MLD Team

Monica Ledesma Design is a boutique team focused on thoughtful, quality interior design.

With years of experience in kitchen & bath, the team at MLD want to exceed clients' expectations by providing design solutions that make spaces better! Drawn to environments that tell stories, fulfill needs, and express personalities, we give clients spaces that function while maintaining beauty and style. We focus on quality materials, attentive craftsmanship, and smart design choices. We encourage valued contractors and offer skilled tradespeople to bring any project to life.

From intimate kitchen remodels to full home development, we value the bones of a project. Space planning, architectural elements, project and construction management, and keeping to project schedules are services that set our team apart. We pride ourselves in designing complete environments. We are not stylistically bound, so we approach each project uniquely.With every project, we enjoy the journey, the relationships, and of course the beautiful design at the end!

Who We Are

 

Design in Rhythm (DiR) is a Los Angeles-based, handcrafted and made-to-order custom furniture and interior design company that puts YOU into everything we do. All of our products are individually handcrafted and conceived in Los Angeles, using local artisans to create bespoke collections derived from the inspirations of our clients. DiR’s approach is to collaborate with our clients to make individual client-centric furniture collections that showcase your style and space. Every aspect of the process highlights and accentuates the unique direction and mood of how you want to work/live.

Made To Order/Private Label

Design in Rhythm products are designed in collaboration with our clients to capture the essence of their style, space(s) and how they want to work or live.

Each piece is individually handcrafted and combines comfort with durability to produce furniture that is as beautiful as it is long-lasting, creating customized private label furniture that is uniquely YOURS.

Manufacturing Partnership

Design in Rhythm designs all elements of our clients’ products and interior design layouts. Our manufacturing partnership with local furniture makers provides us with decades of skilled and technical expertise from a dozen artisans.

Every aspect of manufacturing is hand-produced from wood and metal work to upholstery sewing, fabrication, finishing and more. This additional level of technical expertise and the handcrafted nature of our products allow for subtle variances and ensures our products will be built to last.

Collections

Design in Rhythm (DiR) collections are the consumer version of our made-to-order products that we feel can have another life outside of our private label vision.

All of DiR’s collections are delivered in a prepackaged format of size with limited customization. DiR works in partnership with our clients to offer these products to consumers, and not all projects or elements are converted to consumer products.

TESTIMONIALS

“We hired Monica to explore various designs for a bath and kitchen remodel we anticipated. After visits to our house, patiently looking over photos we had collected, and having long “what if” conversations in front of her computer, she was able to provide several scale drawings of possibilities for both rooms.

She introduced us to a contractor with whom she has worked many times. We did hire his company and his review of the project,cost projections, and eventual demolition and construction were all excellent too. Monica’s oversight of the actual work was a real value-add in the project. Her supervision and relationship with the contractor assured things were done right and when improvements were needed, she got them done.

We often wondered if Monica spent as much time as she did with us with all of her customers. Simply, she was available whenever we needed her advice or opinion. She was at the house many times, visited tile and stone stores with us, helped select appliances and work through the many additional design and product decisions that went into the final project.

To say we were thrilled with the outcome is an understatement. It was obvious during the process that Monica developed an attachment to the project too. It was an expression of her professional eye and hard work. We knew we had made a friend along the way that we’d trust with any future work we might undertake at our house.”

—Mcbeck1

"We hired Monica Ledesma to design our kitchen, We came in with a budget that was inconsistent with our expectations for the kitchen we desired, so Monica provided the information necessary for us to make an educated decision regarding our plans.

In a collaborative effort we got the kitchen of our dreams within our means. Monica was attentive to project details and provided recommendations for subcontractors that were highly skilled and efficient. Monica exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend her services!"

 

Our Featured Work

 

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Charities we love and support

Our mission at Pathways to Independence is to foster profound and productive changes in the lives of young women in Long Beach and Orange County who have been traumatized by their family…

Beth Phillips has been a designer in Orange County, California for over 30 years. She watched clients throw away thousands of dollars worth of furniture when construction was complete…

Hope abounds for families who have increased their income, gained dignity in life and young people dream of fulfilling their ambitions. Read the stories.

 

Our Story

Monica Ledesma Design is a boutique team focused on thoughtful, quality interior design.

With years of experience in kitchen & bath, the team at MLD want to exceed clients' expectations by providing design solutions that make spaces better! Drawn to environments that tell stories, fulfill needs, and express personalities, we give clients spaces that function while maintaining beauty and style. We focus on quality materials, attentive craftsmanship, and smart design choices. We encourage clients to hire valued contractors and skilled tradespeople to bring any project to life.

From intimate kitchen remodels to full home development, we value the bones of a project. Space planning, architectural elements, project and construction management, and keeping to project schedules are services that set our team apart. We pride ourselves in designing complete environments. We are not stylistically bound, so we approach each project uniquely.With every project, we enjoy the journey, the relationships, and of course the beautiful design at the end!