One of her first commissions was designing a retail concession and establishing a corporate identity for Oliver Sweeney within Harvey Nichols which resulted in her being invited to work exclusively for the store, creating all of the lift facades, cash desks and visual displays.
Since then she has worked throughout Europe for designers such as Richmond International, Hirsch Dedner Associates, Andrew Winch and Reymond Langton. For the latter, she created architectural artworks for two of the company’s super yachts.
Andrea has designed architectural artworks for the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados as well as the Queen's Tennis Club, Parker Pens, Citibank and Rabo Bank, to name a few. An avid painter her commissions include corporate artworks for the Curzon Cinema Group, private clients with super yachts via Andrew Winch and Reymond Langton both of which design boats for the super rich.
Andrea is passionate about whole design process of design and speaks in a very intuitive and informal way which engages the audience every time.
Tailoring each presentation to ensure she produces something that totally suits each individual client Andrea has an innate ability to connect in a friendly and approachable style that’s believable and easy to understand.
Her TV credits include Home Front and Real Rooms, both for the BBC, Renovation Street for Carlton and Channel 5's Britain’s Worst DIY-er. She also presented on UKTV Style's Our House (Series 1 and 2), appeared in her own series for Discovery entitled Babies’ Rooms and designed a house for GMTV as well as making regular appearances on Sky interactive and This Morning for ITV.
Her Corporate commissions include presenting exhibitions and live demonstrations as well as giving in-store talks for John Lewis in conjunction with Ideal Home magazine in 2006 and again in 2008, in a whistle stop series of shows around the country. She’s been a celebrity presenter at the BBC Good Homes Show at the NEC in Birmingham and most recently she’s been a guest speaker at Design week at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour in conjunction with Global Colour discussing colour Psychology, its uses in Commercial Interior Design and links to Colour Trends.
Andrea contributes to a whole range of interiors magazines and currently has a regular, weekly slot in The Sunday Times, answering readers’ design queries. She has published five books: Decorative Paper (Conran Octopus), Decorative Crafts (Collins & Brown), Makeover Magic (Cima), and New Ways with Paint (Cico books). Her latest book Children’s Rooms (Cico books is due for publication in May 2008.
On top of all this, she hasn’t forgotten her first love and still runs an interior design company whose commissions included the Evening Standard, ITV1’s The Homes and Property Show and most recently her home was featured in Homes & Gardens magazine.
Marks & Spencer
Bars and restaurants
Queens Tennis club
Ecali club - Athens
Offices & Banks
O’Bryrne & Kennedy
Daresbury Park Hotel Warrington
Chewton Glen Hotel
Radisson in Manchester
Sandy Lane Hotel, Barbados
Excel exhibition centre
A1 Loft conversions
Wandle Housing Association
Andrew Winch - Holland
Reymond Langton – Germany
Reymond Langton – New Zealand
International Interior Designers
Hirsh Bedner Associates
BBC Good Homes
The Sunday Times
BBC Good Home Show 2003 - 2006
John Lewis 2006, 2008
Children’s Rooms - Cico Books
New Ways with paint - Cico Books
Makeover Magic - Cima
Decorative Crafts - Collins & Brown
Decorative Paper - Conran Octopus
Andrea did a truly fantastic job for Ideal Home magazine worked with John Lewis stores on a series of reader evenings. She was a true professional - utterly entertaining and a knowledgeable expert. Andrea was able to convey both the brand values of Ideal Home and also John Lewis stores, so meeting both our objectives to provide an entertaining and informative evening and encourage attendees to shop after the event! She is a brilliant stylist who helped bring the pages of the magazine to life with useful hints and tips, and her likeable, bubbly manner manner really connected well with the readers - both men and women alike. I would definitely use Andrea again for similar events! - Jason Morgan, Senior Marketing Manager - Ideal Home magazine