Cinzia Moretti
Moretti Interior Design Ltd
  1. What inspired you to become an interior designer?

    I grew up in a family where my gran father was a property developer, an uncle that was working in a reprographic shop and my father is a painter. Hence everywhere around me was about homes, colours and artists. My mother has always had passion for architecture and design and used to design my gran father apartments. Since I was a child she took me with her round furniture and wallpaper shops.


  2. What areas of art and antiques are you interested in and how does this influence you at work?

    I have studied Art for the first 2 years at University during my degree programme and I was fascinated by Roman and Greek art and also Renaissance art. I am Italian, hence every time I create a room I am influenced by Italian art and the famous artists that we had in our culture. I often like to create a feature wall and use it as a canvas. It is fantastic how just a wall can change a room.


  3. Are there any specific sources, trends and historical eras that you often draw inspiration from?

    I love sculpture and paintings. I can spend hours looking at a Titian, Brunelleschi, Veronese or Caravaggio paintings. Many times I have got inspired in the way they use colours. Also In many of my design schemes I loved using symmetry and patterns that recall Roman villas. I adore being able to use mosaic and statues in my interiors.


  4. There has been a trend towards mixing old with new in the past decade, has this helped you in your advice to clients?

    I think that mixing the old with new is fantastic. It can create such beautiful design effect. A room with just modern furniture and accessories can look boring. Adding even just one antique piece will create interest and balance. Imagine you have an antique statue, just adding a good lighting effect that suddenly will become the perfect combination of old and new and be the key item of the house.


  5. What top tip would you have for those interested in sourcing and adding antiques to their home?

    Do not be afraid to get something that you like just because you think you do not have space in your home or it clashes with your furniture. Be brave in your design and if you love the antique item just get it. You will regret if you don’t.