Bespoke vs Mass Produced Furniture

Finding the right piece, in the right size, in the right tone, with the right elements, can be down right tough. And can leave a bare space in your home for longer than you intended and never being quite finished or quite right.

 While buying either a custom pieces or a mass produced piece can be beautiful and exclusive. The exclusivity is in the process not the design.

 As a designer and maker, I am moved by a desire for authenticity and pieces genuinely inspired by the maker. I like knowing the hands that touched it, the history, the story and the soul of a piece.

I encourage everyone to find artists and craftsmen that resonate with you. Get involved in the process and create something fresher and more alive.

 A home is more than a place to rest your heads. Beautiful objects have the ability to transform. Your home is the best representation of who you are, what you like and how you live.

So my passion is to help you LIVE CREATIVELY!

xx Andrea

Video Series


During this year, 2013, I started making videos on the process and inspirations of the work here at Andi-Le. I love creating the perfect piece for clients and designers. I love  the collaboration, especially the result, after the installation.

With these videos I am hoping to inspire everyone to  support artisans and crafts(wo)men, and encourage you to seek out makers and designers of pieces who instill pride in the laborious efforts.

Living  with art brings soul to a home. The details create style.

So here is Video 1 "introducing Andi-Le".

I just want to say, I am WAY more comfortable in the studio, and have a lot more respect for TV personalities.


Click below for Video 1

Until next week, Stay tuned for Video 2





Peace, Inspiration and Fun

One of the biggest blessings I have are my horses. What they do for me, what they teach me, and the joy they bring. It  makes up for the feeding and manure shoveling in winter months. I am lucky  to be able to ride along the Roaring Fork  River, here in Aspen,  which is a 15 minute ride on my horse from home. It is a peaceful and shaded path with views that look "photo-shopped". The sound of the River and an occasional "Wahoo" from a fly fisherman is glorious. When my mind is jumbled, this is my attitude adjustment. When I need out of the studio and the dust, to find inspiration and peace... and when I just want to get out and enjoy....I am just a trot away.

til next week, xx


Find Your Muse

A muse is someone or something that has an influence on another and becomes the focus and inspiration for that person's creative work. The act of creation is filled with inspiration from sources that rock your boat.

Josephine Baker, epitomized and defined the beauty and aesthetic of the 1920’s. Picasso’s ultimate model and muse Marie Therese Walter inspired over 30 years of his best work. Throughout his life, each of the women he met and loved became his subject.

My muses have come from nature that live and change daily. The forms and patinas inspire new ideas in my work.

The Banyon Tree is one that always amazes my soul and reminds me of the forces beyond. A banyan is a fig that starts its life  when its seeds germinate in the cracks and crevices on a host tree (or on structures like buildings and bridges) These trees also scream “Climb Me”.




Look around and find your muses. It might change and inspire you to act, do and create in ways you never dreamed.

Til next week, xx