For Sydney’s Marco Meneguzzi, his love of interior design is deeply rooted in his similar affinity for traveling the world. That’s where he gains much of his inspiration for his interior design projects, whether it’s the Mediterranean or Marrakesh.
There’s always some element waiting just around the corner anywhere in the world, that can spark a feeling of creativity. Having grown up in Melbourne, Marco feels there’s a sense of extreme pride in both the interiors and exteriors in his hometown that influenced his love of design.
Marco also has a design philosophy centered on the idea that a home should be as livable as it is beautiful. Timelessness partners with functionality in his designs, which he describes as relaxed contemporary. Specific elements of Marco’s aesthetic include a rich use of diverse textures for visual interest, custom furniture with the potential to become heirlooms, and a melding of interior and exterior living spaces, taking advantage of the climate of the area.
1.Have you always been interested in interior design and how did you get started with your design business?
Yes of course. A good friend had asked me to help them with their home which lead to a few clients and ultimately the beginning of the business.
2. Where did you grow up and how do you think it has influenced your work?
I grew up in Melbourne, where people take a lot of pride in their homes, interiors and gardens.
3. Is there an interior design style you favour and do you have a signature style yourself?
Definitely favour classic and timeless things.
4. Who are your interior design icons.
Ralph Lauren and Victoria Hagan.
5. What are your design inspirations?
Travelling! Always inspires when you’re constantly stimulated with new things.
6. What do you think is the essential piece of furniture we should all have in our bedroom?
An upholstered bed, and a footstool.
7. What key element do we all need for a chic living room?
Big comfortable sofas, lots of lamp lighting, a great mirror and if you can, a good antique!
8. Tell me about your favourite project?
Current project now! For a beautiful family home in Sydney’s East.
Having always been interested in interior design, Marco plans to continue growing his business. With a focus on not just classic pieces distinctively paired with contemporary elements, but also working within the framework of the architectural identity of a home, he will continue to find new things to bring him fresh ideas and inspiration that he can then translate to each project.