Designer Dossier, Entry 1 (…of many tales from the job)

At Andrea Noel Designs, we like to keep our clients up to date with any fresh trends, new ideas and easy ways to solve (what seem like) big problems.   One of our recent clients had a minor dilemma dealing with a particular television. The man of the house wanted a second T.V. in the family room for game days, of course, and the head of the house (his wife) wasn’t too fond of the idea, so we, the mediators interior designers, found a compromise. via Andrea Noel Designs This second flat screen T.V. is hidden fashionably over the fire place, behind a mirrored T.V. cabinet. The mirror’s doors can easily open for display of a second game during the NBA finals or close for decorative purposes at a family gathering. Plus, if the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills AND the Real Housewives of New York are on at the same time, who’s to say you have to choose between Lisa Vanderpump and Bethenny Frankel? That is cruel. Watch them both, you deserve it. Here are just a few more examples of how easy and aesthetically pleasing it can be to hide your T.V.’s: The Build-In Beauty: via Bristol Design and Construction This ever-so-sleek laminate build-in unit is trendy and could be the emphasis of any living room. Paired with a beautiful fireplace and a high ceiling, who would even guess that a T.V. was hidden within?   Framed for Function: via Southern Living A series of framed pieces on cabinet contraption is a unique way to hide a television set in a formal living area. Shut the Front Door: via Ballard Designs We...

Raindrops on Roses…

…and whiskers on kittens. Hello everyone! Welcome to Andrea-Noel Designs’ official blog. Each week we will feature a post by one of our contributors that evokes creativity, inspiration and shares our love for design. This is our world and the items we are currently coveting….. OUR TEAM   ANDREA Owner and Lead Designer Andrea is the creator of Andrea-Noel Designs. Her passion for Interior Design began at a young age watching her Grandmother, Noel, design beautiful spaces and then carried through as her Mother continues to build stunning custom homes. Andrea studied Interior Design at Seminole State and observed design throughout her extensive international travels. Today, as a wife and mother of 3 young boys, Andrea approaches design in a practical way, imagining interiors that are luxurious, yet designed for the everyday life of her clients.   Favorite Things: red wine, cannoli, shoes, jewelry, and a late afternoon on the beach. Favorite Instagram Filter: Mayfair “The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” -Coco Chanel   RIK Managing Partner Rik is Andrea’s partner in life and partner in business. They play two fantastic roles that support and compliment each other with a goal of laughing and learning together. Rik’s business and economic background is a perfect match for Andrea’s design vision. Owner and founder of his own consulting and technology firm, Rik is able to guide Andrea-Noel Designs towards its fullest potential by making sure that growth and company development are aligned, every step of the way.   Favorite Things: working out, playing sports, Prosecco, mozzarella di bufala drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar and...