Joel Kelly Design is known for its extraordinary blend of architecture and interior design to create holistic spaces. The extremely user-centric approach where each detail is well crafted to fit perfectly in the lifestyle of the users is clearly reflected in their work. This sophisticated design philosophy of the firm is rooted in the personal experiences of its founder Joel Kelly. 

Being raised by an artist mother and close relations with a carpenter grandfather had sown the seeds of an ideology of crafting spaces that always provide a personal touch, especially amidst the trends of mass production today.

The following projects by the firm, clearly establish their comprehensive approach and an eye for detail.

1. Lake Toxaway

Situated right on the banks of the breathtaking Lake Toxaway in North Carolina, this weekend getaway home adds immense grace to this private shoreline. The grey stone house rests on a raised plinth and has a beautifully landscaped garden with hues of brown in the front. The wooden structural elements subtly add to the ornamentation of this enchanting house.

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2. Baker’s Bay

Even though located in the Bahamas, this retreat seems to break the boundaries of expectations from typical island architecture. A part of the exteriors flaunts the wood along with an impeccably designed truss in the interior. The stylish use of steel mingles perfectly with the vogue white interiors.

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3. The Prado Townhouse

The Prado Townhouse is one of the latest examples of an alluring fusion of different materials, rather a specialty of Joel Kelly Design. This project is located in the heart of Atlanta and has won many awards. The corners and the niches of the house have been dealt with extreme intricacy, making it a perfect abode for the clients, a couple, and their prized art collection.

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4. Pinehill Place

This house, located in the Tuxedo Hills of Atlanta has been designed by the firm in collaboration with Peter Block, Architect John Howard, and Associates. Each interior corner of this English Manor has been delicately adorned with a selection of materials, artifacts or textures, while the exterior supports a rough look of old exposed bricks.

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5. Rock Springs

Rock Springs is yet another manor-like house designed by the firm in Atlanta. The house, however, supports fairly modern interiors that boast a lot of wooden textures, stone, a pinch of steel, and wallpaper. This dark palette perfectly fits the taste of the clients, a young couple wanting something discreetly ‘Not Southern’.

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6. Jupiter Island

Joel Kelly Design worked on the interior architecture and interior design in conjunction with the client and the architects of this project. The plush exteriors of the house have been matched with rather contemporary interiors. The spaces inside have been stylishly designed in shades of brown, beige and off white, subtly boasting a rich look.

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7. Brookhaven Balinese

On the unique request of the clients, this house successfully attempts to create a resort-like ambiance amid the busy township. A courtyard with a pool has been used to create a serene atmosphere. The rest of the house is introverted into this astonishing central courtyard.

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8. Sabore 

Sabore, a Privilege 585 Catamaran provided the firm with a distinct opportunity to design on the moving waters of the British Virgin Islands. The luxurious sailboat mostly uses polished wooden furniture with off white upholstery and linen. The day-lit spaces are embellished with warm lights at night, providing tender and comfortable vibes to the occupants at all times.

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9. Wildwood Road

This modern interpretation of a bungalow has been exclusively designed for one of the top chefs of the city of Modern N’Orleans. The kitchen and the dining area have been designed to accommodate the family and frequent private parties; the texture of stainless steel, walnut wood color, and shades of white come together to adorn the interior spaces.

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10. West Wesley

Entirely composed of shades of beige and off white along with a tiny dab of grey here and there, the West Wesley is a transitional blend of an English design with contemporary aesthetics. The divided lite windows and brick exteriors enhance its English looks, while the voguish use of wood, stone, and upholstery in the interior exemplifies it a la mode appeal.

 

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11. Ansley Park House

Contextually befitting in the posh Ansley Park enclave of Atlanta, this house graces a quintessential blend of modern and traditional. The interiors flawlessly explore the coming together of steel, glass, and wood set in a white backdrop. The traditional exteriors respond well to the surrounding buildings.

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12. Paces Valley (Upcoming)

This project, set to be complete in 2021 flaunts its contemporary steel construction amid the tall trees of Buckhead, Atlanta. The fissures in the form, varying plinths, and playful heights of the building seem to be swallowing the green Woods from all directions.

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13. Brookhaven

This nearly ready to move in project in Georgia has intricate details, astonishing interiors, and subtly traditional exteriors. Sure to stand out in the surroundings, the design plays extensively with materials. A limestone fireplace, curved glass railings, and steel trusses, and many more such examples, give the house an outstanding aesthetic.

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14. Homesteads in Blue Ridge

These upcoming cottages in Blue Ridge, Georgia are still in their planning stage and are set to be completed by 2024. Most of the cottages are single-bedroom with screened porches, interspersed with pavilion-like common spaces. Situated in rural Georgia, this farm project has all the properties of a serene getaway.

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15. Steel Life

A tour through the works of Joel Kelly Design would be incomplete without a glimpse of their contemporary furniture. Each piece is specially crafted according to the needs of specific clients. The furniture admirably explores the slenderness of steel and merges it with bold and textural stone or wood.

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Bhavya Jain is an aspiring architect, a writer of assortments, and nearly an avid reader. She runs an informal blog with introspective and speculative content. Literature in architecture has been a very fond subject to her and she hopes to be able to contribute to it aptly.

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