Maria Cerne, Studio Black Interiors

Maria Cerne


Hello, I’m Maria and I am obsessed with interiors. Born to a commercial builder and stylish mama, building and style are in my genes.

Recognising that completing a new build or renovation can often be daunting, and for some, an overwhelming task, I offer a one-on-one, personalised service, to create your customised, dream space.

As a qualified interior designer, let me help you create a space you love coming home to, a space that tells your story, that’s not only gorgeous, but functional and practical.

When not designing, I’m mum to two beautiful girls and married to Michael, my sports obsessed husband.



I will save you time and money

Interior design is my passion, and I want to share it with you. I will pass on my tips, tricks, industry knowledge and experience to save you time and money. You will benefit from my supplier relationships and product knowledge. I will guide you on where to splurge and where to save. No more trekking across town, visiting multiple suppliers, every weekend, for months on end. I will do the hard work for you.

I will make your home a space to enjoy and be proud of

You know that feeling when you walk into a home and it just feels good, where everything works cohesively together? I will work hard to understand how you live, how you want to live, and tailor every product choice and design to suit you, so you have a home to enjoy and spend time in.



I believe beauty and functionality go hand in hand.


I design with intention

I take the time to get to know you, so everything I design is customised to suit you, your family and your lifestyle.


I love to help people

Helping people create spaces they love coming home to is the foundation my studio is built on. This is my privilege and my passion.


I’ll always be direct

Honesty is at the core of who I am. I believe in transparency, and that’s how I like to do business. I support clear boundaries, and honest communication in all that I do.


I’m always learning

I rely heavily on my knowledge and past experiences, but I also know that I don’t know everything. I prioritise learning, growing, and evolving and can call on a team of trusted experts when needed.