A Tastemaker’s Touch

Jeff Andrews has a long list of celebrity clients—Kaley Cuoco, Ryan Seacrest, Michael C. Hall, and Kourtney Kardashian, among them—but always focuses on comfort and functionality, in addition to beauty, in order to create a sense of home, regardless of the resident.

Balanced and harmonious interiors are at the heart of Andrews’s projects. His approach supports bold concepts through an unexpected mix of design elements, materials, and textures, all of which contribute to a feeling of warmth and extravagance.

One sees an influence from architects Frank Gehry and Paul Williams, and interior designers Axel Vervoordt and Billy Haines in Andrews’s work, but he gives all of his attention to his clients, who are his main source of inspiration. “My style, and therefore my work, is constantly evolving,” says Andrews. “I’m inspired by each client and their family, as well as their lifestyle and how they envision living in their home. I’m also guided by each unique project.

The architecture, the setting and location, the surrounding natural elements—they all come into play when I’m designing.” In the community of Hidden Hills, for example, the interior designer imagined a six-bedroom home for the NBA star Tyson Chandler—who settled in the Los Angeles area after many prior moves—and his family.

All the spaces in the home feature a sophisticated mix of vintage and modern pieces, combined with diverse textures and patterns. The atmosphere is both glamorous and pleasant; soft tones, metallic touches, and the wooden floor all contribute to the chic vibe.

When Andrews was trusted to reinvent a pied-à-terre with views over Beverly Hills for another of his clients, he imagined the whole space as airy and open with a “funky” base, according to the designer. With warmth, modernity and rustic the keywords, Andrews unified the penthouse with oak and walnut furnishings, including a floating console in the entry foyer, as well as the kitchen cabinets.

In the magical area of Lake Tahoe, surrounded by mountains, Andrews also designed a weekend and holiday house inspired by the exceptional natural environment. He used natural fibers and organic materials, including its double-height living room—bathed in natural light, thanks to big windows—which opens to the dining room. In the main living space, the fireplace adds the perfect element of coziness with a rustic look.

Pieces of furniture and accessories from McEwen Lighting, Lucca Antiques, Jean de Merry, Mimi London, Gregorius Pineo, Scott Group Custom Carpets, Urban Electric Co. and Exquisite Surfaces—among others—adorn this refuge for a family of five, who lives in San Francisco.

In addition to his interior design projects, Andrews has a furniture line with A. Rudin, a wallpaper line with Astek Wallcovering, a wood surfaces collaboration with Jamie Beckwith and a rug collection with Mansour Modern. What’s more, Andrews’s first and forthcoming new book, The New Glamour: Interiors with Star Quality (Rizzoli) is a sumptuous invitation into his creative and visual world—one that is truly beautiful.

PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF GREY CRAWFORD

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