Paris based arhictect Joseph Dirand is so damn cool that he doesn’t even need an ‘about’ page. Cause if you don’t know who he is, simply don’t bother. Clearly.

Seriously though, I have been a pretty huge fan of his work for a while now. I must admit – I don’t normally think much of designers with ‘consistent signature style’ which become quite predictable at times. Having said this, I can’t seem to get enough of Mr Dirand’s chic interiors with a monochromatic palette, and (very) occasional accents of silver and gold. You can see a few fine examples of his residential work below, and above are his retail and hotel projects such as fashion boutique for Balmain in Paris, and Habita Monterrey and Distrito Capital, which are sister hotels in Mexico.

Dirand’s signature black & white schemes come to life when mixed with timber, marble, pearl, mirror and black metal. Oh, ok, and concrete. But that’s it. And lets not even talk about his superb attention to detailing and an eye for exquisite proportions. Ah, his work is so painfully stylish, it kinda makes me feel sick.

Jealous much?

Who – ME?

Nah. Never.

*Walks away green with envy and slams the door behind her.*



[Images via Joseph Dirand’s website. Photography by Adrien Dirand. Looks like talent runs in the family…]

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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    he handles “weight” beautifully….weight in material, in colour, in light, in volume, in texture…. beautiful.

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    I just discovered your blog and absolutely love it! Your sharp sense of humor and great eye for design make it a pleasure. I just started my own design blog, so thanks for the inspiration!

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    Gaile Guevara

    Love his work, and totally agree when it comes to signature styles. The key to his work is there is a timeless sophistication in his work … great post! and such a pleasant surprise to discover your blog and pins on pinterest! Thank you for the inspiration today!


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