Jeff Andrews is an internationally recognized and sought after interior designer based in Los Angeles. Drawing upon his Southern California roots, Andrews maintains a design sensibility that blends an effortless approach to indoor/outdoor living. His style is bold, but is executed in such a way that is warm and approachable, creating comfortable, inviting spaces for his long roster of clients which includes several recognizable names such as Ryan Seacrest, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, America Ferrera, Michael C. Hall, Kris Jenner, and Kourtney Kardashian. I recently had a conversation with Jeff and he shared the things that inspire him most along with a few surprises, such as the fact that he is a trained dancer. Enjoy!
Paloma Contreras: How would you describe your style?
Jeff Andrews: Exceptional, Livable Glamour.
JA: Not really. I believe style is universal.
PC: What does your home say about you?
JA: Live, Relax, Work, Enjoy!
PC: Where do you turn for inspiration?
JA: Experience, travel, memories, books, magazines, clients, life…
PC: Who are your personal style icons?
JA: Icon is such a big word. I am influenced by many, but originality is important to me.
PC: What is your guilty pleasure?
JA: Fabrics, quality, time
PC: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
JA: Having succeeded at two different career paths–dance and design.
PC: What has been your greatest professional influence?
JA: Determination and good taste in people whom I greatly admire and respect.
PC: What is your idea of living “la dolce vita”?
JA: Happiness on every level.
PC: What can we look forward to next from you?
JA: The future is bright! I am working on a wallpaper line for Astek, furniture collection for A. Rudin, outdoor furniture collection for Van De Sant, and numerous international design projects which are inspiring and life changing.
Style Mantra: Everything Matters
Scent: Tom Ford White Suede
Piece of Jewelry: Cartier Watch
Flower: White Orchids
Indispensable design element: Mirrors
Era for Design: Now
Dream Project: A Boutique Hotel in Paris with No Budget
Fabric/textile: Anything from Rubelli
Hostess gift: Diptyque or Le Labo Candle
3 things I love about my City: The shopping, weather, uber
Weekend destination: Netflix
Hotel: Le Meurice in Paris
Museum: Getty in Malibu
Artist: Franz Kline
Song that Always Puts Me in a Great Mood: Holiday by Madonna
Actor: Meryl Streep
Prized Possession: my dog, Beck
Risk Worth Taking: hiring a designer
Greatest Extravagance: restaurants and luggage
Go-To Color Palette: grey black and white
Movie Set Design: Butterfield 8, The Great Gabtsy, Mommy Dearest
I can never have too many… breadsticks, sunglasses, and opinions