Bjørn Design is a full-service interior design firm committed to creating comfortable,
tailored interiors which are a reflection of each client’s interests and needs.

David Bjørngaard – Creative Principal

I draw upon my background for every project

Know. I worked for seven years with Hall of Fame designer Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, after graduating summa cum laude from California College of the Arts (CCA) with a degree in Interior Architecture. Knowledge is the key to great interior architecture; my method is to observe a space, simplify detailing and clarify function.

Feel. I grew up on a farm, where I learned to follow the pattern of the sun, respect a sense of place, and value simplicity, integrity and slowness. The core of my design sensibility — my interest in materiality, sustainability and connection to nature – was formed in Minnesota.

Explore. I have traveled my entire adult life. The idea of exploration, of immersing myself into a culture, is what drives me in work and life. This curiosity first took me to study in Taiwan and Hong Kong, where I developed my cosmopolitan worldview and style.

Express. I worked for several years after college dressing movie sets. The goal was to tell the story visually. I learned that interiors provide the perfect stage for life. Now, when I design for a client, I work to reinforce life narratives through colors, textures and personal objects.

I hope you will join me on this journey through design.

David Bjorngaard

Sean Tryder – Principal, Business Manager

I keep your project on-track

Manage. I’ve held various management roles working in the financial services industry, from managing an equity trading desk to responsibility for national launches of wealth management products. I know the value of money, and I bring this skill to keeping your project on-track and on-budget.

Build. I grew up in a family of contractors north of Boston, and worked the trade as a young man. The details, the questions, the challenges…I’m familiar with all the components of the field, which allows me to help you effectively navigate the process.

Savor. I’ve always loved French culture which led me to move to Paris, where I studied at Le Cordon Blue. As a chef pâtissier, I understand what it takes to make a beautiful kitchen functional. I also make an amazing Saint-Honoré.

Travel. Travel is a key way for me to recharge and invigorate, and in the process I often discover new resources to bring into our projects.

I look forward to working with you.

Sean Tryder


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