So starts Los Angeles-based designer Jeff Andrews new book, The New Glamour: Interiors with Star Quality, just released by Rizzoli. With A-list clients like Kris Jenner, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest and Kaley Cuoco, Andrews is used to adapting his work to different personalities and needs. The philosophy he follows, however, is always the same. “Glamour is achieved not only through extravagance, but also restraint,” he says. “From the smallest details to the grandest gestures, from the mix of elements to the simplicity of selection.”
Designed for a family with three young kids, this Beverly Hills home features a contemporary Mediterranean style. Having carte blanche for this project, Andrews only had one stipulation from the owners: that the home have a European and personalized feel. The designer started with reimagining the layout and flow, especially on the first floor. He added large windows to create an airy atmosphere.
The theatrical entrance, where the staircase with a Spanish-style rail was relocated from the center to one side, features a geometric floor pattern in marble, granite and limestone customized by Andrews, a hand-painted wallpaper by Maya Romanoff, a table by Jerry Pair for Formations, and a sculptural, large-scale, custom smoky-quartz chandelier. In the dining room, where the family spends a lot of time, the Hobart table from Woodland Furniture can accommodate up to 18 people.
Two big light fixtures—which originally came from an old bank building and date back to 1910—combine with a gold metal sculpture by Peruvian contemporary artist Aldo Chaparro on the wall above the antique fireplace. Throughout the home, Andrews mixed and matched different periods and styles in a neutral palette with metallic accents, adding surprises and personality to every nook.
Adjacent to the dining room is the comfortable den, furnished with two custom L-shaped sofas from A. Rudin. In the large kitchen—now in the center of the house—with French oak floors and two islands, Andrews used shades of gray and cream, which contrast with gold pendant lights suspended from the coffered ceiling, with Volpi wallpaper from Quadrille.
“Each room in this home is a tribute to the transformative power of light,” Andrews says. Upstairs, the master bedroom comprises a sitting area and a four-poster bed. At each end of the room, there is a bathroom: one with a masculine aesthetic (dark stone and hard lines) for him; the other reflecting feminine touches (mother-of-pearl inlay and gilded wallpaper) for her.
“The look is evocative of a luxury hotel, yet it feels like home,” Andrews says. With the perfect balance between old and new, ladylike and manly, dramatic and restrained, this project is also timeless. jeffandrewsdesign.com