The most anticipated design event slated to descend upon Los Angeles next month, LEGENDS 2016, will illustrate the overarching theme, One of a Kind, providing 60+ designers the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the uniqueness of design. Attracting gifted design and VIP tastemakers from across the country and around the world, it’s only natural to begin to ask, who are the legends behind LEGENDS 2016? Each week leading up to the event, we’ll sit down with one of the esteemed designers who will be illuminating the streets of LCDQ to get a behind-the-scenes look at the one-of-a-kind event, and more. Without further ado, let’s meet Jeff Andrews of Jeff Andrews-Design.
Tell us a little bit about your background and how you entered the world of design.
Interior design has always been a passion of mine and seemed like a natural transition, having been involved in the creative process as a director and choreographer in my first career.
My professional interior design experience began with my good friend Eleanor Mondale. She hired me to “style” a recently purchased home, and I ended up designing the entire house. It was an “a-ha” moment for me. Through the process with her, I found the courage to trust my design sense and aesthetic and pursue it as a career.
How would you describe your style of design?
I favor design that is classic, but with a definite edge, with an emphasis on vintage and custom elements. I like to use color palettes that are soothing and monochromatic, layered with rich textures and subtle pattern. Comfort and livability with a touch of glamour are also key components to my aesthetic.
What window will you be decorating?
Two large windows at Mansour Modern on Melrose Avenue.
What can you tell us about your window display? What inspired you?
The theme of my windows for Mansour Modern this year is “Imprint.” The display will feature two “fingerprint” rugs from my upcoming collection. Fingerprints are completely unique to each person much like the actual creative process. This is an exploration of the “access” to the world of our dreams and how we all leave our stamp on all we do.
Hint: To fully appreciate the window come see it after dark!
Which LEGENDS event are you most looking forward to?
I always love the social aspects of Legends. We are all so busy in this industry, so it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with our favorite vendors, colleagues and other leaders in the design world.
Tune in next week to meet Sheldon Harte.