Learn About Our President, Mary Petron

Mary Petron is a professional member of ASID, a state of Florida licensed Interior Designer, NCIDQ certified, and a member of American Institute of Architects. She has been listed in the International Edition of “Who’s Who in Interior Design” since 1985. Her extensive knowledge of design is enhanced by continuing studies of architecture, furniture design, and through the Continuing Education Council Study Program of ASID.

Mary graduated with honors from the New York School of Interior Design with a major in interior design and minor in furniture design. Her expertise in planning, careful attention to each client’s desires, and over 20 years of professional experience enhances her broad knowledge and ensures comprehensive service. Having a general contractor’s background to draw on as well as project management skills, Mary knows not only what to expect during the scope of the project but also how to control costs.

As principal and owner of Petron Design, Mary Petron is known for her work in high-end residential interiors, restaurants, golf clubs, and offices. Mary taps into her creativity to satisfy the interior design needs of her clients. Her company is best known for working with clients to realize their interior visions, either at home or in the office.

All our interior work concentrates on function and aesthetic working together, never one sacrificed for the other. Her projects are widely located, including work internationally in Canada and Norway, and nationally in New Jersey, Arizona, Virginia, New York, and closer to home in Florida and Georgia.


"Mary was a tremendous help making our new house feel like our forever home! She worked with our builder to make design changes that better fit our needs. Her detailed drawings helped us visualize the finished product and helped us decide what furnishings from our previous house we could use and where to put them. From wallpaper, window dressing, and countertop selections to new furniture selection, she helped us express our own style. We couldn't be happier and we couldn't have done it without Mary Petron!!"
Karen Allen
Project Date April 2019
"Mary is a wonderful designer and a delight to work with. She listens to what the client wants and creatively throws in her suggestions and expertise. She cares and goes above and beyond to make every project special. Mary stays within in budget, meets deadlines and is always available for the client. We are thrilled with the work she had done with us."
Candy Scherer
Project Date March 2018
"Mary is my “go-to” person when it comes to color, design and style. I love decorating as long as it’s something that can be returned. We recently renovated our master bath. It was expensive projected that needed to be done right the first place. Mary selected our floor, tile for the walls, paint color and even amazing light fixtures! Mary is professional and good at what she does, We couldn’t be happier! Lynne from Palm Beach Gardens"
Douglas Poirier
Project Date March 2018
"I can’t imagine building my home without Mary’s guidance and excellent design sense. She listened to my preferences from day one and presented options that worked for me. She made the selection process enjoyable and helped me to create the interior and exterior spaces that make my house a home."
Project Date July 2019
"We collaborated very well on our ideas and vision, and it turned out beautifully! Everything went well together and always get complements!"
Denise Gold
Project Date March 2018
"We sought Mary out because she was the designer who worked with the architect when our home was first built by the prior owner. Having added our furniture from a prior Florida home, we wanted to keep the spirit of the original design and blend in our furniture. Mary was helpful, dependable as well as creative Most of all she listened to our needs and wants. The result exceeded our expectations."
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Project Date August 2018
"Mary transformed my 2005 home to a more contemporary feel in my kitchen, dinette, family room, entry and living room She has creative ideas but incorporates your style within your budget Mary is easy to work with allowing you to use your contractor under her guidance of colors etc. Her taste is exquisite. I highly recommend her I will use her in near future for my dining room and master bedroom"
Meg Scionti
Project Date January 2016
"Mary is an outstanding designer. . she is so creative and talented and always open to your ideas. She works with you and has fresh ideas and many great contacts to make it happen. Thank you, Mary, for making our home so perfect! Pat and Jerry"
Patricia Winn
Project Date November 2016
"Petron Designs has helped us with updating much of our townhouse--living area, bedroom, and den. The suggestions have been well thought out and the results have been excellent. We are very pleased and will continue to use their service as needed."
Project Date May 2013
"My experience with Petron Design was one that makes me smile when I think about it. To say that I could not have done it without their commitment to detail, trust and open communication would be an understatement. Building a second new home and living 2500 miles away was the beginning of what could have been a very stressful situation, however I had the pleasure to work with Mary Petron, and she eased all of my worries and took control of every detail that was needed. One of things that I appreciated the most was that she saw my vision and my dream; and she made it a reality. Every fabric, every light fixture, every window treatment came to life because Mary listened to want, I wanted and worked incredibly hard to select my style, which ultimately created 'my beautiful home." It has been 2 1/2 years since I started my project with Mary and I am still working with her on different selections for my house, and that is because I value her opinion and her work is impeccable."
Project Date July 2010
"We were referred by Dreamstar Home Construction, but we were not required to use the services of Petron Design. We decided to try her out on our new home project which has proven to be a really enjoyable experience. She is knowledgeable, very creative, in sync with our needs and tastes and lots of fun. What more could you ask for? Thanks"
Debbie Lalonde
Project Date April 2013
"Mary Petron and her team took our abstract ideas and redesigned our home into a warm, inviting home with unique spaces. The result was a sophisticated design that far exceeded our expectations. She is extremely knowledge of balance and symmetry and added just the right touches to our spaces that created better function and style. I would highly recommend her and her team for your next job. She did superfluous work with our kitchen, lighting, master bedroom suite, family room and overall entire home. It was an amazing job."
Project Date February 2007
"Mary Petron was an invaluable assist as we transitioned from a "Georgian Colonial" home in the North to this retirement property in Florida. Her extensive knowledge of design coupled with considerable creativity-was remarkable. Mary proposed new and unique ways to use our existing furnishings and antiques in varied locations throughout the house. her contributions were very cost-saving for us! Further, she secured other highly skilled professionals to work as needed( upholstery craftsmen and mirror/artwork mounting crews etc.). She was a perfect resource for local retailers who were likely to stock certain furnishings/ materials needed to complete "the look" we desired. Mary has wonderful communication skills, is always dependable and thorough in her work and quickly becomes your go-to professional for all interior design projects and renovations."
Beverly Boyd
Project Date August 2011
"Mary designed the interior of our entire home from top to bottom. We couldn't have asked for a better professional. She was always available and helped us make choices that we were thrilled with. When we walked into our new home for the first time with our four children, we were all in awe. Mary listened to what we wanted to achieve with each room and did exactly that. It's nice to be able to recommend someone who you know will do their best for the client. She kept us on budget and was done on time. To top all that off she is a delight to work with. The Haims family Ibis Golf and Country Club"
April Haims
Client of Company
"Outstanding professional and courteous service. Thorough and complete plans from conceptual preparation through design and installation. Fresh and innovative ideas connecting clients preferences with skilled planning and execution."
Client of Company
"I have worked with Mary at Petron Design for 10 years. She has worked with me on two major projects. One in 2000 was a renovation of an older home and currently I am building a new home. HOME RENOVATION Major upgrade of living space. Livingroom wall was out of balance. Designed and supervised the construction of a new wall to make it appear that the wall was in balance. ( I wish I had a picture of the before and after because it was dramatic.) Designed and supervised bathroom renovations including adding a bath to a secondary room making a two-bedroom home have three bedrooms. Supervised the renovation of the kitchen. Also did color outs of the whole house. I still have the furniture from that project and will use most of it in my new home. NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION Helped design living space in planning stage. Supervised the placement of lighting and electric. Designing and will have constructed built-ins throughout the house. Advise on design, color, and placement of furniture. It is hard to detail all that Mary does for me. She has great design insight, color, and balance assessment. She is easy to work with and is always open to working with my ideas. I have used her multiple times because I can trust that my project will turn out the way I have envisioned. Petron Design gets the job done with good people."
Project Date September 2000
"Great work. Work involved a dining room accent wall with mirrors and light sconces and a custom window treatment over 2 sets of French doors in the living room. Also, some other design touches. All the work was done tailored the design to all requirements. Very professional team. Estimates were timely and accurate. No surprises."
Project Date April 2012
"We have worked with Mary for the past year designing and decorating us soon to be completed custom home. Mary is wildly creative and in sync with what we were looking for in our home - most times knowing more about what we needed then we could have thought on our own. She is fun to work with and have had absolutely not one regret in design choices."
Project Date January 2013
"Interior Designer in every sense of the name: Professional, Meticulous, Expert, always with absolute beautiful results. Most important, one of the nicest people you will ever meet."
Lume's Interiors
Client of Company
"My husband and I used the services of Petron Design to bring our vision to life in our Florida home. It was all completed in a timely fashion. From paint selection to furniture, window treatments and beyond, Mary listened and understood what we wanted. Could not say enough about how wonderful the experience was and would not hesitate to use Petron Design, Inc. in the future."
Project Date September 2005
"Mary Petron of Petron Designs is a professional. Her attention to detail is terrific, and her design ideas and suggestions are wonderfully creative. She has a warm, bubbly, and engaging personality, worked within our budget, and kept an open ear and mind to incorporate all of our wants and needs. Being a designer, she has a great eye for color, room layout, and the small touches of inspired decorating that made all the difference in our home. She has a wide range of professional people of all crafts and trades with whom she works, and she made sure that all projects were finished on time and flawlessly. We are planning on working with her again, since it was a pleasure the first time. We couldn't be happier and are highly recommending her."
Project Date January 2012
"Dreamstar Custom Homes has worked with Petron Design on many projects. Our most recent collaboration is a 7000+ sq ft home in an exclusive golf & country club community. Mary has a talent for listening to the client and translating their vision into reality. Her creativity and attention to detail are most impressive and her ability to draw sketches of her designs is priceless. Our clients feel completely at ease when working with Mary and we really appreciate that."
Dreamstar Custom Homes
Client of Company
"Mary Petron was hired to customize many parts of the house being built for us in Florida including kitchen, bathrooms, summer kitchen, ceiling beams, fireplace, lighting and other details and finishes. When the house was done, Mary helped us arrange and display our diverse art collection and furniture totally understanding the "ethnic contemporary" look we wanted. Mary has an excellent overall design sense along with a great sense of color, texture and light and her little sketches are very detailed and excellent for visualizing what the final results will look like. Mary was also a total pleasure to work with--staying on budget and promptly returning all emails and phone calls. My wife and I are THRILLED with the results and would never do another house without Mary."
Lou Scolnik
Client of Company