Meet Our LA City Center Co-Director, Nicole Valdes Starkey

Nicole Valdes Starkey has worked with Southern California architecture and design firms for the past 4 years.  She originally came from Arcadia and now works for Knoll covering the Southern California market for the Knoll Essentials line and working out of their Santa Monica showroom.

Nicole has played an active role in the Southern California International Interior Design Association (IIDA) serving on numerous committees in both LA and OC.  In her new role as Los Angeles City Center Co-director, she hopes to increase IIDA awareness and drive membership as well as increase participation.

Get To Know Nicole (Niki)!

IIDA Favorite:  I am ‘working’ and having so much fun with some of my favorite people in the industry.  We all come from different competing companies but when we put our IIDA hats on we are ALL on the same team working to bring the industry together towards a common goal!

Loves:  Super tall shoes, a good glass of Cab, my IIDA family, the Cali Sun…

News:  I just got married in July and spent 17 amazing days in Indonesia!

Most Unusual Job: Before breaking into the wonderful world of contract furnishings, I was part of a three man Nanny posse that was in charge of three spoiled little kids… part of my daily duties included ‘exercising’ Rocky and Bullwinkle… the family’s pair of mini Horses.

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