Rave Reviews

We just located Marlene’s Houzz account and noticed some familiar cast glass products and remembered how professional, detail-oriented, talented and what a pleasure to work with she is. We highly recommend Marlene as a designer to those looking for someone to make their vision a reality.

Cast Glass Images Inc.10/27/14

Working with Marlene over the past 15 years has been an amazing experience. Marlene really enjoys what she does which can be seen in her work. I would highly recommend Marlene to anyone looking for an interior designer.

Tazz Lighting, Inc3/31/14

I have worked with Marlene for over 15 years, and besides being a great friend she is truly a professional.

We work closely with many designers with many different skill levels. Marlene ranks at the top of all! Her clients speak of how easy she is to work with and of the great results she brings to their homes.

Chuck Clayton, Owner DE/MAR, Wholesale Flooring to the Trade11/20/13

Marlene Holmquist was a wonderful guide and resource when we furnished the interior of our newly built custom home. She truly listened to us and helped us to achieve the perfect blend of beauty and function that fit our family and that we still love!
Marlene is extremely creative, technically knowledgeable and skilled. She and her team were organized and kept things on track and on schedule, communicating well with us and all the vendors and installers. We only wish we had known her sooner in order to utilized her talents in assisting with the design of our home before construction.
We definitely plan to employ Marlene for our future design projects and highly recommend her to anyone!


Marlene is one of the most original designers I’ve had the privilege of working with. She’s as much an artist as she is a true professional and her collaborative skills are second to none. We’ve worked together on many custom furnishings projects since 2007 with great success.

Armando Feore, House of Feore11/7/13

As a faux finisher I had the pleasure of working with Marlene on several occasions. She is a well prepared, knowledgeable, reliable, cheerful and sensitive professional designer. I truly appreciate working with Marlene.


Hired Marlene to design a living space to better accommodate our growing family. She took her time and went over every detail, even though we were very hard to please..she exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend her to any of our friends and family.
Thanks again !!


Marlene is talented, respectful, innovative and thinks out of the box. As an independent representative I have known Marlene since 2003. She has a wonderful ability to interpret client needs , project manage and deliver award winning designs. She has a love and passion that is reflected in the quality of her work, her attention to detail, and most importantly, how she works with the client. A true professional .


Marlene is one of the most professional interior designers I have ever met. Her work is above the top. I would recommend her to any potential person looking to remodel, build or redecorate.


My name is Scott Vickery and I sell appliances and bathroom fixtures at Kiva Kitchen & Bath in San Diego. I have known and worked with Marlene Holmquist on multiple projects over the last 10 to 15 years. She is, as I like to say, “a designer who gets it.” She understands the building process and knows how things work together. I have always been impressed with her eye to detail and her design sensibilities, whether it be a modern/contemporary, traditional, or a country/ranch style.


Always a great pleasure working with Marlene on several of her high end residential projects with her unique vision in design concepts.

Gallerie Rafael10/25/13

I have had the pleasure of working with Marlene on many projects over the years fabricating the motorized custom window coverings she has designed. I enjoy being apart of her projects since the end result has always been one that we are all so proud of.