Jeff Andrews Designs for Kris Jenner in California

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This home is seen in 150 countries on a weekly basis,” Los Angeles interior designer Jeff Andrews says of television personality Kris Jenner’s Hidden Hills, California, house. But when it came to the design approach, “I couldn’t think about that,” he says. “It was a designer-client relationship like any other.” Andrews and Jenner found kindred spirits in each other as they collaborated on what would turn into a multi-year renovation of her family’s 10,000-square-foot house. “I’m an over-the-top, dramatic sort of person, and I’m a little bit of a control freak,” says Jenner. “So for me to give things over as much as I did with Jeff was highly unusual. But we work really well together, and we had the same vision exactly for the house.” That vision involved transforming the Mediterranean-style structure and its traditional interiors into an environment more reflective of Jenner’s larger-than-life personality.

The new aesthetic was established prominently in the double-height entry, where Jenner suggested a marble black-and-white checkerboard floor. “That was definitely a bold design statement,” says Andrews. “Kris likes bold.” In the formal living room, “I wanted to tone down the color scheme and keep it sophisticated,” says Andrews, “so I did a lot of grays, creams and a little bit of metallic.” Here, a herringbone hair-on-hide rug from Kyle Bunting lends depth. “His rugs add so much texture and richness to a room,” notes Andrews. “They have a lot of impact but they’re very clean.” In the master bedroom, Andrews created a glamorous retreat, and in the salon-like bath, a black-and-white link motif on the Waterworks flooring is picked up in the Hermès wallpaper that lines the ceiling of Jenner’s expanded closet. “I saw that wallpaper in the new Hermès flagship store in Paris,” says Andrews. “I took a picture on my phone and sent it to Kris. She texted back: Die!!!!! That’s when you know you’ve done well.”

Text: Caren Kurlander
Photography: Grey Crawford
Originally Published: August+September 2012