All About Nicole DelaCruz

Hey there, I’m Nicole DelaCruz aka Nikki D!

I’m a wife, mother of two, interior designer, blogger, and lover of all things pretty dedicated to helping you create a home you love!

Welcome to my little corner of the internet where I share resources, shoppable rooms, design trends, DIY tips, and inspiration to make your home look like you hired a designer.

Why Trust Nicole DelaCruz

Since founding her company, IQ Design, Nicole has quickly become known for her fresh color choices, eye-to-spot new trends, and expertise in mixing patterns and textures to create beautiful, elevated spaces.

Nicole’s well-rounded approach to design is evident in her ability to create environments that reflect her client’s individual style and personality. Collaborating with the industry’s finest design professionals, she brings her client’s vision to life. Influenced by the drama, art, and design of New York City, Nicole adds a touch of glam, beauty, and originality to her designs. Nicole believes the key to making your home beautiful is to surround yourself with things you love. She takes great pride in creating well-balanced, curated spaces both on time and on budget.

Nicole’s passion for learning led her to further her knowledge of color and undertones by becoming a True Color Expert. She received training of the highest caliber and learned a simple, yet powerful system for consistently selecting the perfect colors for projects every time, with ease and confidence. Her passion for the environment led her to become Vegan Design Certified, expanding her practice to include luxury cruelty-free interior design for health and emotional wellness. She is a former member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and The Interior Design Society (IDS). Nicole stays current on all of the latest interior design and decorating trends by attending CEU courses and designer markets across the country.

Before her education and professional practice as an Interior Designer, Nicole graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Fashion Design. While establishing her career in fashion she came to realize her true passion was Interior Design. After many successful years in the Children’s Wear industry, she was ready for her NEXT chapter!


I love to share my knowledge and love of design through my blog I’m also a part-time adjunct college professor where I teach classes in interior design, fashion design, and marketing.

When not working on my blog or teaching a college lecture you can find me creating content for my LTK shop, Instagram, or connecting through my weekly newsletter.

Please reach out if you have any questions. I’m truly grateful you stopped by and took the time to learn a little about me! Now head to the blog to be inspired!

xo Nicole

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Certified True Color Expert, Vegan Design Certified

Quick Facts About Nicole DelaCruz:


Inspired Design Talk is my way of talking about the world of design and sharing pretty inspiration with you!


To help you create a home that looks like you hired an interior designer.


For learning and sharing knowledge with others.


Anything is possible with hard work, determination, Google, and YouTube!


Good Design Takes Time, Don’t Rush The Process!


Your home should be a reflection of YOUR style and personality.


My favorite part of the design process is finding cool furniture and decor to create unique spaces.


Contemporary Glam, Modern, Mid Century, Art Deco, Urban Chic, Boho-navian, and California Eclectic


We’ve lived in our current home since 1998 and remodeled it in 2005. It went from a 1975 sq ft ranch to a 3975 sq ft 2-story home (including the basement).


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