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Kelly DeVore
Kimarie Martin Photography

Columbus College of Art & Design faculty are expert instructors who work hard in the classroom and out, logging time teaching and also remaining active in their creative pursuits. One recent example of this is Idyll Reserve, a vacation rental cofounded by Interior Architecture & Design Associate Professor and Chair Kelly DeVore, which opened in 2021 in the lush Hocking Hills area. Kelly DeVore; along with her husband Jay DeVore, an urban residential real estate developer; and her sister-in-law Laura DeVore, who brought a background in hospitality operations, worked together on the project, which was designed with an emphasis on sustainability along with contemporary good looks.And Idyll Reserve has quickly become a hit. The five-unit luxury rental destination, located in a region more known for rustic lodges and hunting cabins, recently picked up coverage from Columbus Monthly magazine, which noted that it offers “a new kind of Hocking Hills vacation.” Read more here

Intro image Credit: Diana Paulson, Linea Photo