I first saw Houston interior designer Ashley Goforth’s work on a Cote de Texas blog. Initially what grabbed my attention was how often she used Fiddleleaf fig trees in her rooms, & how great they looked. Truthfully, there aren’t many good looking indoor trees that can be kept alive for any amount of time – outside of California, anyway, but the Fiddleleaf fig is an exception.
But then – wait. Her rooms are flat gorgeous! This bedroom, like her work in general, is clean & fresh, modern yet warm. Love the rug, the simplicity of the upholstered bed, & the beautiful panels on the windows. Not too feminine, yet with a touch of masculine.
Wow, you can look into this incredible master bath through french doors! The details here are to die for – floor tile, that tub with the sweetly adorned mirrored table, and the shower, whoa! Wonderful touch with the light fixture – I wouldn’t have thought to choose it but it looks perfect.
I love everything about this eating area. The skirted table is a perfect foil for what could be kind of clunky chairs that are softened perfectly by skirted seat slips. (We actually have these chairs – I am stealing this idea stat.)
I have a weakness for entryways, & this one is so pretty. The antique iron demilune is so unusual, & perfect flanked by the pair of carved chairs & matching lamps with a simple mirror. Love.
Another room I swoon over is a library or study. I love to read & so I feel such peace in a room full of books. Again, the detail she’s used here – not only are the books the walls, but the lighted shelf above the bookcases, the pretty trim on the dark shade, the sisal.
In this sitting room she uses a beautiful soft rug, & textured blinds behind pretty panels at the windows. The metallic coffee table, though modern in feel, works wonderfully with the clean lines & timeless style of the Bergere chairs.
Because this room is so light, the dark window treatments work beautifully, tying in with the dark chairs against the washed wood dining table. And I love the painted buffet as well as the pretty landscape above it. Tile floors feel so cold in a dining area sometimes that you might have expected a rug here, but it’s perfect without! And that chandelier – gorg! She could have found it here!
So much to love in this kitchen! The paneled hood over the stove keeps the cabinetry seamless, and the dark barstools pull in the what I assume are soapstone countertops. And those 3 big windows – what a dream! Pretty with the textured blinds.
Here she uses creamy tones without going too yellow. I love the patterned rug, & the white linens are so fresh against the darker creamy tones in the bed & the curtain panels. And the dark wood bedside cabinets keep it grounded. Beautiful.
Where to start?? In a room that could teter over to harshly modern, almost Z-Gallerie-is (sorry, Z), she uses lighted art flanking the hanging tv with a the mirrored cabinet to make it so sophisticated, & the great shape of the boxwoods in the planters are just the softness the room needs. Then she tosses in that stark iron coffee table with the antique gilded chair? Wow. The soft graphic print of the pillows add fun & freshness. I need to be more brave in some of my mixes!
Pretty sitting area in the master with a touch of glam. I love the Oly chair!
I’m guessing she didn’t have a lot of room to work with in this guest bedroom, but it packs a design punch! Softening the windows by putting the upholstered headboard up against them, adding a touch of glamor in the bedside table, pulling the soft tones together with the stripe in the chair. Can you tell I love everything she does??
I love how she’s not afraid to use dark color on walls. Having overdosed on antler everything in my years at Anteks, I don’t often use it these days, but I love it here. This rustic but bold office is masculine but the geometric pattern on the curtain panels makes it fresh & softens the look.
I can’t find anything she does that I don’t like! (Can you tell??) What do you all think – tell me what you like or what you don’t!
See more of Ashley’s work on her website.
But, confession: Ashley was my inspiration for a couple of key pieces I love in my own living room, a Fiddleleaf fig (of course!) & an African Kudu skull.