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Inspired by a West Texas Ranch House, Now Building My California Dream Home

Inspired by a West Texas Ranch House, Now Building My California Dream Home

It felt like the world had no end from the patio of my grandmother’s house, we called her “Wacket.”  The adobe house with a red tile roof sat on a rolling West Texas hill.  Her carefree nature empowered me and endless fields to roam gave me a sense of adventure.  Now forty years later and after spending two decades helping people realize their architectural dreams,...

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Back To School

Back To School

This time of year is always beautiful - summer holidays, school breaks, vacations, sipping on a cocktail by the pool, and time away from everyday routine and chaos.  Although I find it hard to switch off completely, I am enjoying time off with family and friends more than any other summer in the past. This summer is special, my firstborn graduated from high school in...

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Creative Drive Straight to Down Time, Aloha!

Creative Drive Straight to Down Time, Aloha!

Cover Photo Credit: Dimitry Loiseau Dress - Jade Allen Boutique  Photoshoots and designing custom furniture for my luxury and sustainable furniture line, Ashley Yeates Collection, are a part of my inspiration to make positive change in this world. With the exponential growth of the design firm comes endless opportunities to create unique pieces for clientele.   (Photo Credit: Glen Mcdowell) Painting by - David Garibaldi  The Caroline Arm...

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Setting the Table Symbolizes Love for Tradition

Setting the Table Symbolizes Love for Tradition

I loved to set the table from a young age.  It was always my task for special occasions.  There are endless creative opportunities when mixing and matching plates, silverware, glasses, charges, napkins, flowers and special accessories that would otherwise sit collecting dust. 

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Ashley Yeates on her Bolton Sofa (photo by Michelle Magdelena)

Sea to Sierra, Natural Beauty Inspires Pure Intentions

I knew Dallas was in the rearview mirror as Highway 1 took me over the hill from Monterey into Carmel where mountains taper off and meet the ocean. With family, friends and new design business in Texas one would think an off the cuff statement like “I am moving” was a joke, but it happened theoretically in less than a day... 

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Human Connection Sustainability Buy Right Buy Once Interior Design

Human Connection by Design

Human Connection is the core of meaningful existence. It is the big picture for why I left the practice of law for design. Although designing a space may be a superficial improvement in the world, I see design as the immediate ability create change and connect...connection with ourselves expressing style, our belongings with memories, others through the process and world via a footprint.  “Home means...

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A Re-Introduction

A Re-Introduction

This past year has certainly taken us on a ride! Priorities changed, focuses changed, lifestyles changed, and with change comes growth and opportunity to refresh.  I have a new logo, website, and layout for Ashley Yeates Design and furniture lines, let me re-introduce you to who I am and the new branding! My focus as a designer is human connection allowing client’s needs to drive...

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