As the founding principal of WPL Interior Design, Walter Peterson has designed private residences for nearly four decades. With an extraordinary knowledge of the decorative arts, a keen eye for detail and a distain for pretention, he edits and refines every project to be both architecturally appropriate and a suitable reflection of his client’s personality. From the historic to the contemporary, his work has garnered a loyal following and taken him to several states and foreign counties.
In addition to several awards from ASID, Mr. Peterson’s work has been published numerous periodicals including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, and Florida Design as well as in six books on interior design.
Following Lycoming College and work in New York City, Mr. Peterson returned to Philadelphia to work at the fabric house of Stroheim & Roman. Thereafter, he served as a designer with Robert D. Knipe Interiors for five years before establishing the company. He is a member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Athenaeum, and the Rosenbach Museum & Library. He continues to serve as a juror of undergraduate and graduate interior design projects at Moore College of Art and Drexel University. He has lectured on interior design at The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Antique Show, and his work has been showcased on HGTV.
MARCELLO LUZI, ASID, NCIDQ
Marcello Luzi is a graduate of the Interior Design department of the Art Institute of Philadelphia following undergraduate studies in Finance at Drexel University. He has lived in Italy and studied interior design and the history of architecture in France and Italy.
In addition to his design work he also is the Managing Principal of the firm. He is certified under the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ); he also has helped write exam questions and acted as NCIDQ exam chairman. After serving as chapter treasurer and president for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Pennsylvania East Chapter, he was a national spokesperson for ASID and has co-chaired the ASID national Industry Advisory Council and chaired the ASID national Small Business Council.
Mr. Luzi has served on the advisory board of the Interior Design Department at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, on the board of the Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania and has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Interior Design at Drexel University and Harcum College. He is an active member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Athenaeum and works extensively with many charities in the community including the Children’s Crises Treatment Center.
Steven Weixler studied architecture at the University of Kentucky, and it was there he developed his interest in interior design. His background and literacy in architecture helped the firm and its clients smooth the transition from house to home. His role was instrumental in establishing an understanding of the clients’ needs and he translated those needs into the spatial and technical language required to meet them. His influence can be seen in all of the firm’s work, from the architectural detailing of an historic restoration to the integration of advanced electronics in a home theatre to state-of-the-art lighting, which is so critical to one’s perception of the built environment. His aesthetic influence and keen sense of spatial relationships continue under his partners’ direction. Mr. Weixler also was President of the Society Hill Civic Association and founding Chairman of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group, a coalition of representatives from fifteen civic associations that span the central Delaware waterfront in Philadelphia. He was a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers, the Philadelphia chapter of Classical America, and the Philadelphia Athenæum.
Meet our designers
Samantha E. Barreto
Samantha Evy Barreto graduated from Jefferson University and received her Master’s degree in Sustainable Design in 2021, as well as her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design in 2020.
At a young age, Samantha had always cared deeply about the well-being of others and made it her mission to help those in need. As a designer, she has a deeper understanding of how materials could impact both a person’s health and the environment, and is attentive to how design could influence an individual’s mindset. Samantha is meticulous when designing a space to ensure that it meets the client’s needs in functionality, attractiveness, comfortability, and style.
Kendall Bryers graduated from Thomas Jefferson’s Interior Design program with a minor in Entrepreneurship in the Spring of 2021. She was a member of the Phi Psi textile fraternity for several years before becoming a board member. Growing up she had a keen sense of spatial awareness and always tried to make her surroundings not only more functional, but aesthetically pleasing as well. Kendall’s goal is to assist clients with making their dream spaces come to life.
DONNA WEAVERLING DALEY, AIA, ASID, NCIDQ
Kylie Paige Huffman
Kylie Paige Huffman graduated from Drexel University with a Masters of Science in Interior Architecture and Design in 2021. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Shippensburg University in 2018. In addition to her education, Kylie is an active member of ASID, NEWH, and IIDA .
As a designer, Kylie has a strong understanding of how interiors come together, from the architecture of a space to the furniture and soft furnishings that fill it. With her experience in commercial interior design, Kylie is able to create spaces that are functional, friendly, and beautiful for not only one person but for many. Her passion for design is driven by her love of people and enhancing the overall human experience through the spaces she creates.
PURUSHA MOSTOLLER, NCIDQ
Joe received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Design from East Stroudsburg University in 2015. After a few years working as an artist/maker for an interiors firm, he decided to continue his education and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Interior Architecture and Design with an emphasis on sustainability. Joe believes art and interior architecture are not separate disciplines but part of a greater whole and strives to portray them as one within his work.