With a degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley, Maria Tenaglia began her career designing retail and restaurant space both nationally and internationally. She was a Senior Designer for the retail design firm Hambrecht Terrell International and worked in their New York, London and Los Angeles offices. She then was a Senior Designer for Pat Kuleto Restaurants. She launched her own firm 18 years ago, offering complete interior design services concentrating on high end residential projects.

From traditional to cutting-edge, every MTD project unifies a sum of countless and carefully edited details. Maria creates spaces that are as unique as her clients and is comfortable working in any design aesthetic. She is a design chameleon at heart enabling her to never tire of the process. She is constantly learning and evolving which brings fresh and unexpectedly modern elements to her more traditional work and a sense of classic proportion and bespoke craftsmanship to her contemporary work. Her vast experience coupled with this creative dexterity allows her to create dynamic and memorable spaces each with their own visual rhythm that engages the user.


  • Interior Design, Decoration and Project Management for new and refurbished Residential and Commercial projects
  • Interior Architectural Construction Documentation including Cabinetry  and Millwork Design
  • Project Budget and Scheduling Work prior to Design Development
  • Project Management from Schematics thru Construction
  • Kitchen and Bath Design
  • Finishes, Materials, Lighting, Fixtures and Fittings Selection and   Specification
  • Selection, Purchase and Tracking of Furniture and Furnishings   
  • Custom Furniture, Furnishings and Lighting Design 
  • Art and Accessory Consultation and Staging


Architects and Landscape Architects:
Butler + Armsden Architect, San Francisco, CA                   
Bennett Christopherson Architect, Oakland, CA
EHDD, San Francisco, CA
Jeff George Landscape Architecture & Design, San Rafael, CA
Hertel Architects, Lafayette, CA
Patrick Houck Landscape Design, San Rafael, CA
Poss Architecture and Planning, Aspen, CO
Suzman + Cole Design Associates, San Francisco, CA
Richard Camp Landscape Architecture, Aspen, CO

General Contractors:
Richard Frye, Monterey, CA
John Olson Builder, Inc.  Aspen, CO
Nick Ozier Construction, Oakland, CA
Red Horse Construction, San Rafael, CA
Remick and Associates, San Francisco, CA
Zcon Builders, Oakland, CA


Associate Member, American Institute of Architects, A.I.A
Professional Member, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, ICAA


Member of the Modern Art Council, SFMOMA
Chairperson for Bay Area Treasure 2014 Honoring, Jony Ive, CDO, Apple
Decor Chairperson for many events between 2007-2015