WELCOME TO ANDREA MAY INTERIORS
HUNTER / GATHERER
Andrea May Hunter/Gatherer was founded in 2004 in La Jolla, California.
Our guiding philosophy is quite simple: A timeless, well-designed house can be the foundation for a wonderful life.
Our firm is predicated on the concept of Slow Luxe Design, which is like the farm-to-table of design. We tell our clients’ stories through thoughtful curation and mindful procurement of artisanal, vintage, antique and handcrafted items, along with some relentless editing.
We work collaboratively with our clients, architects and craftsmen to create spaces that are sophisticated and inspiring, eclectic, timeless and completely livable.
We may be working with stone, wood, tile, textiles, furniture, antiques and art as we go, but we always strive to keep track of the human being in the spaces we design.
- FULL SERVICE INTERIOR DESIGN
- WHOLE HOUSE REDESIGN
- BATH AND KITCHEN DESIGN
- CUSTOM FURNITURE AND LIGHTING
- CERTIFIED TRUE COLOUR EXPERT
- WHITE & NEUTRAL COLOR SELECTION EXPERT
- INTERIOR COLORWAYS
- EXTERIOR COLORWAYS
- LANDSCAPE CURATION
ABOUT • OUR DESIGN FIRM
ANDREA MAY INTERIORS
Andrea May Hunter/Gatherer specializes in whole home and estate projects, pouring our passion, energy and vision into the design process. From the first concept meeting to the final reveal, we work with our clients to ensure that their design goals are met every time.
The firm’s wide-ranging clientele has come from the professional sports industry, as well as the world of business and finance.
We work collaboratively with our clients, looking to them to provide a well-lit path to guide us along the way. We believe that successful projects are a combination of great communication, inspired vision, meticulous planning and execution and unparalleled service.
We strive to create inheritable homes that reflect who our clients are, but we’re only one part of the equation. The magic is in a collaborative client-designer partnership.
We truly value the opportunity to get to know our clients and manage their projects. It’s in this partnership that we come together to create something that authentically and uniquely tells their stories.
We love what we do.
ABOUT • OUR FOUNDER
"I strive to create big-hearted,warm and welcoming
spaces for my clients."
Award-winning designer and color consultant, Andrea May, made the transition from writer to interior designer in a seamless fashion. Her creative vision and style pairs beautifully with an innate ability to tell stories through the artful lens of vintage, modern and classic elements.
Andrea May Interiors, a boutique interior design firm, opened its doors in La Jolla, CA in 2004. Through her client relationships and creative projects, Andrea always strives to create big-hearted, warm and welcoming spaces for her clients, imbued with unexpected elements and well-considered details. Her personalized, collaborative process and curatorial approach result in an offbeat style that’s timeless, modern and always livable.
Acclaimed for interiors that are beautifully curated and collected to create rich and colorful spaces with lots of interest, Andrea works tirelessly to ensure that her clients’ dreams and needs are fulfilled and, by far, exceeded.
May is a certified interior designer in the state of California, a certified color consultant, an associate member of ASID, and is an active member of the San Diego design community, serving on the board of The Design League of San Diego as chair of the Grants and Scholarships committee.
WE HAVE CREATED
DESIGN SERVICES THAT ARE INSPIRED, THOUGHTFUL & ACCESSIBLE.
A DETAILED LOOK AT OUR
For more than 15 years, we have been creating and designing beautiful spaces. We love collaborating and inspiring with our clients to achieve their grand vision.
Over time, we have restyled our services to include even more opportunities for our clients to enjoy their homes.
Want to learn more? Please get in touch.
Andrea May is an award-winning certified interior designer. Our full-service boutique interior design firm is located in La Jolla, California. (Of course, we happily work wherever there are interesting people who have the desire to inhabit interesting spaces.)
What can we do for you? Our services include space planning and furniture layout, materials and finish selection, furniture, fixtures and equipment procurement, lighting design, art and accessories selection and construction documentation.
In short: We’ll help you create a plan for your space, hunt the cool elements you need and gather them all together so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy.
SLOW LUXE DESIGN
Andrea May’s signature style balances the modern with the traditional to create an unexpected blend of colors, styles and periods.
For those who seek a thoughtful, collaborative design experience resulting in inheritable spaces, we’re happy to offer Slow Luxe Design.
What is Slow Luxe Design? It’s a bespoke design and curation service that allows us to thoughtfully select artisanal, vintage, antique and handcrafted items to blend with your personal collections to help us tell your story. (Think of it as the farm-to-table of design.)
As we work with and edit your personal treasures, we assist you in selecting inheritable objects to create your personal design story. The result is an interesting and unpredictable mix that reflects you and stands the test of time.
By most estimates, there are well over 5,000 paint colors on the market. Add to that the fact that they're usually presented in 1-inch samples that aren't even remotely adequate for judging how they'll actually look and feel in a space. It's no wonder selecting paint colors is such an overwhelming process for most people.
As a certified color consultant, Andrea May simplifies this process to translate your individual style and the architectural style of your home, creating a balanced and harmonious palette.
The Curated Color approach to palette design a collaborative process which involves Andrea's curated collection of large paint samples to lead you to a customized palette that reflects your personality and your design goals and enhances your unique space.
Oh, what a difference a day makes. That’s why we offer our Design:Dash Service. Our Design:Dash Service allows you to spend the day collaborating with an experienced, award-winning certified interior designer on a variety of interior design projects.
What can we accomplish in a day?
- We can help you select materials and finishes for a remodel
- We can work on a palette that unifies your spaces and flows
- We can create a functional furniture plan
- We can purchase to-the-trade furniture at a local showroom.
- We can accessorize and style
- We can create a budget for a future remodel
- We can pull together a room scheme
What can we accomplish in a day? A lot.