Who: Ashley Botten Where: Toronto, Ont. What: Designer of Interiors at Ashley Botten Design, a full-service design and build firm where she creates custom-built interiors. A fashion muse and mother, Botten loves great style, art and skiing.
What’s inspiring you right now?
The Waterfall Pale carpet by Allegra Hicks for The Rug Company.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love it all.
What three things are you obsessed with right now?
Lighting by Ingo Maurer, USM storage system and Ted
Muehling accessories and jewellery.
Describe your decor style.
Does it differ from
your personal style?
My interior style and personal style definitely blend.
Both have an architectural flavour and a layering effect.
I love a sense of structure, mixed with softness and
character that’s not perfect…because that’s life!
What’s your favourite flower?
Do you have a favourite colour palette?
Right now, the colours in the Waterfall Pale carpet.
Which room in your house is your favourite
room to entertain in?
The dining room or wherever there’s a big table. I love to gather around a big table to eat, drink and hang out with friends.
What’s your favourite springtime cocktail?
What makeup essentials can’t you live without?
Mascara, blush and lip gloss. I like makeup that enhances the
natural tones in my skin and lips, like Nars The Multiple in Orgasm, $46.
Ashley's Favourite Things
The Waterfall Pale Carpet by Allegra
Hicks, The Rug Company.
Nars The Multiple, in Orgasm (available at Murale) .
Concave agate cuff and Tortoise agate cuff, Ted Muehling.