Formerly Studio 53 Design, One Plus One Design has been providing design services in the Boston area and beyond for over 15 years. As a husband and wife design team, our practice encompasses the entire design process from site planning and exterior aesthetics, to interior space planing, finishes, furniture, cabinetry, audio video to sustainabile design. We have over 45 years of combined design experience on a variety of residential, retail, commercial, institutional and hospitality projects. We pride ourselves not only on the quality of our work but the quality of our service. All of our projects illustrate a collaboration of ideas, that are a reflection of our clients. It is our mission to see our clients unique thoughts, ideas and ambitions translated into not mere spaces, but into the artfully crafted language of design.
Sara Diem ASID, LEED AP
Prior to receiving her degree in interior design from Lasell College, Sara received a BA from Ithaca College in art history with a minor in theatrical set design. Early in her career she concentrated on residential design, working for the Boston interior design firms of Nancy Edman Interiors and Gauthier Stacy. Later, Sara spent several years at the Boston architectural firm Payette Associates specializing in corporate, university, and health care design and as a senior designer at LDL Studio, a hospitality design firm in Providence, RI. Currently Sara is employed at the Boston design firm Stantec (formerly ADD Inc). Her varied background has granted her exposure to many types of projects of various scales enabling her to work with clients in all facets of the design industry.
Brandon Diem Assoc AIA, LEED AP
A graduate from The Boston Architectural Center, Brandon began pursuing his passion for creating and building by working in the field learning the many aspects of wood frame construction. Brandon’s architectural career has landed him in the Boston design offices of Mellowes and Palladino, Grassi Design Group, Tappé Associates, Payette Associates, and most recently as the founder of Studio 53 Design. Drawing from his diverse professional career and personal interests, Brandon is inspired to create design solutions that respect the environment, that is artfully crafted and rooted in quality with a sense of timelessness. Over the years his work has been published, won various awards, national design competitions and scholarships.