JOAN ENGER : PRINCIPAL
J. Patryce Design is a full-service luxury residential firm in the New York Metro Area, led by principal and owner Joan Enger. Founded in 2005, JPD offers a comprehensive design approach, collaborating on all types of residential projects with a passion for historic homes. The firm is known for their strong focus on custom millwork and architectural design elements that work in harmony with perfectly executed furnishings, art and accessories.
Joan first began cultivating her skills during a successful run in luxury branding for Estee Lauder, Godiva and Ralph Lauren Home. As the story goes, Joan would leave her corporate career and head back to NYSID to begin a new chapter following her passion for residential design. Following design school, Joan joined a small NYC residential firm where she worked closely with the principal for four years until the time came for her to commit to her own practice. Joan has always been interested in the intersection of art, antiques, travel, and fashion, so her transition to interiors felt more as a ‘coming home’ rather than a re-invention.
Joan’s specialty lies in her ability to balance modern elements with classic inspiration and architecture to create interiors that are unexpected yet timeless. She believes that a well-executed interior includes an interesting mix of materials, finishes, texture and scale—old and new. With a heavy dose of custom-designed furnishings, vintage and antique pieces, Joan gravitates towards rich, honed finishes and items with patina. Joan flawlessly layers in pieces from all periods, creating one-of-a-kind environments that never feel “decorated”. She is always mindful of composing spaces that balance function with a desire to live beautifully.
Original art and vintage accessories play an important role and are a key component of the firm’s practice. They have cultivated relationships with galleries and artists spanning the world, and have an enviable collection specifically available for their clients. Despite the specific style that is requested, each space they touch feels custom, layered, and unique to the homeowner.
J. Patryce Design has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Luxe Interiors + Design, The New York Times and Vogue, to name a few.