Colorado designer Andrea Schumacher got her start in an industry that takes risks; before opening her Denver studio in 1999, she worked as a set designer on household name TV shows. Beginning with an apprenticeship on Days of Our Lives, and later at Columbia Pictures, she lent her flair for expressive, vibrant spaces to the screen. Schumacher isn’t afraid of color, even in traditionally non-colorful styles. Dramatic hues paired with playful patterns are signatures of the designer’s eclectic eye. From homes to commercial design, she describes her work as just that; “vibrant, modern, and antique.” This Designer Friday, Schumacher talks secret ingredients and exceeding client expectations.Cherry Creek traditional with a twist.
Andrew Joseph – How would you define your work in 3 words?
Andrea Schumacher – Antiques. Modern. Vibrant. I love mixing new and old together. Modern, clean-lined upholstered goods with antiques create a layered, interesting contrast. I also add pops of color to create vibrant, dramatic spaces.
Andrew – Favorite city to recharge?
Andrea – Santa Barbara. Its such a gorgeous place and the weather is perfect. I love visiting the beaches with my kids and enjoying the summertime on the coast.
Andrew – One “ingredient” you put in everything?
Andrea – As it relates to design, the “ingredient” I add is to throw in an antique. It can be completely unexpected in a sleek, modern space and I love rooms that look collected over time.
What is one Instagram account that you can’t live without?
Andrea – I love @stashatravels -smart, beautiful and insightful.
Andrew – Who is your ideal client?
Andrea – We love clients that give us complete design freedom. The limitless creativity that flows through those projects creates amazing spaces that exceed everyone’s expectations.
About Andrea Schumacher | Andrea started the company in 1999 and holds a bachelors degree in interior design from the F.I.D.E.R. accredited Colorado State University. She also earned a certificate in Universal Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and has furthered her design studies with courses toward a Masters in Architecture at the University of Colorado. She is an ASID allied member and has experience in a variety of aspects and disciplines of architecture and interiors. Her experience ranges from both commercial and residential spaces, as well as set design for television at ‘Days of Our Lives’ and Columbia Pictures.
About Andrew Joseph | Andrew Joseph’s passion for design and rich journalistic history led to the launch of his boutique PR firm in 2012. Prior to enjoying the successes of Andrew Joseph PR, Andrew honed his editorial skills at Vanity Fair and Allure. This experience, as well as the strong network of contacts developed over the years in public relations, brings a valuable edge to his new role as contributing editor. Let the musing begin.
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