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Wadia Associates

For over 30 years, Dinyar Wadia and his team of talented designers have been putting their stamp on the homes of Fairfield County. The New Canaan-based residential, interior and landscape design firm is known for designing and building high-end, traditionally-minded homes that feature the up-to-date amenities that modern families want. Helping clients design houses that complement their lifestyles and the environment is their mission.

dm-wadia-associates-2What inspires you?
Interesting projects. They need not be large or expensive, but they need to be expressive of the client’s personality. We are designing and decorating custom homes, so every house should look and feel different.

What’s your design philosophy?
Traditional and classical designs are timeless and never go out of style. Trends come and go, and quickly date a design. Having s
aid that, it is important to recognize how 
our clients live their lives, and make sure 
that designs are functional, as well as 
aesthetically pleasing.

If there was one design trend you could bring back, what would it be?
It’s not really a trend, but I am a proponent 
of vernacular progression – the manner 
in which adm-wadia-associates-3 house grows and evolves 
over time. Our society doesn’t seem to 
have any patience nowadays.

What’s one element that every home should have?
Every house needs a wow moment—that one memorable moment that sets it apart.

What’s the greatest challenge in your job and how do you handle it?
The various building and zoning codes can make it difficult at times to design the home that our dm-wadia-associates-4clients want. It’s important to know these codes inside and out, and be able to come up with creative solutions.

Is there common design mistake you come across, and how do you correct it?
I cringe every time I see an incorrect entablature on a porch – usually when the frieze is not aligning with the neck of the column, as it should be. Not only does the design look top heavy, it’s just incorrect, and displays a lack of knowledge of traditional design. The solution is easy: Buy a book and study your history!

What’s your favorite room to design?
The most important room in a 
house – which varies from project to 
project, and client to client.

Contact: 203-966-0048,

134 Main St. #1 
New Canaan, CT

DMD15_CoverAbout the Design Market
The annual Serendipity Design Market Digest is the definitive guide to décor, featuring gorgeous homes, top experts and beautiful trends in Fairfield and Westchester counties and NYC. In addition to this special publication, the DMD sponsors expert-lead symposiums, kitchen tours and other special events throughout the year

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