Earlier today I brought you a Designer Spotlight on the remarkably talented LA-based interior designer Jeff Andrews. Andrews's work is truly inspiring and never ceases to impress me, so I reached out to Jeff to get to know him a little better and hear about his latest projects and his challenges as a designer. Read my interview below!
CasaSugar: What projects are you working on now?
Jeff Andrews: I am working on the Showtime Showcase House in New York. The room I'm designing is inspired by the Showtime series Dexter. The house opens in September. I am also designing a home for Kris Jenner, which will be amazing. She is an inspiration. Finishing up a home for Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian Odom . . . love them! Designing a beachfront home for my best friend and client Jennifer Messer (our fourth project together) and a condo project for TV host Marc Summers and his wife, Alice. Things are busy around here! I am blessed.
CS: How would you describe the style of your own home?
JA: Kind of a mix of styles. I like to be surrounded by things I love . . . cool art, pottery, great fabrics, and dark, rich colors. My furniture is a range of Danish modern, Deco, and flea market hodge-podge. My home has evolved with my taste. It is almost time for a new one . . . damn that evolution!
CS: What's your biggest challenge when taking on a new project?
JA: Fitting it all in. I want to have the time to devote to the design process with each client. Details are so important. When juggling several projects, which are all at different phases, it can be a challenge. I'm a perfectionist and sometimes time is not my friend.
Continue reading for the rest of my interview!
CS: What has been your favorite project to date?
JA: Designing the home for Ryan Seacrest was an amazing experience. Nothing to do with him being a celebrity but because it all worked. The house was outstanding and I was given creative license and time to execute it. From the detailed presentation we gave to all the finishing touches. Ryan is a very respectful and generous client and the project took me to a different level as a designer. The home being featured in Architectural Digest was icing on the cake!
CS: What's left on your wish list of design projects? (A style of home or a particular client?)
JA: My list is never ending. I want to design a hotel, several more projects on the East Coast (we are working on opening a NY office), and some product lines. This in addition to keeping up with my amazing clients. As I said, I'm blessed . . . and a little sleep deprived. But so happy to be doing what I love.
Photo by Grey Crawford