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In Your Whilhouse

Award Winning Whilhouse designs works with builder Sam Bryan to create a mid-century inspired masterpiece

An attraction to beautiful, functional spaces has been a force for Andrea Wilson as long as she can remember and can be seen in this latest award-winning, mid-century project working with builder Sam Bryan. 

"I found my first inspiration admiring my grandmother’s perfectly styled home. She worked hard on a shoestring budget to introduce pieces that brought her so much joy. Those memories of her home push me to curate spaces for my clients that balance wise splurges with meaningful accents that don’t always have to break the bank." 

Her father launched her love of the technical side of design by teaching Andrea how to read a drafting scale, "Just like that I was obsessed with doodling house plans and constructing Lego subdivisions. I followed my growing passion right to the University of North Alabama where I earned my Interior Design Degree."

Early in Andrea's design career, an inspirational trip to Munich & Italy added depth to her aesthetic. "I fell in love with the juxtaposition of ornate architecture and clean, fresh living spaces. Perhaps my favorite souvenir from the trip though was the proposal from my husband, Alan!" Today, the adventure into parenthood has further defined her design philosophy. With two young children, Andrea says, "I’m a self-professed master of glitter and dirt, and I recognize the value of incorporating smart finishes and materials that work for your littlest (or furriest) family members. I work to bring the storage solutions and furniture that will add simplicity and comfort to the way your family lives and entertains."

​Andrea's family fell in love with 7 acres of pure wooded serenity in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama and have documented their homestead journey over @OXR_Farmhouse, sharing every step of the build from custom cabinet plans, to interior furnishings, to the new additions.​

The term “wheelhouse” is defined as a field in which a person excels; one’s strongest interest or ability. Andrea married this expertise and passion for design with her married name Wilson to create Wilhouse Designs.