We sat down with the President of the American Society of Interior Designers NY Metro Chapter, Bjorn Bjornsson, to find out what inspires his passion for interior design and get his take on important style elements of interior design.
A living space designed by Bjorn Bjornsson
Different spaces inspire me. I have always enjoyed walking into a space and viewing it like a blank white canvas. The possibilities of what you can do with that space are endless.
I never had a mentor. I always enjoyed and admired other people’s work but I never latched on to someone to say they were my mentor.
Any kind of art. I do love abstract modern art and to look at different pop-up art galleries. Listening to different artists and their ideas will always make the art much more interesting to me.
Bedroom suite designed by Bjorn Bjornsson
My kitchen has beautiful detail and accessories. I love to cook, so the way my kitchen looks is important to me.
I find that bedding is most important because that is usually the focal point of the room. Paint color and lighting follow closely behind.
Hire a professional. Often when I get a job I find that they tried to do it on their own, and most of the time it will cost the client more to fix the problem that could have been avoided.
I was at the showroom yesterday and the SS18 collection is absolutely stunning, although it’s hard for me to choose a favorite, Essence of Jungle is what I would choose for my own personal bedroom.
My white furry throw, it’s so beautiful, warm and inviting.
New York and Iceland are two totally different places, however, I have been inspired from living in both places. I would say my New York inspiration comes from the people, the pop-up art, and the entire NY Vibe. Any New Yorker would know exactly what I’m talking about.
Iceland is an entirely different feel, when I’m there I’m inspired in a different way. I am in touch with nature. I look out at the sky and water and it gives me the tranquil lifestyle feeling I grew up with.
Magazines for design are the typical Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Florida Design, and I do love the European Design Magazine.
My high polished steel lamp, and an antique glass, and the book I am currently reading.