Emmy Award-winning designer Kerry Joyce is known for the refined elegance and quiet classicism that unite his varied houses and interiors, as well as his collections of textiles, furniture, lighting, and rugs.
By Kerry Joyce
Foreword by Whitney Robinson
Emmy Award-winning designer Kerry Joyce is known for the refined elegance and quiet classicism that unite his varied houses and interiors, as well as his collections of textiles, furniture, lighting, and rugs. His debut book spans a fascinating career, celebrating an impeccable, warm design sense that seeks always to turn houses into homes—to achieve the Intangible through the creation of tranquility and balance. The book covers eight homes in a surprising range of styles, from modern to traditional, urban to rustic, period restorations to entirely newly imagined houses that feel as though they are just as authentic. In addition, a charming introduction describes Joyce’s unusual path to becoming a designer, with thoughtful essays on each part of his work, from houses to interiors to his products. A special view into the creative process of an influential and multi-talented designer.
A master of crafting beautiful homes, Kerry Joyce is recognized as one of the top designers in the country. He has received notable acclaim throughout his career for his unique and unparalleled design sense, seamlessly marrying fine materials, clean lines, sophisticated textures, and knowing detail into exquisite interiors and houses across stylistic boundaries. Joyce has also channeled his diverse talents into a group of highly regarded home furnishing collections, including the hallmark Kerry Joyce Textiles. With offices in Los Angeles and Connecticut, his firm, Kerry Joyce Associates, offers a comprehensive approach to design and consulting, creating a richly personal and customized sensibility on each project for his sophisticated clientele.
“His fabrics, his furniture, his interiors - they all have a certain je ne sais quoi. Now Kerry Joyce, in his first book, sheds light on the intangible, taking readers through eight projects in which his quiet classicism turned mere houses into homes. You’ll want to jump right in - but don’t skip the introduction. Joyce (did know he won an Emmy?) talks about his unusual career path and describes all aspects of his work including product design.” – Traditional Home
“The Intangible is overwhelmingly beautiful and pleasurable – A masterful work. His vibe, his talent is absolutely POURED into it – every page just beams! The photography is sublime and when paired with Joyce's stories (and his voice) and the textiles, it's personal and thorough; really impressive. Books like this are hard to do.“ – Sophie Donelson, Editor in Chief, House Beautiful
"Upon reading Kerry Joyce's new book, The Intangible, he makes the convincing point that his palette of materials and colors results in something that might be called the intangible, a sense of tranquility and balance in rooms that is discernible but not tactile, experienced but not visible. In this compelling book, which reads in part like an autobiography, the reader comes away knowing how he designs, what he thinks about design, and why his loyal clients continue to commission him." - Pamela Pierce, Editor in Chief, Milieu
"To those in the design world, it seems like Kerry Joyce has done it all. Besides conjuring warm, serene homes for his discerning clients, the Los Angeles–based designer has lent his eye to textiles, furniture, lighting, and rugs….. But somehow, there's one thing this multi-hyphenate talent hadn't found time for: A book. That is, until now; The Intangible, Joyce's debut book, comes out next month. One thing it proves? There are perks to waiting for your debut. A combination of featured homes (eight in total, ranging widely in style), essays on Joyce's various creative outlets, and a retrospective introduction that outlines his career beginnings make for a holistic representation of a creative force whose work spans many fields." - Architectural Digest