Well-known Alabama-based designer Ashley Gilbreath recently released her debut book titled The Joy of Home.

“Interior designer Ashley Gilbreath’s fresh approach to Southern decorating is guided by her respect for family and tradition with an eye on practicality and warmheartedness. Her first book reveals the breadth of her casually elegant style. Whether it’s in town, on the water, or in the countryside, each home exhibits thoughtful planning and attention to detail in harmony with the client’s vision.”

(Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design/Facebook)


“Gilbreath gives readers insight into her design process, striking a balance between functionality, comfort, and beauty. From using a client’s favorite color as a unifying thread throughout, to offering guidance on designing a forever home that can mature with the family over time, every space is influenced by her passion for gracious everyday living.

(Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design/Facebook)

Inviting readers into her family beach home, Ashley explores the impact of small architectural updates, and the use of thoughtful injection of color and pattern to achieve the perfect mix. Ashley’s signature design strategies are distinguishable in each home. She artfully mixes new and old pieces and utilizes favorite custom treatments such as dressmaker details on chairs, to create a welcoming spirit grounded in tradition.

Bringing family together is the reason Gilbreath designs. ‘Balancing form and function with memory and emotion, home is a place for people to embrace family and celebrate life’s joys,’ she says. The Joy of Home gives readers insight and inspiration to create their own joyful home.”

(Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design/Facebook)

About Ashley

“Ashley Gilbreath is a Southern-based, award-winning, interior designer who studied at Auburn University and the New York School of Interior Design. She is a winner of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s coveted Shutze Award and has been nominated for Southeast Designer of the Year by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. Ashley’s fresh take on interiors has been seen in Southern Living, House Beautiful, Luxe, Coastal Living, Southern Home, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and in homes from Florida to New York. She is renowned for creating casual, elegant spaces where the family can gather to discover their own joy of home.”

Ashley Gilbreath’s The Joy of Home can be purchased here.