The Mortillaros have owned a successful interior design and contracting company since the early 1980s. Sharon Mortillaro initiated the business Interiors by Design, focusing on interior design residentially. As time went on her husband Steve Mortillaro Jr. got involved, more on the commercial side of the industry, handling all aspects of hotel interior renovation. The commercial side of the business was called the Drapery Cottage. Interiors by Design and Drapery Cottage did work in many of the finest hotels in New Orleans (Windsor Court, Royal and Chateau Sonestas, Hilton, Marriot, Intercontinental Hotels). During this boom in business the Mortillaro’s son Steve Mortillaro III began working with the family doing custom carpentry, which then resulted in his own business, Fine Carpentry. Finally Steve Mortillaro III got married, and his wife helped create a web presence to bring the three companies together online as Interior Wizardry, a family company focused on custom designed interiors and fine carpentry.
In this business, quality means everything… Something that takes a little longer, and costs a little more will outlast a cheaper and faster alternative. That’s what Interiors by Design, Drapery Cottage and Fine Carpentry are all about- attention to detail and lasting quality.