About WPL Interior Design

USA - PA - Philadelphia

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“We believe in building talented teams who design and execute successful projects. With that approach we have been able to complete award winning projects in a broad range of styles with diverse clients throughout the country and internationally.”

WPL Interior Design is an award winning interior design firm offering a full spectrum of design services, from pre-construction planning to the final decorative details for high-end residential and commercial projects. For thirty years they have completed projects in an extraordinary range of styles for discriminating clients in more than a dozen states and three foreign countries.

With clients as diverse as their projects, the designers are inspired by classical forms and incorporate a vast knowledge of history and experience in all facets of the design industry to interpret their clients’ wishes in ways that are fresh, luxurious and functional. Their projects have been published in Architectural Digest, Florida Design, House Beautiful, Design Times, Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Style and in many books. They also have been featured in several television productions and have lectured throughout the country.

Ten Questions

What’s your go-to classic color choice?
Black & White. They make all others (true colors) relevant.
Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
The uber luxury hotels being built in the past decade are now influencing bathroom design. It used to be the other way around. There are some truly breathtaking hotels out there, many are not in the United States.
Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
The latest MacBookPro. The latest iPhone. The latest iMac with a large display. The latest iPad in any size. The screens, clarity and color rendering are the best. Still not 100% accurate, but the best we've seen so far.
Where do you go to spot new style?
We are inspired by Fashion Design, Automotive Design, Technology, Movies (old and new), ground breaking Architecture and Traveling to very different places.
Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
Always changing, always looking, always trying. Tastes evolve, they are not and should not be stagnant for one's entire life. We take that into consideration in design. We need to know how you will grow in your space in the years to come. In restaurants we look for more than just good food. We also love great design. Eating a great meal in a great restaurant is more than feeding oneself. It is a theatrical experience that should be enjoyed. We wonder why some people want to pay so much money and rush through the process. We would rather linger and enjoy the ambiance.
What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
We cannot select just one. The Barnes in Philadelphia, the Musee D'Orsay in Paris and the Galleria Borghese in Rome.
How do you usually start your weekend?
Out to dinner with family and friends.
Who or what is your biggest design influence?
Technology, it is changing everything about how we work, when we work, how we play, how we live, how we manage simple everyday functions. The technology frees up more time yet demands more time. It can be a source of freedom and a source of isolation. One example, the ability to stream content when you want it is here now and it is changing how people watch television. No longer must you be home on a particular evening at a fixed time to catch your programing. The world is changing very quickly and those who adapt are living differently than those who are struggling with the change.
How do you keep it all together?
Be neurotically obsessed with the details. Work hard. Then work harder. Take well deserved breaks and unplug. Hike up a mountain. Rest and repeat.
Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
Freestyled with groomed areas and non-groomed areas. The rules are there to be broken and we love breaking them. Success comes to those who know HOW to break the rules and still having the finished design be appropriate and innovative, not foolish and garrish.
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