Great interior design is more than just a certain look. “I like working on all styles of homes as it keeps me from being bored,” says interior designer Marcello Luzi, the managing principal of high-end design firm WPL Interior Design. He says that whatever your style, the most important thing is that you have a quality design that fits your space and life.WPL Interior DesignA turning point. Although Luzi drew floor plans for mansions when he was a young boy, he didn’t decide to become an interior designer until he was an undergraduate at Drexel University. He started working part-time at a restaurant that was about to open and, as he watched from the sidelines while the space came to life, something clicked. “I saw it come together and it was enlightening,” he says. He changed his major from finance and then earned a degree in interior design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. In 1988, Luzi began working part-time at what is now WPL Interior Design and became a full-time member of the staff in 1994.
Trusting the process. Luzi says that when homeowners come to him with a project, he tells them the best advice he can give is to know what’s important to them but to also keep their minds open to other ideas. “You need to trust the process,” he says. One of his first steps is to help his clients understand the scope of their project and how they will get a look they love.
Looking for ideas that will set your home apart? Luzi offers some tips below.