Laura Powell Smith
Atelier Davis is a full-service, multi-faceted design studio headed by Jessica Davis with offices in Atlanta, GA and South Orange, NJ. The studio oversees residential and hospitality interiors, furniture, product and landscape design. As head of the firm, Jessica combines her talent for hand-sketching and space planning, enabling her to conjure up personalized plans for her clients. Atelier Davis is known for its ability to enhance the original bones of an interior with period specific finishes, while also modernizing spaces with an unexpected mix of furniture and decoration. The firm has worked on new-builds, restored Victorian gems, and taken mid-century modern homes into the present day. Atelier Davis’ women-led team supports fellow working mothers, socially-conscious manufacturers and suppliers to create inspiring interiors.
Jessica Davis is the founder of Atelier Davis, and creative director of the innovative hardware brand Nest Studio. With an Art History degree from Princeton University and a Master’s in Interior Design from The New England School of Art and Design, Jessica offers a creative vision that spans across interiors and product with influences found in historic and contemporary art and architecture. Jessica’s Chinese-American heritage, multitude of travels, and years living in Asia, Australia and the United States influence her design process, as she aims to devise spaces that tell a story about their inhabitants and the way they live. Prior to founding her own businesses, Jessica worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for the TV show Bob Vila’s Home Again and then spent close to 10 years on Wilson Associates’ New York and LA teams where she designed many international hotel and resort projects. Jessica is also a founding member of the AAPI Design Alliance.
“As with our hardware collection, our design projects are all about those details that make a home feel special, not too precious, and that give it a livable, layered style.”—JESSICA DAVIS
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