BJØRN STUDIO

OUR PLACE TO EXPLORE IDEAS ON CONTEMPORARY LIVING
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Tropical Modernism

I’m excited to experience a bit of tropical modernism in Southeast Asia. While I’m extremely excited for the food, culture, world heritage sites, beaches, and down time half a… 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 »

Terrazzo

One of the materials which I have embraced this year is terrazzo. Part of the reason is that terrazzo reminds me of Italy, where it was invented in… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Therme Vals

I’m getting out of town this weekend for a spa retreat, taking advantage of my twice monthly earned #FreeFridays (brillant employee happiness policy, brought to us by a… Read more »

Mexico

Recently I spent a week in Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Mexico, as many of my friends are all to aware from all the travel-porn/travel-bragging I did on Facebook.… 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 »

Interieurs

The design showcase at the Museum of Arts Decoratifs in Paris is worth checking out. Transforming a wing of the building are some of France’s leading designers.  First, I… Read more »

Kreeo

Time to show you some really cool stuff. This line of sinks, furniture and accessories from Kreoo is in-tune with our contemporary lives. The materiality of the pieces is… Read more »

Good Design

Good design should stand the test of time. Here’s one of my favorite projects I completed before working at ODADA. I renovated this Victorian home in Noe Valley.… Read more »

Hotel Cafe Royal

When in London this past summer, I ate at The Café, the tea room designed by British architect David Chipperfield as part of his renovation of the Hotel… Read more »

Bjørn 101: Awaken Your Senses

When I meet with Kevin Hackett to discuss the master bathroom which he and Jessica Weigley of Síol Studio designed for the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase House  (see  Conversation with Kevin Hackett),… Read more »

Conversation with Kevin Hackett

I recently meet up with Kevin Hackett, Principal of Síol Studios, to share a drink and ask him a few questions about the projects he’s designing. In particular, I had… Read more »

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