In 2013, he was named one of Traditional Home's “NewTrad Designers to Watch.” His eponymous design firm, Andrew Maier, Inc., creates extraordinary rooms, mixing old and new, expensive and not. In addition to practicality, great style abounds in Andy’s work, and he is known for his attention to detail. The result is a home that looks as if it has been evolving over time. Let's take a look at some highlights from his amazing portfolio!
Andy firmly believes that form follows function, and he advises his clients to live in their living rooms and dine in their dining rooms. Here are a few of Andrew Maier’s "tips of the trade," via Traditional Home...
- Live in your living room If you don't already have a TV there, install one in a bookcase or conceal it in a cabinet.
- Reupholster your traditional pieces Try an unexpected fabric—a favorite bright or a funky, modern print.
- Make your area rug big enough Rugs should fit under all of the furniture. Have one custom-made, or if necessary, use two side by side.
- Avoid light-colored rugs They always seem to say, “Don’t walk on me.” Nothing is more elegant than rugs that are neutral in color and just rustic enough to be forgiving underfoot.
- Introduce modern art by framing a child’s art project and hanging it in a “serious” location, such as over the dining room buffet or at the end of a hallway.