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Let's Chat : Ashley | Meet Me in Philadelphia

February 26, 2014

I am really excited to welcome Ashley from Meet Me in Philadelphia here today.  Ashley and I share a similar updated traditional aesthetic and design over time philosophy.  If  you're not already following this talent, you should start now. 


1. SELF OR SPACE are you more drawn to fashion or interior design?:
I've always been into any type of creative expression, but most of my time is spent thinking about pretty interiors these days. Out of college, I stumbled into an amazing job as an assistant buyer for a very high-end boutique (think Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, Balenciaga) but the pull of interiors really captured my imagination because I was living only own for the first time. I desperately wanted a space that felt like home and that's been my mission in any space I've lived in since that point.

2. FAVORITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE:
We bought our "forever" home in January 2013 and are taking the renovation/decorating process slowly. We prioritized our den, which is painted a cozy, inky blue ("Gentleman's Gray" by Benjamin Moore) and reflects the evolution of my style over time. Lately, I'm investing in pieces--like an English pine dresser and antique parlor chair--that are timeless and classic and this room is the perfect place to show those pieces off.

3. FAVORITE OUTFIT:
Since leaving the fashion world over 5 years ago, I've settled into a casual style. I'm also from New England and have really embraced easy pieces from LL Bean (like my favorite french sailor top). Plus, you'll rarely see me without my moss green LL Bean boat tote--it's indestructible!


4. FAVORITE ARTIST OR DESIGNER:
That's a toughy! If I had to choose, I'd say I've been drawn lately to the classically English style of Ben Pentreath. He is the ultimate British city mouse and country mouse all rolled into one, and his shop is on my bucket list for the time I get to London!


5. BIGGEST OBSESSION:
How do I choose? A few long-standing obsessions come to mind..."Beverly Hills, 90210" (the Brenda years only--let's be real here), Repetto flats, thrift stores and and well-priced antique shops, Terrain, Wes Anderson movies, peonies...I could go on. But my biggest obsession is collecting old copies of Martha Stewart Living. I've got about 120+ issues and I keep them organized neatly in my craft room where I actually pull them out for inspiration often!

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15 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! So glad I now found another Philly area blogger! Can't wait to check out her blog :)

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  2. ah love this! totally agree I am obsessed with Wes Anderson movies and can't wait for The Grand Budapest Hotel next week :) xoxo, Stefanie

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  3. I had no idea you worked in fashion, Ashley. And that LL Bean tote is great. And of course there is nothing like the rush of walking into a good thrift or consignment shop not knowing what you may find.

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  4. I also have some MS Livings that I just can't get rid of. I love them just for their covers alone! And I will forever be a huge fan of your inky blue walls!

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  5. I absolutely adore Ashley. She is so true to herself and her style and that is reflected in her beautiful home. Thanks for featuring her today!!

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  6. I am so excited to find a new blog! I love this series.

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  7. How fun to learn more about Ashley! Love her blog & style sense.

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  8. Fun interview--good to know more about one of my favorite bloggers. I love Ashley's clean modern approach to tradition. And she's a smart cookie, too, so her blog is always a good read.

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  9. Love reading more about your fashion style, Ashley. Have you ever considered doing more posts on that topic? I'm also an LLBean fan. (Wearing their boots, a flannel, and vest as I type -- I'm wearing jeans too, just not from them.) Now, I'm intrigued by that bag. I'm off in search of it now.

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  10. Thanks so much again for featuring me, Julia!!!

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  11. Love finding new blogger babes!! Fabulous series my love!

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  12. I love Ashley and I'm so glad you featured her!! Everyone should know about Ashley.

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  13. Haha I love all of her obsessions!...and those navy walls!

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  14. Such a great interview! Ashley is hugely talented and her projects are always fabulous. Some of my favorites include the rope stool and her new bathroom redo. Cheers, Loi

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  15. Love your space Ashley- thanks for sharing! Can't wait to check out your blog since my husband is from the Philly suburbs.

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