Josephine Rooney Duval

American architect and interior designers in Paris, with 25 years experience of residential projects. From building permits and site supervision to furnishings and decoration, we will create an elegant and comfortable home in your image.

English speaking Paris-based interior design and architectural practice.

Josephine Rooney Duval was born in Ireland and grew up in the United States before studying architecture first at the University of Liverpool in England and then at the University of Virginia in the US. She worked with various firms in Virginia designing homes for private clients. Upon moving to Paris she added a post graduate degree  Paris Beaux Arts and worked for several years in public housing before setting up her own practice. The experience in public housing was invaluable in learning to create interesting spaces even on a tight budget.

Josephine has a bilingual design practice specializing in residential architecture in the Paris area.

Our projects blend an Anglo Saxon sense of comfort and practicality with French craftsmanship, all within the strict limits of local building regulations.

Through 25 years of experience we have found builders and artisans who produce beautiful stonework, cabinetry, gilding and other traditional finishes. This allows each detail of a project to contribute to the harmony and coherence of the whole.

The twin starting points for each project are understanding the clients’ needs and dreams and exploring the unique possibilities of the existing space. We take the time to engage the client in the design process from the overall design concept to the choice of the final furnishings.

  • Bespoke, turn-key projects are undertaken with full project management.
  • One-off interior and architectural design.
  • Re-design and renovations.
  • We will adapt our design to your brief whether you want Classical French-style architecture and interiors or a Modern look to your Paris home.