I started my company in September 2016 after spending 12 years in the interior design industry working for firms in Orlando and Tampa. I love that now I can achieve a "balance" between work and family. So here I am 12 years later, Husband, 3 kiddos, and Ashley Gaughan Interiors.

South Tampa Entry

Entryways are some of the most impactful spaces within our homes. It not only creates the first impression for a visitor, but it’s also the place we come back to each time we return home ourselves. Rather than an afterthought, the entryway is an opportunity to set the tone for how we want to feel in our homes.

Recently, I had the pleasure of working in the home of a young South Tampa family with a love of clean lines and neutral color palettes. The wanted their home to have a mid-century modern look with touches of rustic industrial accents that provided a polished, clean, timeless and livable home for them.

I wanted the entry to reflect their aesthetic and still provide functional storage. We started with a raw mango wood industrial console ensuring space for storing items like keys and sunglasses out of sight, yet keeping them ready to grab as you walk out the door.

Next up was selecting the perfect piece of art. My client grew up in California, so we landed on this gorgeous abstract of Highway 1.

Finally, accessories were the key to pulling this space together. I added in coffee table books on personally meaningful subjects as well as pops of color and sculptural accents with a blue glass vase and brass sunburst figure. I always try to add in an organic element in greenery, like the succulents and flowers here, as they always seem to tie together the space and provide a finished and polished look. A wicker basket provides a little more storage and keeps clutter out of sight.

Stay tuned for more on this project, I’ll be sharing the kitchen and breakfast nook soon.

Love what you see? I’d love to help you bring this style to life in your own home.


July 5, 2017

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