Ashley Darryl, founder and owner of her namesake interior design firm, is quickly becoming one of Manhattan’s rising design stars. Best known for creating livable, unique spaces by blending styles into a cohesive, one-of-a-kind look, Ashley prides herself on bringing her client’s visions to life.
At an early age, Ashley was inspired by “the hunt” for unique design pieces. Accompanying her mother, also an interior designer, to flea markets and antique stores in East Texas, she knew early on the value of a diamond in the rough.
After earning her undergraduate degree in Art History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Ashley moved to New York in 2004 and attended Sotheby’s for graduate school where she found her calling for a career in interior design. In 2007, Ashley began working for Jeff Lincoln Interiors before starting her own business in 2014.
Today, Ashley still believes in diamonds in the rough, incorporating vintage pieces from eras past whenever possible. In her projects, one will notice a mixing of antiques with classic and contemporary pieces to create a refined unique look. According to one client, “Ashley’s design vision is immaculate. She comes up with ways to mix textures and patterns that result in magazine ready spaces.”
Ashley’s ability to wow her clients stems from her strength in understanding their taste and ideas, translating them into stories told through each room she decorates. Her portfolio is impressive and quickly growing with a roster of clients in New York, Connecticut, Hamptons, New Jersey and Texas.
Featured in numerous media, including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, House Beautiful, Vogue, Luxe, Harper’s Bazaar, HGTV Magazine, Open House New York, and Domino, Ashley is highly regarded with the industry. In 2014, she was named a “Next Wave Designer” by House Beautiful and in 2017, a Rising Star by the New York chapter of International Furnishings and Design Association (IDFA).
When Ashley isn’t applying her talent to client projects, she spends time at her recently restored, Upstate New York home, originally built in 1864. Drawn to the house because of its age and architecture, Ashley saw the opportunity to mix her generational, family heirlooms with modern design, applying the same principals she uses with clients.
Ashley and her husband, Jeff, split their time between Upstate New York and Manhattan with their Brussels Griffon, Madie, in toe.