About Us

Maurizio Pellizzoni is an award winning interior designer with design in his DNA. It’s no surprise, as he grew up near Lake Como and comes from a family who work in the industry. Maurizio moved to London more than two decades ago and his elegant work epitomises the fusion of traditional craft and contemporary living that is synonymous with the way Italian heritage has influenced approaches to residential interiors worldwide.

He spent more than a decade as part of the creative team at Ralph Lauren Home, directing the presentation of collections in London, Milan and Brussels. Aesthetic rigour and discipline reined, and Maurizio developed a meticulous eye for detail and a complete understanding of how to create a luxe interior. Since founding his consultancy in 2007, he has applied his Italian appreciation of style and design to a range of residential and commercial projects.

An unrivalled designer of choice, he is behind some of London’s most luxurious properties. Maurizio Pellizzoni has created interiors for listed period properties, new buildings, spacious country mansions and bijou townhouses in the UK, Europe and USA. If an item you’re looking to source for a project isn’t manufactured as standard, he will personally design and create a bespoke piece to meet your needs. Maurizio is also experienced in styling, whether you’re planning a private or corporate event. You will find a selection of luxurious projects and stunning objects across the range of commissions, collaborations and self-initiated work within his portfolio. They all fall into his definition of the ultimate lifestyle: modern, timeless elegance.

Based in the Chelsea Design Quarter with a multi-award winning practice, his black book of contacts ensures unrivalled access to the finest in design. Maurizio often finds inspiration from architecture and always tries to respect and use the existing structure of the space to complement the interior style. Art is also a major influence and specialist area of expertise; he was guest designer at leading international arts fair, Masterpiece. He has enjoyed many high profile collaborations including the design of a cover for Bang & Olufsen’s iconic A9 speaker, which launched exclusively at Harrods. Maurizio completed a BA in Interior Architecture at London Metropolitan University.

What services do you provide?

Interior Architecture, Interior Deisgn, Project Management, Styling, Set Design and Window Dressing

How would you describe your style?

"Personal relationships with clients are central to Maurizio’s work ethos. He believes that close, direct contact creates a better project. He will interpret his clients’ tastes and styles – rather than imposing his own – to ensure a unique and characterful end result. Maurizio oversees every aspect of the design process, from acquiring planning approval, to hiring and managing the right team of specialists, to the positioning of the final vase of flowers."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"Maurizio recently completed the interior design for a 6000 sq ft, four-storey family townhouse on the King’s Road in Chelsea. Designed under the strong influence of Edwin Lutyens and built by the Sloane Stanley Estate between 1914 and 1923, it sits on a corner of the Carlyle Conservation Area. The property is exceptionally wide and an unusual contrast to a classic London townhouse.

A five bedroom, six bathroom house with all the trimmings, the owners enlisted Maurizio to inject elegance and life into the interior scheme. The project was a three-year renovation and refurbishment, which included a basement excavation and major structural works in the master bathroom. The brief was to create a luxurious and practical family home that would be timeless in design. There was a conflicting style in the existing scheme and a pale cream colour dominated the canvas, covering all the woodwork and concealing the 10ft height of the rooms.

The kitchen and dining area was opened up to create a welcoming, relaxing and social space, fit for each family member. Opting for an industrial look with a commercial set up, a white state of the art custom kitchen with solid granite work surfaces was installed. To complement the units, white shutters were fitted in the floor to ceiling windows and a crittal style glass panel and door added to the pantry. The wood panel ceiling in the kitchen was restored to its former glory to create a depth that contrasted with the restored stone floor.

The owners are avid art collectors and with Maurizio’s specialist expertise in this field, a different scheme was developed in each room. Adding new pieces, the artworks set the tone for each colour palette to create an abundance of eclectic looks. New furniture lent elegance to family areas and fabrics were carefully selected to create depth and re-upholster existing furniture throughout.

To bring more natural light to the ground floor, specially designed stained glass was sourced to inlay the doors. The owners also requested that the downstairs cloakroom embrace the wow factor so Maurizio opted for gold and green wallpaper. The stairs carpet is a statement centrepiece to the property and connects each level.

Textures and colours evoke memories of the owners’ travels, which inspired the scheme for the master bedroom. The large ensuite is fully furnished with luxurious sanitary ware. What makes this bathroom extra special is the stunning handmade palazzo ceramic and resin floor tiles featuring intricate floral detail. The children’s bedrooms on the same floor have for a masculine colour scheme with playful pattern and detail throughout.

A basement excavation was undertaken across the full area of the house to accommodate a new cinema room. A large leather sofa dominates the space, which serves as a multi-purpose room to retreat in. Built in shelving across the wall was created to house a library of books. A trophy home, this impressive family house has been furnished by Maurizio to an exceptional level of finish and detail."

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