about penny drue baird
Penny Drue Baird, the owner of dessins, llc, is an internationally renown interior designer, celebrated for her top tier interior design and architectural detailing.
Ms. Baird creates atmospheres 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, Ms. Baird inspires her creativity by traveling 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 furnishings 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 clients’ 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 realizes 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 also been named to Luxe magazine’s gold list. She has been featured and quoted in more than 200 magazines, newspapers and books both in the U.S. and internationally. In October 2008 Random House released Baird’s first book, BRINGING PARIS HOME. The second book, THE NEW FRENCH INTERIOR, was released by Random House in September 2011. Her third book, DREAMHOUSE, was released in April 2015. Her fourth book, PENNY DRUE BAIRD ON INTERIOR DESIGN is being released by Images Publishing in October 2018.