee every detail of your cabinet order. She enjoys consulting with clients about their kitchen needs and seeing their new space come to life.

When you’re working on a cabinetry project with us, Jill is your cabinetry guru! Once your space is designed and signed off, Jill will take over to ensure your cabinetry meets the specifications of your appliances, fixtures and job site.

Jill has two middle school boys, and when she and her husband are not kayaking, backpacking or playing ping pong with the family, she can be found running the trails throughout Montana de Oro.

Reanna Janowicz

Cabinetry Specialist

With almost 8 years experience owning and running her own small business, Ariana knew Reanna would be an asset to the Honeycomb Team. The two of them went to Business school together and then worked for a manufacturing company. During that time, Reanna was in Sales and Ariana in Design. Now, 10 years later they’re in similar roles on a greater scale. You’ll meet Reanna when you’re looking to order cabinetry. She’ll be there to hold your hand through layout, measure confirmation, and install. When she’s not coordinating cabinetry she’s herding her two boys through life. You’ll find her at the baseball field with coffee in hand.