Jacksonville based interior decorator Kelly B. Cook has been designing and decorating comfortable and sophisticated spaces since 2006. Her fresh take on traditional design comes from the versatile background in the business over the past 12 years. With both a degree in Psychology and Interior Design, she found her passion in creating beautiful homes for the clients she works for.
Kelly started her design career with Phoebe Howard, the South’s most well known decorator. She assisted Phoebe on several projects around the country and on the opening of her Max and Co. store in Atlanta and the Mrs. Howard and Max and Co. in Charlotte. With the Howard’s, Kelly developed a foundational understanding of design and cultivated a timeless aesthetic as well as an appreciation for the stories behind antiques and the works of great designers.
In 2013, Kelly joined the design team of HGTV’s Dream Homes, Smart Homes and Urban Oasis traveling around the country under the direction of Linda Woodrum and Jack Thomasson from HGTV. Working with some of the top architects and builders in the country, such as Patrick Ahearn and Ward Young, Kelly expanded her design aesthetic outside of Florida as projects ranged from Lake Tahoe, to Austin Texas to the great island of Martha’s Vineyard. From the incredible talent of Linda Woodrum, she developed a strong love for this industry and an even deeper passion for traveling.
After working with HGTV, Kelly joined a large interior design firm in Northeast Florida, designing and creating high end, custom homes. It gave Kelly a breadth of appreciation for the construction process while working with some of Florida’s top architects and builders.
In 2017 she decided to open her own design firm, Orangerie Home, to share her love of comfortable yet sophisticated interiors with her clients. She believes everyone should have a beautiful home, regardless of budget and a home that is livable and timeless should be a part of everyone’s story.
“You want a wonderful, beautiful home that is uniquely you and your family in style, comfort and livability. You want the design process to be professional, budgets respected and expectations met. And you want to have a great time during the process. Kelly Cook of Orangerie Home is the designer who will do this all for you. She is so amazingly talented, a total professional and so much fun. I loved working with her on a professional level and I was always impressed with her approach, her commitment and her enthusiasm”