Penny Drue Baird, the founder of dessins.llc, is one of the best interior designers, internationally renowned and celebrated for her top tier designs and architectural detailing.
Baird creates spaces filled with architectural detail, warmth, and sophisticated charm. She has a penchant for European traditions and style. She is known for her in-depth knowledge of sources, especially in Western Europe.
Baird divides her time between her offices on Madison Avenue and her outpost in Paris. Dedicated to creating highly personalized homes for her clients, Baird inspires her creativity by travelling through Paris, London and the English and French countrysides in relentless pursuit of unique, fine, antique furniture, objects d’art, and cutting edge new design furnishing that her clients will not see in other homes.
dessins’ work is eclectic in the true sense of the word, blending different styles, mixing a cocktail of her client’s dreams and way of life. Dessins likes to think of its work as ‘couture’, completely tailored to its clients and their objectives. Whether traditional French, casual, chic or minimalist, dessins relizes its clients’ fantasies.
Baird has been named to Architectural Digest’s list of the Top 100 Architects and Designers world-wide for the past 20 years. She has been featured and quoted in more than 100 magazines, newspapers and books in the U.S. as well as internationally. In October 2008 Random House released Baird’s first book, Bringing Paris Home. The second book, The New French Interior, was released in September 2011 and third, Dreamhouse, in April 2015.