When people ask “So Ashley, what do you do?” I always have the hardest time explaining. I’m an Interior Designer. I’m a Photographer. I work with and for a lot of people. Often times after stuttering through my spiel of “Well, I am an interior designer at Lucy and Company, but I am also a wedding photographer and freelance for Creative Loafing…” I myself wind up overwhelmed and confused. I find myself questioning “Am I an interior designer first and a photographer second or vice versa?”. Sometimes the lines are blurred, but all of the time, I love doing both, so in that, it is decided. I am not one, but all.
I am a Creative.
However, categorizing myself under such a broad term usually requires more of an explanation, so for this post, I will just be the Photographer.
Recently Interior Designer and my boss, Beth Keim, owner of Lucy and Company, had the awesome pleasure of working with Shauna Robinson, former Nascar driver and now creator of Happy Chair (please oh please click that link and try not to pull out scrap fabrics and a sewing machine and go to town…I dare you). Together they designed a sophisticated girl’s nursery for a very well known (and fast!) Nascar driver. The room was converted from a workout room to a natural and cozy haven for baby (that happened to house a sauna & overlook the indoor pool. Saweeeeetttt). Beth heightened the ceilings and softened the room with cornices upholstered in Kravet’s fabric velvet gate paired with linen roman shades. A low-pile wool rug mixed with overlapping Flokati style throws added a plush texture to the wood paneled adobe. A glider for Mom, a chair for Dad and a mini rocker for the Newbie (designed and upholstered by Shauna) formed a functional seating area. Keith, who is an incredibly talented artist (and happens to be Beth’s husband) stretched, designed, and painted the custom artwork above the crib showcasing a silhouette of one of the family’s many rescue pups. To top it all off, the piece that is quickly becoming Lucy and Company’s “signature”, the custom bird & branch mobile, hung low above the distressed crib, a crafty & fun touch.
Alright, so I guess after that long winded description, there is no denying it. I am always a photographer AND a designer. In my life there is no way for me to be just one. 😉 I am so blessed to be able to have a job that allows me put both my passion for photography details and my obsession for using the latest trends in client’s homes together.