According to Andrews, a choreographer moves through similar processes as a designer, measuring proportion, balance, and placement. “Design and dance and choreography are tied back to movement and lifestyle,” he says. “Not just in the way that a room is arranged, or the shapes of the pieces that you put together, but how a person moves through a room. There’s a choreography to a room,” said Andrews.
Each dance routine is slightly different, as are the bones of any house. He explains why it’s essential to embrace nuance and mix things up for every client. “It’s important to evolve as a designer rather than getting stagnant,” the designer says. “Flexing those design muscles is healthy for me and exciting.”
Andrews famously worked on Kourtney Kardashian’s Calabasas home, pictured above, which was inspired by Alice in Wonderland. “It was a real genuine collaborative effort,” he says. “She had just bought the house, and it was a blank slate. She had painted the whole thing white. We just talked and brainstormed together, and it evolved into the whimsical fun, off-the-beaten-path house that she was looking for at the moment. That was the mood she was in. I was ready to make that happen. It was a departure for me, too.”
This year, the designer published his first book, called
So what does glamour mean to Andrews specifically? “Glamour is a personal attitude,” he says. “It’s a state of mind. It’s a personal aesthetic and can mean so many things to so many different people. I love glamour, but I like my own version of glamour.” Further intertwining himself in the glamour of Hollywood, Andrews recently appeared on Bravo’s new TV show “Best Room Wins” as a guest judge with host Genevieve Gorder and Elle Decor editor-in-chief Whitney Robinson. “You’ll see me in the May 8th episode alongside my client, Kaley Cuoco, who served as guest judge with me for that episode,” he says [this interview was conducted before the episode originally aired]. “This was really the ideal ‘reality’ opportunity for me, especially because it coincides with the release of my first book, The New Glamour. I have long been asked to do a design competition show, but when Whitney [Robinson] and the production company reached out about doing a guest judge stint, I couldn’t resist. I hope everyone enjoys the new series – it will be a hit if it’s half as fun to watch as it was to film,” adds the designer.