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Ashley Gilbreath, an Alabama-based interior designer, takes on the role of author

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Ashley Gilbreath, an Alabama-based interior designer, takes on the role of author


Claire Pool

Classically Southern, casually elegant, and graciously detailed are only some of the ways to describe Ashley Gilbreath’s style. In her debut book, Home is the Joy of HomeAshley’s focus is on creating the home of your dream through great design and personality.

Published by Gibbs Smith in 2023. Ashley Gilbreath’s The Joy of Home.

Throughout the book’s 240 pages, Ashley breaks down many of her interior design projects and her process for those homes. “For every project, I focus on creating a home tailored to each family’s needs and to stand the test of time.” she says. “I tap into my clients’ histories and memories to understand what resonates with them.” Her ability to dissect each client’s personality and desires while also reflecting her signature touch is what makes her method so interesting. She says that some of her unique elements are elegant drapery and eclectic artwork, timeworn antiques as well as hand-selected lights fixtures and custom treatments such as banquettes or reupholstered chair.

A living room designed by Ashley Gilbreath.
Emily Followill’s photography and Ashley Gilbreath’s interior designs

Each chapter explores a different home, from Ashley’s own beachfront oasis to lakeside…



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