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AshtonForDesign

Portland, OR

"Breathing life into interiors"
Driven my a passion to give her clients a better environment, Ashton can adapt her expertise to all types of projects both residential and commercial. She has a strong focus on connecting with the local community and collaborating on projects large and small. Whether the job calls for custom design, popular design, or a balance of the two, she knows what to do. Her abilities range from research, concept, design development and drawings to execution. She believes interior design improves and elevates a space while catering to the needs of the end-user. Ashton blends her design knowledge and originality with the style preferences of her clients. Her aspirations are to create interiors that "move" people, affecting them in a positive way.
Wescover creator since 2019

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Is there an essential mix of talents you need to create a space?

"One who designs for others must listen very closely. Not only to the obvious, but also the not-so-obvious. Body language his huge. To notice if someone is uncomfortable in the layout of a space, or the selection of materials, and furnishings; it's worth taking note. Other talents would be the ability to communicate well, be extremely organized, work well under pressure, and always look at the big picture when working on even the smallest details of a project."
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How did you discover Creators (designers, artists, makers, etc.) and keep your community growing?

"I continuously seek design events around town. There are so many things happening at any given time and if there aren't any events there are always new showrooms popping up, galleries, museums, and not to mention social media! It can be a blessing and a curse that there is so much to see, but I do enjoy scrolling through instagram, pinterest, or even google images to get inspired by a design idea I have in mind! The best is when you can't find what you are looking for and you sketch it out to get the idea across. It then becomes a very custom project and I get to discover new makers and creatives that way! Social media and fellow designers help lead the way for the growth of my community."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"Recently, I installed a major project. Furnishings, rugs, lighting, artwork, and so on. Prior to installation, I went to the warehouse to peak at some items to make sure they weren't damaged or different than what I had ordered. I opened up a box to look at a chair from Anthropologie. I was extremely skeptical after seeing some of their wooden products in the store and the reviews were hit or miss on this particular chair. Not to mention the color and embroidery were pretty intense hues of pink (which was part of the color scheme), but it worried me. I was honest with my clients and told them that I was not completely sold on this chair and that I would reselect if we didn't like it. We installed them and they are the LIFE of the living room! Guests fight over these chairs when they visit my clients."
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