BJØRN STUDIO

OUR PLACE TO EXPLORE IDEAS ON CONTEMPORARY LIVING
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 »

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 »

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 »

Fireplaces

This time last year I sat around an open fire with my family in Minnesota.  Outside it was cold and the snow was falling, but inside was warm… 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 »

Denim

I’ve been thinking about denim a lot lately. It’s now a big part of my life. On a “stupid” level, I wear jeans all the time: to meetings… Read more »

Art House

I was in love with this art-filled home from Tristan Auer the instant I saw it. First, there are things which I prefer, such as the natural oak… Read more »

Family Home

I recently opened up my copy of Architectural Digest and fell in love with this home. I love the casual ease of the home, especially the kitchen and… Read more »

Snapshot #10

In the ultimate “selfie” project, street artist JR brings his international Inside Out public portrait project to Paris’ historical Pantheon.  For the “Au Panthéon” project, thousands of faces… Read more »

Snapshot #4

Swarovski crystals, LED lights, and gravity.  These three components come together in Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s new chandelier in the Gabriel Staircase at Château de Versailles. The 800 Swarovski crystals reference history,… Read more »

Snapshot #2

This private dining alcove at Monsieur Bleu restaurant at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, is casual, luxurious and very modern. It doesn’t hurt that the space started with… Read more »

Bjørn 101: très Brooklyn

In très Brooklyn, I shared with you a movement that has reached from Brooklyn to Paris to San Francisco: a desire to use locally sourced, natural products which… Read more »

très Brooklyn

Paris is having a Brooklyn moment. You’ll notice it in the food trucks, the organic locally sourced food, plaid shirts and rough-hewn industrial interiors. Here “très Brooklyn” signifies… Read more »

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