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Jeff Andrews’ neo-regency vision is arguably the most seen in the world right now. After all, the court designer of the Kardashian clan — he’s responsible for the relaxed yet unabashedly glamorous interiors of Bruce and Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom and Kourtney Kardashian — reaches more than 150 countries through the aspirational backdrops of their reality TV offerings. (He also conjured the family’s new Dash boutique on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood.) “We get tweets and e-mails and phone calls asking about every little thing: the artwork, the accessories, the furnishings,” he says.
Andrews, who was a choreographer before becoming a designer and was introduced to the Kardashians by their producer, Ryan Seacrest (also a client), notes that he didn’t design their houses foremost as TV sets. “These are their dream homes,” he says. “The thought of it having to look good onscreen never came up. Honestly, if I’d been thinking about that, it would have freaked me out.”
Pet peeve: “There’s a lot of design that’s too sterile and cold just for the sake of design. On the opposite end, there are things that are overdesigned because they are ‘eclectic.’ I’m somewhere in the middle.”