Laurel & Wolf is one of several design communities that offer e-design services.
I was recently featured on their blog. Check out the whole interview below.
Laurel & Wolf Designer, Andrea Bushdorf has an incredible passion for design and an enthusiastically engaging personality. She’s always willing to listen and incorporate all of her client’s stories into the design of their homes or projects, coming up with brilliant ways to achieve beautiful and very functional spaces. She knows how to make every square inch count, and in small dwellings, that makes a big difference. Andrea’s fun personality takes the stress out of making all of those difficult design decisions.
Her diverse design experience — including a number of years in the fashion industry, construction knowledge, and open perspective, give her the ability to address all of her clients’ needs as well as potential challenging issues. Her finger is on the pulse of contemporary design, bringing with it a vast knowledge of design history and a special interest in mid-century modern. Great with color, patterns, and texture combinations, she’s constantly mixing high and low-price unique furnishings for a truly one-of-a-kind space. While juggling all ideas and selections, Andrea is always able to keep the big picture in mind and assesses every detail of the design.
Learn more about Andrea Bushdorf and find out what goes into her design mantra here!
What is your dream project?
I picture remodeling an old building that has a long history, loads of character from weathered woods to industrial elements and large floor to ceiling windows looking out to the water. This place would become the hot spot, where locals kick back and the adventurous types relax to retell their journeys over pints. I’d build little cottages or cabins for those who like to linger over long weekends. This place would be engrained in the community. This dream project would breathe new life into the area while honoring the past, meshing modern design with the beautifully dilapidated.
What is one place you have traveled to that has inspired the design of your own home?
My favorite places have been Palm Springs for the unabashed use of color, the glamorous hot spots, never ending supply of vintage and mid-century modern furniture; Mexico for the layers of texture, simple living, honest materials, and earthy nature that makes the place so intimate and approachable; and the Pacific Northwest Coast for the raw, rustic natural elements like driftwood, rock formations, beaches, flora and vistas – And the unpredictable weather! How these things translate into my home is constantly changing. I have a strong affinity for mid-century modern but I implement pieces that are a little worn and loved. Color pops up in accessories. Natural items that have been kissed by Mother Nature find prominent positions to be enjoyed daily. I like to juxtapose visually opposite items – it’s just interesting and never boring to me.
If you got to pick a movie to live in, which would it be?
Under the Tuscan Sun. That old villa, the gently rolling hills….I just love the character & scale of the villa, the color palette is serene and rich at the same time.
What is the least glamorous thing you do as a designer?
Fulfilling my own design projects can be the least glamorous – it’s like a small explosion has gone off in the house with sawdust everywhere, paint in my hair – it’s entertaining for sure, but not glamorous.
If you were to create the ideal design power couple, who would they be and why?
Tom Kundig and Kelly Wearstler seem like the ultimate dynamic design duo. Kundig’s industrial architecture would beautifully compliment Wearstler’s raw glam.
You have $100 to put the finishing touches on a space. What do you do?
Only $100, I’d definitely be thrifting for accessories – so many treasures to be discovered! Stay open minded and have fun!