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We Deliver A Home Experience That Is Uniquely Yours

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Your home should be an experience.  At Joyful Designs Studio we create artful, well-crafted homes that enrich and elevate your lifestyle. We help our clients create a home experience that is uniquely theirs.  Joy and her team start from an intention of form and function, hyper attention to detail, and art forward principles that are characterized by a sensitivity to culture, heritage, materiality and craftsmanship.

Our practice involves design, concept development, budget management, project management, and furniture design in the Luxury Home Design space.  While we primarily design and manage whole home projects from renovation to new construction, our clients also come to us for design assistance with a suite of rooms where we can be impactful with helping them develop their own personal design story over time.

We believe in sustainable design and work to source from a trusted list of vendors and dealers who share our ethos.  We love collaborating with clients to achieve a well-designed, well-curated home.  And we are not afraid to use color, texture and unique design elements to help make it yours.

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We are a boutique interior design studio based in Chicago with a satellite office in Augusta, Georgia.  Our team works nation wide and currently has projects in Chicago, Washington DC and the Atlanta region. 

Our Founder and Principal Designer - Joy Williams - is a sought after design ambassador and trends forecaster.  The firm's work and Joy's commentary has been featured industry-wide in numerous publications to include Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Luxe Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV Magazine, Sheridan Road Magazine, Oprah Daily, The Wall Street Journal, and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine to name a few.

Please contact us to view more of our Portfolio.



Color, culture, and texture took center stage in this primary bedroom in a 1920's home.  The table is a custom JDS design.  The project was featured in HGTV Magazine and at Better Homes and Gardens..

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This Chicago Greystone received a modern update.  The owner wanted a place to showcase her beautiful and significant art collection.


This Executive Short Term Rental client wanted to keep guests coming back with a design forward renovation.  The property has no shortage of bookings and is in one of the trendiest areas of the nation's capital.



Architectural details, texture, color and pattern delivered style and interest to this scullery Kitchen, Pantry and Bar we completed for the Southeastern Showhouse.

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