Jessie Andrews’ warm white living room is a favorite spot in her LA home | Architectural Summary
Welcome to our new series, Want a room, where we ask interesting people about a favorite room in their house. From minimalist living rooms to vibrant kitchens, we focus on the best features of the most enviable rooms.
Which: Jessie Andrews is a retired adult film actress turned model and creative. Not only is she the founder of the jewelry brand Bagatiba; minimalist swimwear brand, Basic Swim; and chic ready-to-wear line, Jeu Illimité; but she also recently opened Tase Gallery, an immersive art and shopping space in LA
Or: Jessie bought her minimalist 1930s home in a historically preserved Los Angeles neighborhood just over a year ago. Since living in a historic home comes with a unique set of challenges due to preservation codes, she focuses on decorating the space with second-hand pieces and artwork that she made with friends, rather than making major changes to the architectural structure.
Inspiration and aesthetics: Jessie’s favorite part of her house is the living room. “I grew up in Spanish-style homes in Miami,” she explains. “When I moved to LA, I lived in a downtown loft, and it took me almost 10 years to make it comfortable and figure out what style of interior design I really liked for a I have always been inspired by architecture and design, not just interiors. Jessie visited Italy a few times and immediately fell in love with the culture and history, and decided to decorate his home with that in mind.” It’s one of my biggest influences to live by – a laid-back, comfortable mentality mixed with my obsession with the clutter and pace of New York City. Aesthetically, I am drawn to cohesive and minimalist, yet lived-in spaces,” she says.
Square feet: The living room itself is approximately 500 square feet with 10 foot ceilings. Jessie became enchanted with the room when she first saw it because of the windows on almost every wall and the fireplace.