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Walter Peterson

Principal

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.

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MARCELLO LUZI, ASID, NCIDQ

Managing Principal

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

1954-2014

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

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PURUSHA MOSTOLLER, NCIDQ

Purusha Mostoller received her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Drexel University. She is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCICQ). She has served on the board of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Pennsylvania East Chapter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling and watching her daughter play softball.
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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.

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Dustin Jones

Dustin Jones is a current Drexel University student who is pursuing his passions in Interior Design and Interior Architecture through the dual degree program, while also obtaining a minor in Entrepreneurship. Dustin has numerous years of experience being a counselor and prides himself on integrity and his ability to make an impactful difference that enhances the lives of others. That being said, as well as having a role as an Interior Designer, Dustin is also the Director of Human Resources and Office Manager at WPL Interior Design. He believes that design has a major role in affecting emotions and that Interior Designers have the opportunity to positively benefit the lives of the individuals that seek their services in both a materialistic and philosophical way.

Joe Schatzman

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.

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ANGELICA MOSS

Angelica Moss is a Graduate of Drexel University’s dual degree program, having received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Interior Architecture and Design. After working in the commercial furniture industry she returned to her first love of residential design and has been apart of the WPL team for two years.
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STEVEN CHUNG

Steven Chung holds several degrees in business and the arts. He is the design and administrative assistant to the Founding Principal, Walter Peterson. Assisting Mr. Peterson with his responsibilities, Steven works on all aspects of our project.

Meet our consultants

DONNA WEAVERLING DALEY, AIA, ASID, NCIDQ

Donna is a registered architect and certified interior designer with experience in an expansive variety of project types and professional responsibilities. She has over twenty years of academic experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Interior Design programs at Jefferson University and Harcum College. Her professional affiliations include serving as President of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Pennsylvania East Chapter and volunteering as a site visitor for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
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DAVIS D’AMBLY

Following private study and undergraduate work at the Tyler School of Fine Art in Art History and Painting, Davis d’Ambly worked with Shirley Tattersfield Interiors for three years. Following that has worked in the field of liturgical design since1974 specializing in historic interiors. He won the 2016 Preservation Alliance Award for his restoration of Trinity Church Princeton.
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NICHOLAS JOHNSON

Nicholas Johnson is a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Art in the major of Interior Design. He worked at several Major firms: Ballinger Interiors, Nelson/Pujol Designs, Nelson Associates, Interspace Incorporated, AI-Five and CoreStates Corporate Real Estate: Interior Design Division. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the Philadelphia College of Art Evening Interior Design Program, as well as Adjunct Professor for the Undergraduate & Graduate Interior Design Department.