With a background in fashion and textiles, I approach interior design in much the same way I would create an outfit. I start by considering function and design goals. I then work with clients to define a style that makes them feel like their most confident selves. Often, I identify one or two eye-catching pieces that I center the entire concept around. Then I build upon foundational elements that never go out of style. Along the way, I throw on fantastic accessories—lighting, trim, and window coverings,—details that make the final look feel polished and complete, like a great bag or a red lip.
I believe you don’t have to sacrifice style or luxury to have a home that works for real life.
As the mother of three boys, I know how important it is for interior design to be durable, hardwearing, and comfortable for the entire family. As a stylist, perfectionist, and admirer of beauty in all its forms, I’m committed to creating refined spaces with special details that take your breath away.
Drawing inspiration from favorite destinations like Paris and Rome, my designs always feature a touch of the traditional. I believe materials like marble, architectural details like panel molding, and luxe fabrics with heritage prints lend a home a sense of timelessness. Clean lines, edited color stories, and plenty of custom built-ins keep my concepts feeling fresh, modern, and totally liveable.
I ’m here to show you that designing your dream home doesn’t have to be a stressful, all-consuming process. In the right hands and with a clear creative vision, it can be an exciting, joyful, and life-affirming journey for you and your family. So, let’s get started. Let’s elevate your everyday through the power of expert interior design.
What Clients Say
"The best decision by far was to hire Maria DeCotiis..."
“When it came to building our new home, we had a million decisions to make and the best decision by far was to hire Maria DeCotiis. She has been invaluable to us throughout the whole building process. Her patience, openness, honesty and, above all, incredible taste have made our dream home come to life.”
"She was professional honest & extremely easy to work with..."
“Maria created space that we would never have envisioned in our home. She has an amazing unique sense that allowed her to develop our home that was beyond our wildest dreams. She was professional, honest, and extremely easy to work with throughout the entire process. She considered all of our needs and incorporated everything we asked for and more.”
"She brought so much creativity & elegance..."
“The idea of building our own house seemed so exciting until we got lost amongst the many design choices and financial decisions that went with those choices. Maria not only helped us work towards our style preferences, she kept us within the budget set...She brought so much creativity and elegance to a project that started ordinary but became a home with the “wow” factor.”
"Maria has an amazing vision..."
“[Maria] has an amazing vision and understanding for her clients’ needs and style. I am in love with every room in my home and am in awe of the small details that she has thought of.”
"A look that I admired but could not create myself..."
“When I downsized into my place, none of my old stuff fit or looked good. I wanted a functional new home that looked great. Maria did the floor plan and sourced the furniture and accessories. She dragged me into the new millennium with a look that I admired but could not create myself...I think I saved money by hiring her because I didn’t waste money buying stuff that ultimately wouldn’t be right.”
"An outstanding job. She has a unique ability to figure out your style..."
“We downsized into a brand new duplex and needed help to decorate the main floor, master bedroom and bathroom...From the very first meeting we knew that Maria was going to do an outstanding job. She has a unique ability to figure out your style and what colours, fabric and furniture will fit beautifully into your living space. We now have a very cozy, warm and welcoming home that is a delight every time we open the door. I have had so many compliments on all aspects of Maria's design... She was an absolute delight to work with throughout the entire project.”
"Maria is very organized & professional..."
“Maria is very organized and professional. She listened to what my objectives were for the home and then followed up with great ideas and suggestions. Our meetings were productive and her follow through is excellent.”