"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."

Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


My new website is now up and running!  You can check it out at andreajohnsondesign.com.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring is here

We had a gorgeous sunny day yesterday and I'm looking forward to lazy days lounging in the sun.  

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I have some exciting news!

I couldn't be happier to be launching my new website and taking my business to the next level.  My new website Andrea Johnson Design will be up and running as of March 30 and I'm looking forward to sharing it with all of you.

Photography by Tracey Ayton

Friday, March 18, 2011


Anthropologie is coming to the westcoast!  It's one of my favourite go to stores for all things fashionable and I know all of my fellow westcoasters are just as excited as I am.  It will be opening in May on South Granville in Vancouver.  Yeah!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Basement blahs no more

Anyone tune in to see the fab basement on Sarah 101?  I loved the fabric choices for the drapes, chairs and other accents.  It was a great use of space and a clever idea on how she used shelving units to divide the different zones.

Monday, March 14, 2011

So many products so little time

I am constantly on the lookout for all sorts of things that make a space beautiful.  Everything from large pieces of furniture to the perfect accessories and along the way I find myself becoming attached to some of these things.  I keep a file hoping that a space will come along that perfectly suits whatever it is I'm dying to use!  I guess you could call it an occupational hazard.  Am I the only one who becomes attached to things like wallpaper, lighting and coffee tables?  These are some of my recent obsessions on the waiting list:)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Crazy for shoes

I am in need of some new shoes and I have been busy doing some online shopping.  It is a dangerous activity for me but you just can't beat the convenience.  I am crazy about them and can't wait for their arrival!