Meet Design Pro Andrew Campbell from ELTE MKT and shop our must-haves!
Urban Blueprint has the pleasure of working with design associate, Andrew Campbell, from ELTE MKT. We sat down with him for a Q&A to discuss his design knowledge, inspiration, ELTE Market, and to take a look at some of his favourite products in the store. We left inspired by the different products available for some of our projects, and even left with a fabulous new sofa and coffee table.
Get to know Andrew Campbell…
Tell us about your job in a nutshell.
I’m a Design/Sales Associate with ELTE MKT. I create design solutions for clients, whether it’s a full house/condo or just some finishing pieces for their home.
How did you get started in your career? What was the inspiration for your career route?
I have always been passionate about furniture and design. I was given an opportunity as a Design Consultant at 12/12 Décor in Rosedale 6 years ago where I fell in love with the eclectic styles we offered, as well as the beautiful colour, textures, and different styles of furniture. My Design Director saw I had a natural flare for thinking outside the box with design and creating beautiful spaces for clients. It was a natural fit.
Describe your design style and what inspires you?
My personal design style would be the classics; I love mid-century modern (who doesn’t!), mixing in transitional pieces with beautiful fabrics and texture. I love to incorporate colour through artwork, accessories, and toss pillows so it can be changed it seasonally. Whenever I travel, I always pick up a piece to bring home and incorporate into my décor.
Tell us about ELTE Market – the brand new offshoot of ELTE.
ELTE MKT is a 50,000 square foot showroom created by Jamie and Andrew Metrick of ELTE. we offer a unique shopping experience as all of our furniture, rugs, lighting and accessories are all in stock and ready for immediate pick up at our warehouse conveniently located 3 blocks away or delivered within 3-5 days. This Market concept is great for those new home owners, stagers or designers looking to furnish a space and not wait the 8-10 weeks lead time for your furniture to be made. We offer instant gratification which people love!
What is your personal design vision?
Creating a functional spaces that are realistic to the lives my clients live. I always take in to account if they have children, pets, etc. Also, spaces are getting smaller and it’s so important to incorporate multifunctional pieces of furniture to maximize the limited space. Example: storage ottomans, sectionals with reversible chaises, consoles with storage.
What are some of your favourite design trends that you are seeing in the marketplace.
I am seeing a lot of gold and brass accessories, recycled sari silk rugs in beautiful vibrant colours, bold pattern toss cushions and mid-century designs in furniture.
Check out and shop some of the amazing products Andrew showed us available at ELTE MKT!
- Shop the Orlando Sofa
- Shop the Melrose Sectional
- Shop the Elk City Hyde Rug
- Shop the Atom 10 Ceiling Light
- Shop the Bronze Spike Urchin
- Shop the Toronto print
- Shop the Haircalf Pillow
- Shop the Soleil Round Wall Mirror