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An office in Mayfair, London

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James Andrew, office in Mayfair, London

If you were to ask me where I’m based, I’d tell you I’m global. I’ve traveled across the world, working on projects from Boston to Bali (and everywhere in between). Of course, New York itself brings me a lot of international connections, and in a different way, WIJW also provides me with a global platform from which to share my musings (albeit virtually) on style and taste.

Despite the many and diverse projects I’ve worked on over the years both here and abroad, I only have a handful of images to remember them by. Unfortunately, (and this is really not that uncommon when doing high-end design), most of my clients are extremely private, and the taking of actual photographic records is usually quite out of the question. I did recently come across this rendering, however, showing one of my designs for a Mayfair London office in a rather posh Georgian building, and think it’s a good example of the sort of balancing act I’m often called upon to do. For this design, I produced something modern without altering the existing architecture (upon request of my client). I concentrated on bringing together an important collection of modernist furniture, including a set of Jansen steel and gilt bronze chairs upholstered in suede and leather, a steel and glass desk by Jacques Quinet, Dupre Lafon club chairs, a 1970’s octagon table in chrome and glass and an Edward Fields “Terra” carpet designed by Van Day Truex. To cap it all off, I added one of my opulent holographic finishes to the ceilings.

13 Comments

  1. This is how I think people should live -bringing history up to date: mixture of old and new. Not living in recreations of the past but honoring it. The best of each century.

  2. PGT says:

    this is just perfect- I love it. pgt

  3. James Andrew says:

    Dear Stefan,

    I totally I agree!

    I was just chatting with someone the other day about if I were to decorate the White House, I would use a mixture of the best of old and new,modern art and furniture mixed with antiques.

    Cheers

    JA

  4. Dean Farris says:

    James,

    You are so talented! I like this chic office very much!
    Have a great weekend, wherever in the world you are!

    Dean

  5. Maria La Torre says:

    James! eres un genio, es un ambiente muy armonioso!

    me encanta!

    besos,

    Maria

  6. This is what I love about your style Darling you are a genius mixing old and new!

    Big Hug,

    Christian

  7. Pink Cinnamon says:

    lovely…….

  8. Lola Montes says:

    James, todos sabemos que eres un international Jetset-Interior Designer, no hay nadie mejor que tĂș! we love your work!

  9. James Andrew says:

    Dear Christian,

    Thank You!

    You have been such a tremendous supporter!

    I value ALL your comments and feedback!

    Cheers

    JA

  10. The ceiling is a true showstopper, James!

  11. James Andrew says:

    Dear Brian,

    I am wild about this halographic material!

    It’s a rather magical touch and raises any interior to the sublime.

    Cheers

    JA

  12. Totally divine!
    What about this holographic material???

  13. James Andrew says:

    Dear Peggy,

    Thank You!

    You can get a glimpse of the holographic material on my dining room ceiling in my post:

    Elle Decor’s Bloggers Choice

    http://www.whatisjameswearing.com/elle-decors-bloggers-choice/

    Cheers

    JA

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