Table Top: Andrew Jonathan Griffiths
Fast-rising interiors star Andrew Jonathan Griffiths' vibrant spaces promise a colourful life.
Polished and positive, Andrew Jonathan Griffiths is the talent to watch when it comes to injecting the interiors scene with fresh energy. Originally from a background in PR, he made the jump into full-time interior design barely a year ago and hasn't looked back.
His emotionally warm spaces are the perfect blend of luxurious details, rich fabrics, and plenty of confident colours. Clients and media have quickly followed, attracted to his contemporary colour sense. His style has struck a chord with the likes of the Evening Standard, Ideal Home, Apartment Therapy, 25 Beautiful Homes, Houzz and House Beautiful, who have all covered his projects.
Despite juggling multiple projects, @andrewjonathangriffiths found time to share his interiors advice and photos of his stunning home with Table Top.
Image Credit: Chris Snook @snookphotography
How do you approach each new project with clients?
"I think we seek joy in our homes and now more than ever we are looking for spaces that inspire us," shares Andrew. "When I work with clients I always ask: 'what's going to put a smile on your face when you walk into your room and bring joy to you?' and that is what will drive the project."
One of Andrew's signature schemes (featured above) injects dark and moody colours alongside rich hues with our Henry chaise in warm velvet for contrast. Beautifully conceived for a client, it's one of the most popular images in our Instagram account, proof of his appeal.
Your command of colour certainly creates an emotional reaction - why do you feel that's important?
"It's colour that I associate most with joy. I think that colour has such a powerful way of making you feel good about your home. It's one of the most powerful elements that will make you smile. What's interesting is how colour works in your home and whether that's dark and moody, or plenty of warmth, it's the reaction you get from it that's so enriching."
What are your tips for making a room feel luxurious?
"To me, it's that very considered attention to detail and its that's the quality that I try and bring into my work," he advises. "It's those kinds of layers of interest that's makes a space feel rich and inviting and feel well put together." Griffiths suggests, "it's how you layer up different elements that give a room real depth and character."
Describe your design process?
"I'm pretty obsessed with colour, and that's usually my starting point and where most of my inspiration comes from," he shares. "The process for my design scheme often starts with colours I have seen in real life."
There are a lot of eager DIY enthusiasts out there. What's your advice?
"It's fine to get inspired by Pinterest and Instagram, but the reality is you might be admiring a grand Georgian house, but when you try and translate that to your small three-bedroom house, it doesn't work because you are dealing with a completely different scale. Instead, focus on how to capture that inspiration's feeling in a way that relates to your house and works with what you've got."
What's your best advice when starting an interiors project?
"Start with how you want your space to feel, rather than how you want it to look," advises Andrew when embarking on your renovation project. "Think about how do you use it? Do you want it to be a space where you recline and watch a movie, and that's it's the key purpose? And when you walk into it, how do you want it to feel? Do you want it to feel invigorating? Or inspiring and calm? Use those feelings as the starting point, and from there, build out the key elements that will create that feeling."