Interiors was created in 1995. Fernando Santangelo was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he learned to paint and dreamed of one day becoming an archaeologist.
After moving to New York City in 1982, he began creating art installations and temporary decors for the clubs of restaurateur and nightlife impresario Eric Goode.
These caught the eye of hotelier André Balazs, who hired Santangelo to redesign the Chateau Marmont Hotel, the 1920s landmark on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The renovated “Chateau” enjoyed tremendous acclaim, leading Santangelo to open his own design firm.
Santangelo’s work appears frequently in the pages of World of Interiors, Interior Design, Elle Decor, and The New York Times Magazine.
Fernando Santangelo’s style is based on making the past into the present. With modern-romantic inspirations, Fernando Santangelo’s work is known for his clear use of space and decorative details to create very modern interiors that have a touch of Old World charm, taking a thoughtful approach to color, placement, and proportion, while he freely explores the way in which inanimate objects can enrich the room and the mood.