“I make design solutions based on the needs of the client and the conditions of the site or existing space.”

With an interest in furnishing and architecture, Jeffery Bruce Baker graduated as an architect and later established the namesake design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Working on small furnishing projects since his school days and later working with design firms Jeffrey developed a sense of design that listened to the client and the site. Being actively involved in furniture design and manufacturing Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs brings life to interior design projects. Custom made furniture plays a vital role in the firm’s renovation projects as they play a major role in the transition of the look and feel of the place. 

1. Campagnolo (Architecture/Interior design)

Restoration of an old building always brings a challenge to preserve its old identity. The restaurant building does not see any pseudo elevation treatment and the overall form remains rectilinear and minimalistic. The mild grey walls and the white ceiling accentuate the dark wood finished furnishings which lend a hint of rusticated charm to ambiance. With seating options from open seating under the stars to bar stools, as well as private booths, cater to preferences of all patrons.

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2. St. Regis restaurant (Furnishing)

The firm’s expertise in furnishing is reflected in this wonderfully done up restaurant/library. The furniture, a combination of glass, metal, and wood, gives the place a chic feel. The banquet walls and columns are covered in beautiful dark wood paneling with embedded niches and glass shelves. A curved lightwood bar counter stands out courtesy of the lighting design. The ocean blue themed library with a marble fireplace and contrasting furniture is the perfect place to be when feeling ‘blue’. 

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3. The Brass Tap

The bar and kitchen combine a design that combines the best of both worlds. The stone-clad entrance, polished wood, and leather furniture take you back to the good old days of rustic watering holes. While the open black ceiling with instead of hiding contrasts the AC ducting is straight out of a contemporary architect’s design book. The ceiling rafters, lighting, and wall adornments just add to The Brass Tap’s old-worldly charm.

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4. Vino Venue

The pinewood shelves against the dark wood floor, the contrasting contemporary seating, warm lighting, and a beautiful marble top bar counter welcome the patrons in this wine tasting kitchen and restaurant. The few table tops with exposed planks add a dash of a raw feel to the otherwise sophisticated ambiance. The cooking demonstration kitchen done up in a dominant white color ensures the furnishing doesn’t overpower the activity of the space.

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5. Henry’s restaurant

The somber color scheme reflects a formal dinner ambiance to the restaurant. The minimalist embellishments of the diner just add to its minimalistic charm. The slightly lighter tone of the walls diffuses the dominant darker palette while the open floor plan compliments the space constrictions.

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6. Taka sushi restaurant

At the entrance, along the canopy of wooden rafters directs the eye towards a feature wall with fish scale-like pattern and apt symbolism for the sushi restaurant. The contrast carpeted floor hosts seating booths while on the far end to one side sits a wood-lined bar counter on the backdrop of a live counter against the aforementioned feature wall. Slight varying tones of the furniture and ceiling present a labyrinth of complimenting elements that accentuate the welcoming spacious diner. 

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7. House of light

The exotic pitched roofed twin storey front façade is interjected by a stone-clad double-height glass foyer, which beautifully contrasts the warm wood-paneled lobby of this residence. The old worldly elevation hides a very minimalistic modern abode inside. The house is arranged around an outer pool with a wooden deck and a fireplace across the pool is a glass wall that displays a magnificent wooden wine cellar. High-end modern furniture interjects the dominant white walls and dark flooring throughout the structure.

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8. Playful French home

A huge colonnaded front as well as a back lobby spill out onto the fenced garden surrounding the residence. The furnished lobby adds a transition space which lets the residents enjoy the outdoors. The classic wooden furniture stands out while the light tone of contemporary furnishing blends in silently with white walls. Being true to its name the design balances the French house feel with its playful contemporary elements.

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9. Treehouse

Stacked cuboidal volumes of the Treehouse stand against dense foliage surrounded by serene lawns. The structure looks inward into a central swimming pool, a garden, and an open patio. Huge panoramic windows help blend the indoors with the outdoors. Custom designed modern furnishing and warm contrasting color palettes exude a royal elegant charm. 

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10. Hillside modern home

Sitting amid a manicured garden this modern residence has a bare façade with huge windows that reflect the natural beauty around. Warm wood-paneled common areas overlook the pool giving the place a ‘cabin in the woods’ vibe. While the luxurious furnishing of the private areas promises comfort with a class. All areas overlook the central pool surrounded by open seating and barbecue area. 

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11. Treeline modern house

Designed in a mid-century style the structure is reminiscent of modernist architecture. A little detached in the front, a patio and a wooden deck spill out onto the rear garden connecting the indoors with nature effortlessly. Huge windows bring in light efficiently from all sides, the subtle elegance of the furniture and warm lighting just enhances the minimalistic interiors. 

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12. Tiny house

From its material to its spaces this trailer house is an experiment in design. Most of the interior including the flooring, walls even the kitchen island has been crafted using a stone-like material manufactured by compressing earth elements. The tiny house boasts of a lot more than meets the eye, with a separate bedroom above the bath a skylight a rooftop sitting this is a complete residential experience on wheels. 

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13. Modern bespoke residence

A broad white frame envelopes the glass cube of the façade with a noticeable white and grey contrast that follows throughout the structure. The entrance and the front portion is a formal art gallery overlooking a water pond. The back is another story with pool deck chairs and a hot tub overlooking a garden are anything but formal. Glass dominates the façade as well as the interiors reflecting off the simple and elegant modern furnishing. 

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14. Ritz Carlton condominium (Interior)

With a continuously varying contrast, palette and custom made metal and marble tables against a backdrop of bare white wall paneling lend the condominium an experience of comfortable elegance. 

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15. Historic Tudor (Kitchen renovation)

With a series of simple white molded cabinets and elegant marble countertop, the renovated kitchen retains a classic French design appeal. The looks do deceive though as the classic wood cabinets hide a set of modern modular kitchen storage ensuring the best of both worlds.

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Anand is a practicing architect and an avid reader. He is now exploring his journey from being a reader to becoming a writer. Combining his passion in architecture and writing he is pursuing his interest in architectural journalism and what better place to start than here at RTF.

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