BJØRN STUDIO

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2018 Showcase House

Why can’t the dining room be the new family room, a place where the entire family can gather throughout the day? This is what I was saying as… Read more »

Summertime

Summer is finally here. Time to relax, get outside and enjoy the fruits of our labour in comfortable style. For outdoor spaces, the right mix of furniture has… Read more »

Showcase

2017 was blur…great projects and clients, a growing business, and some amazing travel. One of the highlights was the debut of my powder room at the San Francisco… Read more »

Caning

This brilliant restaurant, Loulou Restaurant Paris, recently got me thinking more about the use of caning in interiors.  I love how the technique softens and adds texture to… Read more »

Little Details

I sit with a copy of several of John Pawson’s books at my desk…I love the detailed, expressive work produced by his firm. At times his work has… Read more »

Swiss Chalet

In the dark, cold days of winter, I dream of settling into a nice chalet in the mountains. Surrounded by snow and cold, but engulfed in the warm glow… Read more »

Marquina

Connecting and working with talented individuals is one of the highlights of my job.   Local crafts people and artists have a thoughtful perspective on design, and they help create… Read more »

Island Life

As you read this I will be lying in a hammock, swinging in the humid breeze of the Mayan Caribbean. A good book, a cool drink and a… Read more »

Chalet

Winter in the mountains, to me, is all about the warm glow of a fire and the comfort provide by rustic materials, friends, spirits and a good view. It’s… Read more »

Snapshot 24

A fixture of Bay Area art for decades, David Ireland lived the life he preached, turning his house at 500 Capp Street into a living sculpture. Ideas of impermanence,… Read more »

Paris Match

The City of Lights has been in our thoughts lately. The city that brought us the Eiffel Tower illuminated in lights, the moving picture, and the Age of Enlightenment…Paris has… Read more »

Italian Design Now

Summer and travel go together, and for me I had an abundant year. Yosemite. Milan. Cape Cod. It was a WASP-y, worldly and rugged summer, and I’m grateful… Read more »

Trocadero

This apartment in the Trocadero by Rodolphe Parente is seductive. Interesting use of volumes and color, combined with a mix of herringbone parquet floors, bronze and Calacatta marble… Read more »

Tudor

This Tudor home outside of Boston is a good example of how to update a more traditional home: clean up the detailing, update the kitchen and bathrooms, and add… Read more »

New York

Part of the appeal of this New York apartment is the expansive volume, rare in New York (and San Francisco). I also like that this was done on… Read more »

Shelton Mindel

You will often hear me say “let’s get the architecture right”. Once the bones of an interior are strong, providing a sense of order, rhythm, function, then the… Read more »

Blue
Bold use of Cerulean blue in this kitchen by Studio deSigy in Paris.

There are important lessons in rhythm and thematic repetition which one can learn from this Parisian apartment: lessons of color, material and detailing. Or one can just fall… Read more »

Mid-century

This Paris home by Tristan Auer is the perfect blend of casual and elegant, mid-century antiques and modern, spare and meticulously detailed. Not everything is precious, but everything… Read more »

Moore

For this TBT, I’m bringing you to the West Village home of Julian Moore, a home which I loved the moment I saw it in Elle Decor about 12 years ago.… Read more »

Bowie

I’m on a David Bowie kick, thanks to YBCA’s March movie program including The Man Who Fell to Earth, Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, and The… Read more »

Park House

I love this home Melbourne home, as it has the great mix of materials, fluid spaces and light. Designed for clients with a love of horticulture, each level has an landscape element,… Read more »

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