Ashley has been restoring her 1915 craftsman bungalow in San Diego since early 2015 and blogging about it since 2017. She taught visual art in contemporary art museums to both kids and adults for ten years before focusing her love for design on her home renovation. Ashley uses her background in visual art to apply a creative approach to decorating, and her experience teaching art provides the passion for sharing experiences. Her three bedroom home is her biggest art project to date!
Ashley is the proud winner of the Amara Interior Blog Awards and fall 2017 One Room Challenge, an award given by Editor and Chief of House Beautiful Magazine. She has also been featured in Dwell, House Beautiful, Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, San Diego Home and Garden Lifestyles Magazine, and on Home Love Network. In the past two years, she redesigned her moody den and recreated original trim details, hand-painted a full-scale mural in the likeness of a 1600s etching in her home office, transformed her master bedroom with board & batten and unique trim details, added a modern outdoor seating area after installing a new exterior door, renovated her bathroom for a classic yet modern look, and temporarily transformed her retro kitchen on a tight budget. View the full house tour here.
Ashley is passionate about sustainable practices, unique interior design, old charm, and quality home improvements. Her love for art, the environment, old home history, and low-waste practices are seen in her design and blog tips. She shares the journey of big and small DIY restoration and renovations, tips for home maintenance and improvement, links to favorite home products, gift guides, and weekly inspiration from around the web.
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Updated October 2018