Ashley has worked in luxury residential and commercial interior design based in Atlanta, GA and Palm Beach, FL. She graduated from the Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, CA. Ashley is also a active member in both ASID and IFDA. She specializes in Historic Homes, Homes with a view, and Nightclub Design. She comes from a family of designers, her mother was a interior designer, both of her brothers are current in the contemporary design scene in NYC. Her eldest brother, Chris Held, is a fine furniture designer. Chris has furniture pieces that can be found in museums across the world. While her other brother, Tyler Held, is Head Painter and Sculpter for most famous living artist in the world, contemporary artist, Jeff Koons. Her brothers dedication and determination to be the best at their trade, their willingness to learn, and push the fine lines of design is what inspires Ashley. Ultimately, her brothers have acted as a "muse" to her career in Interior Design. Her ability to empathize and listen to her clients is what makes Ashley desirable to work with time and time again.
Describe your ideal project:
My ideal project would give me the fee reign in the selection of all materials, flooring, color pallet, lighting, hardware, millwork, plumbing, countertops,etc on a full home renovation/ flip. That way my vision has no interference and allows me to actually do my job and design.
What drives you to design?
What motivates me, is the fear of being average. I work hard to learn something new in my field each and every day. I am driven by my clients reaction to the end result.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
My love for life, my life experiences and empathizing with my clients, thier lifestyle, goals, dreams, and children. Candor is what draws most of my inspiration.