24e Cottage featured in Refresh by BHG

by Ruel Joyner February 06, 2015

24e Cottage featured in Refresh by Better Homes & Gardens  Spring 2015 Issue


Savannah Ga, 24e Design Co. offers in-house design experts and interior architectural planning services, furniture fabrication and two showroom floors of one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories to create an extraordinary living environment.

The ten-page spread chronicles 24e’s incredible renovation of a former worker’s cottage, which dates back to 1868. Local design guru, Ruel Joyner of 24e, was approached by Jennifer Abshire, a PR firm CEO, and homeowner of  the historic cottage on Jones Street that was in dire need of a major makeover. Abshire bought the downtown pied-a-terre to serve as a vacation rental retreat. She wanted to preserve as much of the 700 square foot cottage’s history as possible, while maximizing the potential of the space, making this renovation an exciting challenge.

According to Refresh magazine, Joyner employed principles of ship design -- economy of space and supreme functionality -- to rework the interior. “Because it’s a rental, we used materials that hold up to traffic,” said Joyner. “We wanted to translate Jennifer’s personality here. We tried to make it young, fresh, and feminine, but still solid.”

Abshire was pleased with the results of Joyner’s design. “I knew I was in expert hands with Ruel. He was able to meld my vision with his creative artistry and deliver beyond my expectations.”

The article also includes Joyner’s five rental decorating lessons that make any space more inviting, as well as tips on how to infuse the charm and romantic ambiance of historic Savannah that travelers find so enticing when visiting the city. 

”We’re excited to be able to bring cool, fresh new designs to the historic district of Savannah,” said Joyner. “Our goal is to maintain the architectural integrity and history of the homes in this landmarked district. We always put our best foot forward by showing how you can modernize history by incorporating traditional and new trends into interior design projects.”

About Ruel Joyner + 24e DESIGN CO.

Ruel Joyner’s team is a four-time recipient of the ARTS Award, a peer-nominated award ceremony that congratulates winners and their extraordinary work in the home accents industry. 24e Design Co has won the title of Best Furniture Store in Savannah, Ga, yearly since 2007 by Connect Savannah, and was also awarded Best of Houzz in 2014 for Client Satisfaction. 

For more information on the 24e Cottage, please visit us on Houzz or call us at (912) 233-2274.


Ruel Joyner
Ruel Joyner