New Collections at Andi-Le Aspen Home Accessories

“ Andi-Le Aspen”Collections of one-of-its-kind and limited edition, home accessories.

Fall is here and it is time to launch

The first collections are found in the stylish and contemporary “NOT SO” Lazy Susans.


We love to entertain here in Aspen. We like a casual but sophisticated ambience. I am always looking for ideas to mange guests but not micro-manage. As the hostess, I am always concerned that everyone gets to taste all the hors devours;

I found that my guests don’t reach across the table; they would only eat what is in front of them.

THE SOLUTION... Let’s bring back the Lazy Susan.

NEXT CHALLENGE…. After searching and googling, the styles were, uh … lets say… 1950s and brown

THE ANSWER… Into my studio I go, to create Lazy Susans with an exceptional design, style and sophistication, pieces that have the global modern aesthetic of Andi-Le. carved and embellished. 

They are definitely not your mother’s lazy susans. And they are NOT SO lazy. 3 collections (so far) and more to come.

LS Coll
LS Coll

These “Susans”  became the answer to many entertaining issues and created a whole new way of serving.

Stay tuned for more issues and the solutions. You will find lots of ideas and recipes on the Andi-Le blog. Stay in touch on Facebook/andilehome and sign up to be the first to see the latest designs

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Click HERE to access the latest LOOK BOOK and view the latest Andi-Le Aspen NOT SO Lazy Susan designs

All products are available for purchase at

til next time, "Live Creatively" xx Andrea 

Do you want a glimpse into the Aspen Studio?

As an artist with a monkey mind, I am constantly thinking of new pieces I would like to create for my home. Last year I had a brilliant idea for candleholders. Of course they had to be large, bold, and always weighty. I chopped, laminated, carved texture, sanded, primed, sanded again, bought a paint sprayer (now sitting abandoned in a corner). This was just for the wood component.

In the next step, I had acrylic pieces that were sanded to an opaque finish, and glued up. I realized that the special epoxy moved….for quite awhile…… keeping me on the movement watch for much longer than anticipated in order to be straight. Let’s not forget that candleholders need a something to secure the candle incase of a bump, and causing a lit candle to roll off. (No need to explain, I am sure). This step had me grinding this small metal piece to insert on the top of the candleholder.

Countless hours, and a few tears later, I had several sets of these pretty fabulous candleholders. All have since sold. Chequers of Aspen carried them as well as The Picket Fence in Sun Valley, Idaho and Menlo, CA.

  Like childbirth, (I think), the laborious memory faded and I had an epiphany, Let’s do those candle holders in a different way.

Let’s try leather hide in place of the acrylic, so I chopped, laminated, ROUTED, carved texture, sanded, primed, sanded, and sprayed again… (Sprayer is back in the corner). This time I bought beautiful croc cowhides, cut strips, steamed them to be more pliable, nailed them, glued, steamed again, glued some more… and Voila,

So after more countless hours, a few less tears, I created 6 sets of these candleholders. I am not sure I will create this “child” again.   But maybe………

So that was  a little insight to how it goes creating accent pieces in the Andi-Le studio, from an idea to conception to the finished project.

til next time xx Andrea 

PS   Candleholders are available at

Am I Santa's Custom Furniture Elf?

Carving textures, wrapping croc hides, welding steel for cabinet pulls, sanding, grinding, fitting a marble top, glass top delivered and finally the installations...That is what is happening here in the Andi-Le Aspen studio. My clients will be all set to enjoy the holidays with their new, custom accent pieces and as well as accessories to finish up their beautiful homes.

 Also up and running is This is the place to go for extraordinary accents for home and fashion. Fabulous accessories that are not readily found and all created by artist /designers. One of a kind or limited edition pieces that will transform your style. Check out the preview launch.

With a couple feet of fresh snow, it is a winter wonderland. The really cold temperatures in the mornings have been brutal, making my barn chores a little less enjoyable. My horses had frosted eyelashes! So extra carrots and extra hay are on their menu.



From Our Home to Yours, Wishing you a happy and creative holiday season,

til next YEAR

xx Andrea