Our Story

Design Studio on 2nd is a full service interior design studio located on Naples Island in Long Beach California. We are family owned and operated, and have a sincere love for the community and architecture.
Owner Monica Ledesma an award winning Architectural Designer strives to be the leading Design Studio by exceeding clients expectations. She has built an amazing team by collaborating with the best in the design- build industry.
Our team combined has over 60 years of experience in Kitchen & Bath and Complete Home Renovations.
We are drawn to environments that tell stories, fulfill needs, and express personalities, we give client spaces that function while maintaining beauty and style.

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 a service 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!    


Monica fell in love with Design at a very young age. Her Grandmother being an amazing Architect/Kitchen Designer inspired her natural decision to follow in her footsteps.

Monica has over 20 years of Experience in the Design - Build Industry. After a decade of successfully operating Monica Ledesma Design she decided to open up a studio in her own neighborhood on Naples Island. Being a Long Beach native this is a dream come true. Creating beautiful spaces one home at a time!


Jeffrey's refined designs can be seen throughout Long Beach and Orange County area. With over 20 years in the design industry Jeffrey has honed his ability to produce functional and inviting spaces for his clients. Designing exciting and creative tile back splashes and showers is one of his specialties. He holds his AKBD certification from NKBA and brings exceptional execution and high design to the DS2 team.


After years of managing hospitality design projects in New York City, Marquita jumped into the SoCal residential scene in 2016. She is always excited by a new space plan and thrilled at chances to splash color and explore character in any space. Marquita's appreciation for large development projects and her passion for intimate, unique spaces, brings a creative design eye to the DS2 team.