One gal I can at all times depend on to ship stylish, European-inspired interiors inspo is San Francisco-based way of life and design blogger, Ashley Kane. After following her on social and routinely testing her weblog (beforehand Brunch on Chestnut, now Ashley Kane) for years, I can safely say she’s turn into certainly one of my fundamental go-tos for nicely, nearly all my favourite issues in life. From recommendations on gathering a superbly curated residence, to scrumptious pink wine recs and timeless wardrobe staples, Ashley has her pulse on all good issues residence and elegance, whereas nonetheless remaining true to her love of fresh strains, minimalism, and taking inspiration from nature.
And in terms of design, Ashley’s areas and distinctive sense of warm-minimalist fashion will be noticed from a mile away.
After leaving her content material advertising and marketing workplace job in 2016, she jumped head first into the full-time running a blog world and has since developed a platform that embodies the proper mixture of California-cool and Italian Riviera allure.
Along with her superb eye and knack for locating all the perfect designer finds on sale, we love that she connects along with her viewers in a real means that makes you are feeling such as you’re one textual content away from consuming pizza on the sofa along with a bottle of Pinot. She’s the cool large sister that offers nice recommendation– it’s no marvel her cult-like viewers coined the section #Kaned and frequently share it on social when influenced or impressed.
For anybody trying to channel a extra intentional, ‘much less is extra’ form of perspective, Ashley serves up an vital lesson in dwelling with what you’re keen on, and provides us a tour by way of her residence that proves particularly inspiring for these dwelling in small areas. Her house is stuffed with the identical laid again simplicity with which she lives life — and some private touches that show it’s a well-loved residence.
Scroll on for a peek contained in the stylish designer’s Cow Hole house, the place 100 p.c of the items are “so Ashley Kane.”
Inform us about your private home.
I reside in San Francisco with my husband Matt and our four yr outdated labradoodle, Scout. We discovered our 1 bed room Cow Hole house on Craigslist 2.5 years in the past. We actually lucked out—the situation and allure spoke to us, and having up to date loos/kitchen was some form of magic—that doesn’t come usually on this metropolis!
Describe your house in 5 phrases or much less:
Thoughtfully collected, charming, easy, cozy.
What’s your favourite spot within the house?
We spend probably the most time in our front room—it’s positively the center of our house.
What’s your favourite method to spend time at residence?
My husband and I’ve a convention of ordering pizza and opening a pleasant wine membership bottle on Friday nights—we stay up for it each week!
I’ve an obsession with contemporary flowers and greenery peppered all through our residence always (I can’t wait to have a backyard sometime!), candles lit within the evenings, and music on!
Pre-pandemic life, I beloved internet hosting girlfriends over weekly (I miss that!). Our house is small but it surely positively has *a vibe* and brings a lot consolation and happiness!
What was the design inspiration in your house?
Because it’s small and we knew our subsequent step can be to purchase a house, we’ve fastidiously collected issues which might be stunning, versatile, and know we shall be excited to convey with us down the highway after we transfer. I at all times lean extra towards a impartial basis after which convey it to life with the small print; textiles, vegetation, collected treasures. I gather visually placing glassware (primarily classic vases and little trays) and I’ve a serious obsession with charming and distinctive lighting! I’m primarily hoarding classic lamps at this stage for our future residence…
How did San Francisco play into your design inspiration?
Since I can keep in mind, I’ve at all times been strongly influenced by European interiors/structure. I’m actually drawn to french and mediterranean types sitting fortunately alongside one another, so dwelling in a victorian fashion house has given us room to construct off of the vibe we hope to see in a future house. Our house has excessive ceilings, lush linen curtains that kiss our darkish hardwood flooring, an arch ground mirror to offer the allusion of an archway (french archway doorways by way of a house is my dream), and plaster lighting and accents. I’ve lived in a handful of flats over the 11 years I’ve lived within the metropolis and solely opted to reside in these with immense allure.
On one other observe, I lately purchased a linen headboard with a enjoyable form, and after ordering it and ready for its arrival, I saved noticing the identical form on so many entry facades within the metropolis. So, I do assume I subconsciously take fashion cues from San Francisco in that sense as nicely!
Who’re your dream home company? And, what are you consuming, consuming, listening to?
Taylor Swift, Chrissy Tiegen, and Kristen Wiig—what a enjoyable evening that may be! My faves. Italian shared plates and scrumptious pink wine can be on the menu with my backyard social gathering playlist within the background.
What has been your largest design problem for the house?
We’ve formally outgrown our storage capability a yr or so in the past, so getting artful with hiding odds and ends has been my largest problem. Litter shouldn’t be my jam!
What’s your primary inside design tip?
It’s vital to place issues collectively slowly and nicely. I’d relatively one stunning factor in a room than filling the house for the sake of it. Designing a house ought to be an always-evolving undertaking… there’s no rush!
And on that very same observe, what are your high design suggestions for these which might be dwelling in flats or small areas?
Rigorously curate belongings you gather. Since we have now no extra room for added furnishings at this level, I prefer to get misplaced within the magic of each element… even my q-tip holder makes me pleased!
What are your favourite design assets?
I gather design books and subscribe to a couple magazines (Architectural Digest Spain, Cabana, and World of Interiors give me life) that I stay up for sifting by way of frequently. I at all times take away superb concepts and suggestions from them, and study so many stunning manufacturers, architects, designers, and every kind of makers. I reference them usually when I’m feeling impressed to refresh issues round our residence.
store the put up: classic Barovier vases (related)
Favourite locations to buy furnishings and decor:
1stDibs, Etsy, eBay, Reside Auctioneers, Fehn Retailer, South Loop Loft, and property gross sales for classic and vintage items. A number of favourite manufacturers off the highest of my head: Nickey Kehoe, Armadillo & Co, One Kings Lane, Anyon Atelier, McGee & Co, fferrone design, and Louise Roe.
A well-designed residence ought to be a mirrored image of what lights you up.
What does the autumn season seem like at your house?
I prefer to up my ante a bit with ambiance and temper come fall. Far more candles lit, decadent blankets on show, autumnal blooms, and moody music on our document participant.
Inform us about Ashley Kane — your website, IG, model, and many others. all have probably the most stunning aesthetic!
Thanks! That’s so good! I began running a blog in highschool as a inventive outlet—it was a mix of gathering inspiration whereas feeding my curiosities with graphic design and issues going digital! It was a passion that simply caught with me for greater than half my life now.
To make dwelling itself an artwork is my philosophy and the way I describe my perpetual drive to reside with intention. My content material goals to be an inspiring reminder that life is about enjoyment.
I’ve at all times been a bit obsessive about nice branding, so fine-tuning my very own fashion and model is a perpetual evolution. I’m continually honing in on and working with what drives and conjures up me, which has led me to dial into my distinctive perspective and function.
What do you envision for the model sooner or later? I can so completely envision an A Kane residence store on the horizon!
I’ve large goals and plans within the pipeline! My readers have inspired a couple of concepts and I’m excited to proceed to work in direction of bringing them to life.
One factor I can share now could be that I like sourcing stunning and distinctive classic so down the highway, one factor I’ve my coronary heart set on is to open a studio/store that serves as an workplace house for myself to satisfy with inside consulting shoppers, in addition to a spot individuals can are available in and store my finds.
As I stated, your private home ought to endlessly evolve and there’s simply a lot magnificence on the earth to find/gather and that endlessly conjures up me. I believe that notion will stick to me perpetually.