Holroyd Studios

Founded in 2001, Holroyd Studios features timeless and traditional designs re-creating the classic old world charm of Europe. Our design expertise includes Tudor, Tuscan, Provencal and Andalusian styles as well as American Craftsman and Prairie styles. Each window, door, or lantern is custom designed to your specifications.

As members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Pearl Chase Historic Preservation Society, and Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, we restore windows and lights to their original splendor while retaining their historic integrity. Holroyd Studios was founded on the principles of providing custom design, unmatched personal service, and meticulous craftsmanship using traditional techniques.

We have the knowledge and project management expertise to achieve your goals for both historic renovation and new construction. Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.

Tanya Holroyd Stevenson

Raised in London by architect parents, Tanya Holroyd Stevenson spent many of her early years exploring historic buildings in England and Europe. She studied Art History at University of California at Santa Barbara, and then went on to work with local architects doing photography and drafting. Since founding Holroyd Studios in 2001 with her partner Dave Polarek, their designs and craftsmanship can be found in custom houses and commercial buildings throughout Southern California, the USA and overseas. Tanya’s focus on precision work and historic research, along with her personal attention to clients has quickly set her studio apart.

Dave Polarek

Prior to his work at Holroyd Studios, Dave Polarek spent 20 years as a commercial artist and illustrator. He studied fine art and printmaking at the University of the Pacific and University of California at Santa Barbara. Since high school, he has restored a number of vintage British sports cars - a passion that has led to a strong understanding of the historic integrity and fabrication skills necessary for creating historically accurate windows.  With Holroyd Studios’ latest endeavor – unique Spanish style lanterns – Dave has led the way with intricate reproductions of copper metalwork. He is thankful for the opportunity to contribute his skills to the restoration of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.