Portfolio: Kerry Joyce
Boston-born Kerry Joyce may have dramatic inclinations—he acted in more than 60 plays by the time he was 16 years old—but it is the Los Angeles–based interior designer’s timeless style that truly captivates his clients. "I’m not into trends. I don’t like ugly things," says Joyce, who works out of a modern, loft-like space in the city’s Silver Lake neighborhood. "So much of what’s in vogue now is borderline vulgar. You can’t just throw a bunch of things together and call it done. If it goes together or matches, people sometimes think it’s old-fashioned, but I have a hard time dealing with things that aren’t tasteful."
Indeed, good taste is a hallmark of Joyce’s work, and this is true whether his creations date back 10 months or 10 years. Today most of his projects are in Southern California, but he is quick to point out that no two are ever alike. "I’m currently doing a grand home in Beverly Hills, a modern stone house from 1939 in Malibu up on a bluff, as well as projects in Aspen and Southampton," he says. "There’s always something fresh and exciting."
Joyce recently spoke with Robb Report Home & Style about how he has commanded the attention of his audience with more than two decades of ageless design.
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