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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 »

Sea Ranch

I recently came back from my first stay at Sea Ranch. This was a pilgrimage to visit the works of Charles Moore, William Turnbull and Joseph Esherick, and… Read more »


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 »


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 »

Snapshot 23

I was walking by the new SFMOMA extension the other night, and inside the window you can see the form of Richard Serra‘s Torqued series steel sculptures. I am… Read more »

Fog Fair

I had the opportunity to go preview the Fog Art + Design Fair 2015 yesterday morning. Really it was a chance for me to go see the show,… Read more »


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 »


Now that summer is officially over, we in San Francisco are about to start our summer, with the fog lifting and the warm days and nights are about… Read more »

High Note

It is really amazing to see your work in print. The current issue of Luxe Magazine has a penthouse apartment which I worked on at Orlando Diaz Azcuy Design… 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 »

Ombre’s Seduction

I love ombre. The shifting color feels like the fog, concealing one object with another.  Ombre feels perfect for San Francisco, which is often concealed in fog, and… Read more »


San Francisco design has taken a big Italian leap forward with the opening of the Valentino store at Grant and Geary. Designed by British architect David Chipperfield, the… Read more »


If you are braving the crowds at Union Square this holiday season, you might want to take a break and pamper yourself with lunch at Hakkasan. Open a… 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 »

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 »

Stanley Saitowitz Moment

There is a building boom happening San Francisco. With 4,000 new residential units currently being built and with building permits being pulled for over 40,000 more (SF Chronicle 28 April, 2013),… Read more »

Bjørn Studio

Welcome to Bjø, an interior design blog about contemporary urban living. This blog will offer advice to anyone who wants to transform their home.  Whether you want to create a stylish place… Read more »

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