For all the options afforded by an exhaustive, soup-to-nuts structure task, from time to time the path of the very least resistance is the fastest street to domestic bliss. Interior designer Jeff Andrews’s non permanent household in the Wonder Mile community of Los Angeles is a case in place. Right after Andrews married casting director Ken Miller, the few obtained a new residence and began producing options for an elaborate renovation. Although that multiyear endeavor unfolded, they moved into a basic L.A. 1930s Spanish-style duplex.
“The spot was so straightforward, so beautiful. The first stenciled wooden beams had a historic vibe that felt extremely peaceful and welcoming,” says Andrews, whose star-studded consumer listing includes Lady Gaga, Kaley Cuoco, and a host of Kardashians and Jenners. “I just moved my things in and, miraculously, it all healthy flawlessly. I drank a good deal of wine, shifted pieces close to, played with the artwork hanging, and set a clean eye on things I have owned for decades,” he adds.
Andrews’s artwork collection—which contains dozens of abstract paintings by equally pedigreed and nameless artists, as well as a substantial cache of modern day photography—seems as if it had been acquired particularly for the designer’s new home. “It was uncanny how snug and appropriate all the parts felt in this area. The older works are closer to the time period of the architecture, and the extra modern parts create a little bit of welcome aesthetic tension. At the stop of the day, I didn’t want to do a straight interval inside of any particular period of time,” Andrews states.
Given that big modifications to the house have been not permitted, nor specially preferred, Andrews just gave the position a new coat of white paint—the walls experienced been a buttery yellow—and replaced the hodgepodge of present sconces with one particular thoroughly clean, tranquil fixture sympathetic to the time period architecture. “It’s so liberating to convey to yourself that everything’s fundamentally fantastic. The past issue I essential was a further important task,” the designer explains.
In the living home, Andrews put a tailor made sofa covered in an Hermès fabric with a pair of lounge chairs from his assortment for A. Rudin. The dining chairs, matched with a rugged Atlantis chain desk by Formations, represent yet another variety from the designer’s A. Rudin offering. In the breakfast room, chairs by Roy McMakin surround a traditional Saarinen desk beneath a capiz-shell hanging lamp. “I’ve experienced those McMakin chairs for several years, and they by no means glance dated or exhausted. This is the fourth time I have refinished them in a unique shade,” Andrews notes.
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A vintage Art Deco table now serves as the designer’s desk, backed by a shallow alcove jam-packed with dozens of ceramic vessels, all in the exact earthy palette. In the kitchen area, an additional alcove is chockablock with white ceramics, which include a trove of signature Astier de Villatte serving ware. “I’m often purchasing ceramics. They are my hoarding obsession. But I tried to edit and pare down the groupings. The alcoves absorbed them in a way that doesn’t come to feel too cluttered. The older I get, the far more uncluttered I want my life to be, even if I simply cannot often resist buying things I appreciate,” he confesses.
In the bedroom, which functions a carpet from Andrews’s collection for Mansour Contemporary, the palette will take a flip into interesting grays and blues, great for peaceful repose. A salon-model hanging of paintings turns the bath into a mini-gallery. “When every little thing was set up, I had to check with myself, ‘Why are we transferring into another residence?’ Honestly, I could are living below permanently,” the designer claims. “But there are improved factors to appear.” Spoken like a true decorator.