I had seen and admired Ashley Whittaker's work before, but I never browsed through her entire portfolio until yesterday. My taste is so in sync with her aesthetic that it proved really difficult to find anything wrong with these images...
You've surely seen these first two photos before, wait until you see the rest!
Her biography describes her as neo-traditionalist. She decorates in New York City but is a Florida native and it shows through in her designs: New York sensibility with Florida colors. Let's look at why she's a total genius in my books.
I love the thin vertical striped wallpaper. A fresh alternative from the overseen thick horizontal stripes and it's a great effect! The color schemes flow well from one room to the other without being identical. The styled bookcase in the other room create a great focal point.
This room is brilliant on so many levels. The sofa is very inviting because it's perfectly appointed. The oversized roman shade is a great solution for the room. The play of textures and patterns and the east meets west vibe is really beautiful and comforting.
The colors are extremely well coordinated without being too matchy. The art is the ideal size for the wall. The sisal carpet adds a lot of texture to the room and the pillows are the perfect addition to the room.
I really love this light and bright dining area. The flamestitch fabric on the back of the chairs is just what's needed to throw off the room and give it an unexpected twist. The combination of the marine lantern against the lilac drapes is also beautiful.
Same drapes different room. That blue and white china lamp is simply stunning in the space along with everything else. The space is well filled withut feeling crowded.
I really love how cozy this bedroom is. Despite being very traditional, it doesn't feel stuffy. I especially love the sconces tucked away in the canopy bed, the pops of red from carnations and the bedside tables which have a stunning shape.
I love a bold color choice in a room. This masculine forest green is thrown off a bit by some more feminine elements like the curvy sofa, the pillows, the traditional lampshades and of course the flowers. The gallery wall is also curate to perfection.
Now this is my kind of powder room: bold wallpaper, fuchsia sconce lampshades, marble countertops and monogrammed towels. It hardly gets any better.
Although the chandelier is not necessarily to my taste I do love everything else in the room. The white console, chinese stools and botanicals in the second photo really finish off the room perfectly.
This is one of my favorite spaces because of it's simplicity. Cream walls and drapes and a toned down blue and beige color palette works perfectly because of the pattern play and the bold rug and daybed choices.
Hello, could you imagine a better bar area? Those sconces, the malachite wallpaper, the mirrored wall: it's all very stunning.
What do you think of her designs? Do you have a favorite?