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Ashley Whittaker      

Renowned Interior Designer & Bestselling Author of "The Well-Loved House"

Ashley Whittaker is a renowned New York City-based interior designer and author of #1 bestselling interior design book, "The Well-Loved House". She is celebrated for her captivating presentations, where she has traveled the U.S. sharing her tricks of the trade. Often described as a "neo-traditionalist", her hallmarks include distinctively classic taste and chic sophistication. Whittaker’s work stands the test of time, with each space displaying beautiful interiors that can truly be well-lived in. Whittaker’s eye for design, impeccable taste, and passion for interiors has led her to projects everywhere from New York City to Denver to Palm Springs.

Listed on Elle Décor’s A-List of top designers, Whittaker’s work has been published in The New York Times, Veranda, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Domino, and most notably, on the cover of House Beautiful on six separate occasions.

Speech Topics

The Well-Loved House Creating Home with Color, Comfort, and Drama

Ashley Whittaker takes her audience through the highlights of her #1 best-selling interior design book, The Well-Loved House. She shares insights into four projects, with details on everything from selecting appliances to curating antique finds. Her personal anecdotes offer a glimpse into Whittaker’s rise in the design world, touching on her childhood with a real estate mother and her transition from PR into the world of interiors. Audience members will gather advice on the four C’s that tie Whittaker’s designs together: Contrast, Complete, Connection, and Comfort. Through detailed storytelling and engaging visuals, Whittaker brings the audience on a journey through homes that are well-lived in and well-loved.

Audience takeaways:

  • Decorating advice: Selecting materials, working with vendors, coordinating with contractors/architects
  • Entertaining advice: Creating spaces that flow, hosting in your home, collecting items that are beautiful and practical
  • Collecting advice: Stories of travels, having an eye for antiquing, how to let your home grow and change.

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