Drawing was my first love.
It all starts with a sketch.
After meeting with a client the ideas flow!
pulling together the design elements of the space,
combining them with the clients personality,
then, mixing it up with my aesthetic.
This console was done in conjunction
with a custom bench which I designed first,
and would be sitting adjacent.
The scale had to be right, but I don't go for
the matchy matchy thing.
The clients needed a drawer for keys and sunglasses,
which was customized to accommodate
that size and work seamlessly into the design.
I love the floating console idea.
It lightens up the space,
and create a contemporary attitude.
A few modifications and the spaces are carved.
Lots of finish samples are done.
And there you have it!
Art and Function.... A great combination!
Until next time,
With a new home and a new studio,
my next chapter is settling in beautifully.
Social media has taken a backseat this summer
with a few random posts.
Enjoying my days by riding my horse on the most stunning trails,
and working on commissions that I am especially proud of.
Ending the day with dinner, al fresco,
with our incredible view of Mt Sopris is the icing.
The tempo of my life has taken a slower pace,
breathing it all in and enjoying the Rocky Mountain summer.
The Forre and Co Gallery in Aspen
has many of my pieces on display and has had great success.
A true gift!
Commissions and pieces were installed in Bozeman, Montana,
outside of Columbus, Ohio, Los Angeles, California,
as well as a few in Aspen, CO.
In the Studio now are several commissions in the works.
I am especially excited to start one for Brewster Mcleod Architects,
a metal headboard installation for an Aspen client.
My MIG is ready to go.
One of the other pieces that is going to a Scottsdale client
will have a zinc inlay on a custom table,
that will add another layer
to their incredible art collection.
Stay tuned for process and progress in the studio.
Until Next time,
As a furniture sculptor and crafts(wo)man,
I love the physicality of my work.
I touch, feel, lift, move, carry, etc. etc. each piece.
That is what connects me so personally with the design and process.
Each piece has the “fingerprints”
of everyone who touched it,
physically and mentally
and that gives the work a soul.
I love looking at work that shows the artists hand.
I visualize the love, the touch and the time
that went into the creation.
Here is a peak into the studio.
Custom hand crafted furniture not only has
a story and a soul,
but all work made at the Andi-Le Aspen Studio
gives the owner a sense of pride and
is a unique statement of style,
bringing function and art together.
I am hoping this gives you a little insight
and inspires you to
Creating a home is creating peace, tranquility and joy.
Surrounding yourself with pieces that have a story
brings to light your journey, interests and passions.
Our home tells a story about who we are
and we tell that story through our things.
In the choices we make, the colors we choose
and the things we display.
Growing up with an interior designer mother,
décor is ingrained in my cells.
As a sculptor of furniture, my first priority for a commission
is to understand the design aesthetic of the space
in keeping with the integrity.
I consider my work, the icing to a great cake.
Personal space deserves design with a soul.
Custom pieces transform the décor with the
fingerprints of the creator(s).
Collaboration elevates the design
with the unique qualities and pride.
Do you have an odd shaped space?
Or are you still looking for a table/console/bench that fits?