Viola Interior Design, L.L.C. is an award winning boutique firm and has been designing distinctive homes for years. Principal, Maria Viola-Kuttruff, Allied ASID, believes in helping clients understand the importance of warm, inviting spaces that look beautiful and function well. This is done for each client's particular needs and aesthetic.
Maria brings a unique perspective that stems from her expertise with color, custom designs and knowledge of design history. Developing long lasting relationships has enabled her to take clients through multiple projects.
Maria received her Master's degree in Interior Architecture and Design from Drexel University. Today she teaches design at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, remaining grounded in academia but alive to new trends.
Her work has ranged from custom furniture designs to office spaces to the renovation of entire residences. As part of Philadelphia's new guard of interior designers, she has the ability to combine modern and traditional - balancing scale and proportion - always with a twist that raises it above the ordinary. With humor, knowledge, and the ability to uncover a client's own sense of style, she partners with clients to affect change in their lives.
Maria is active in the American Society of Interior Designers, PA East Chapter and is Past President of its Board of Directors. She is the past recipient of two Chapter Awards; the Educator Award and the Presidential Citation and an IDA Philadelphia award for custom design of gates for a client’s home. Maria also sits on the board of Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia and co-chairs its annual Twilight In The Garden Fundraising event.