About Us

Design Philosophy-authentic sophisitcation

Monica A. Nordquist is a genuine designer who will collaborate to achieve a creative environment that solves your space problems and leaves you with a 3D interpretation of your persona. Your soul is waiting to be satisfied, depend on Monica to help accomplish that.

Design Certification

  • Certified Interior Designer in the state of California, #6185.
    Certified Interior Designers (CID)
  • Member of NCIDQ-National Council of Interior Design Qualification
    Why Hire an NCIDQ Certificate Holder?
  • Membership, past and/or present in several design organizations:
    • ASID, American Society of Interior Designers
    • NKBA, Nation Kitchen and Bath Association
    • CAPID, Conejo Association of Professional Interior Designers
    • IDS, Interior Design Society
  • 2006 Monica passed the CCRD test, the California Codes and Regulation Exam.
  • 2007 Monica passed the NCIDQ exam, a 14 hour two day national exam. This exam is administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and tests the examinees’ knowledge of mechanical systems in buildings, ethics, business practices, programming of jobs and requires a four hour session be completed that ends with full sets of drawings, including an ADA set for an accessible area, for a commercial space with additionally planned living quarters. The problem is given with certain square footage and lineal footage, as well as other, requirements. Monica passed on the first try and it is said that only 50% of examinees pass on their first attempt. The intensity of this testing is somewhat likened to the BAR for lawyers.

Publications, Awards and Showcase Houses

  • 2013 Nordquist Design was published in Beyond Magazine in a 5 page spread featuring a whole house remodel.
  • 2002-Nordquist Design was awarded First Place for a bathroom in NKBA’s national kitchen and bath design contest.
  • 2005 Nordquist Design was chosen to participate in New West Symphony’s Showcase House in Simi Valley. This estate overlooks the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
  • 2006 Nordquist Design was chosen to participate in The Wellness Community’s Design House in Lake Sherwood. This outstanding home overlooks and is across the street from the shores of Lake Sherwood.
  • 2006 Nordquist Design was selected by ASID(link) of Los Angeles to recreate a guest room and bath in Beverly Hill’s historic Greystone Mansion. This mansion was build by oil baron, Doheny, for his son’s family in 1929 and is 45,000 square feet of magnificence!
  • 2006 For a second time, Nordquist Design was chosen to participate in New West Symphony’s Showcase House in Camarillo. She was able to design a late teen boy’s bedroom and bathroom.
  • 2007 Once again, Nordquist Design was selected by ASID of Los Angeles to recreate a themed little boys’ bedroom in Beverly Hill’s historic Greystone Mansion.
  • For the last decade Monica and her associates have attended many design show such as the KBIS  (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show), Las Vegas World Market and the HD Expo (Hospitality Design Expo) in such locations as Las Vegas, Paris and Florida.
  • 2008 Monica and five of her designer colleagues took a buying trip to France for clients and were schooled by a national in buying antiques and the way to read the details of a piece, such as location, by its carvings. They traveled in both Paris and Lyon for the buying.
  • 2008 through present- Monica traveled to San Francisco, Dallas, Manhattan, Europe, Latvia and Russia. In Europe, she visited England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales and as mentioned, Latvia and Russia. Her eye has become greatly attuned to the Old World details in architecture and design.

Our Team

Nordquist Design consists of Monica, assistants that are used for different parts of the jobs, a bookkeeper as well as vendors and workrooms. The backbone of our products and services are the highly skilled artisans and trades people we work together with.

Volunteer Work

  • Assembled and hosted a workshop on Adapting Your Space for the Little People of America’s National Conference.
  • Designed and managed the completion of an ADA compliant living space and bathroom for a Homeless Transition Home in Ventura, CA for the Kingdom Center.
  • Designed a new kitchen and pantry for the Ronald McDonald House in Pasadena, a Craftsman home built in 1912. Sadly, the economy and therefore a lack of donations, didn’t allow completion of the project.
  • Participated in Bowls of Hope for Many Mansions.
  • Offered many consultations for various auctions, including the Boys’ and Girls’ Club.