At Authentic Design Studio we pride ourselves on creating a design that ...

EFFORTLESSLY LEAVES OUR CLIENTS FEELING AT HOME. INSTEAD OF TRYING TO PUSH ONE SPECIFIC “SIGNATURE LOOK” WE DIAL IN ON THE INDIVIDUAL(S) LIVING IN EACH SPACE. WITH A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF OUR CLIENTS, WE ARE THEN ABLE TO CURATE THEIR UNIQUE AUTHENTIC DESIGN!

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Owner and Principal Designer of Authentic Design Studio. My specialty is understanding each client in a way that allows me to capture their Authentic self. 

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I take a lot of pride in creating spaces for my clients that feel unique to them, and leave them and their guests feeling something when they enter the space. I started A.D.S with the intention of bringing back the art of unique spaces and breaking the habit of doing what everyone else is doing with your home. When working on a project I want my clients to feel inspired to venture outside of the box and also break free of any design limitations they may have placed on themselves. Design is intended to spark joy, curiosity, and most of all creativity to try new things. Every home has a story to tell, and I’m here to help you tell yours!

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We are a full service design firm whose mission is...

to help homeowners break free of a cookie cutter interior by eliminating their own design limitations and bringing out their Authentic Design! We do this by incorporating meaningful pieces in their home, developing a collaboration with our clients while also helping them determine what their personal design is.


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Authenticity is "BEING TRUE TO YOUR OWN PERSONALITY, VALUES, AND SPIRIT REGARDLESS OF THE PRESSURE THAT YOU'RE UNDER TO ACT OTHERWISE".

FULL SERVICE

VIRTUAL DESIGN

DESIGNER FOR A DAY

REMODEL & NEW CONSTRUCTION

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Full-Service design is our signature turnkey service, meaning that we take care of it all so that you can focus on your day-to-day life and work.

This service is ideal for homeowners seeking support for everything from the ground up. We cover it all: from custom built-ins, one-of-a-kind furnishings, window treatments, wall treatments, and the final touches such as curated art & accessories. We design, source, order, store, and install all of your furniture and styling pieces so that you can rest assured knowing that all of the hard work is taken care of!

Our turnkey design begins with a $250 investment for a 1 hour in home consultation. During this appointment we take a tour of your home and discuss your vision for each space. You may choose to have Authentic Design Studio assist you with the next steps or embrace our ideas and complete your vision. In the end, you’ll receive a project proposal outlining our services based on the scope of work. The timeline for full-service projects can range from 4 months-1 year depending on the scope of the project.

Full Service is right for you if:
You don't want to do any DIY
You don't want to do any project management
You want someone else to come in and take care of everything from start to finish
You are ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy the process of your home coming together

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Full-Service design is our signature turnkey service, meaning that we take care of it all so that you can focus on your day-to-day life and work.

This service is ideal for homeowners seeking support for everything from the ground up. We cover it all: from custom built-ins, one-of-a-kind furnishings, window treatments, wall treatments, and the final touches such as curated art & accessories. We design, source, order, store, and install all of your furniture and styling pieces so that you can rest assured knowing that all of the hard work is taken care of!

Our turnkey design begins with a $250 investment for a 1 hour in home consultation. During this appointment we take a tour of your home and discuss your vision for each space. You may choose to have Authentic Design Studio assist you with the next steps or embrace our ideas and complete your vision. In the end, you’ll receive a project proposal outlining our services based on the scope of work. The timeline for full-service projects can range from 4 months-1 year depending on the scope of the project.


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Our Virtual Design services begin with an in-depth questionnaire and a measurement checklist to make. Our Virtual Design services begin with an in-depth questionnaire and a measurement checklist to make.

Our Virtual Design services begin with an in-depth questionnaire and a measurement checklist to make sure you can provide us with proper measurements of your space as well as photos so that we can get started on your design.

From there, we then deliver a full design package that includes a floor plan and room layout guidance (if applicable), 2D Design Concept, measurements for the pieces used in the design and a detailed shopping list. We send you a recorded presentation that explains why we picked the items we did, paint selection, and everything else in great detail. Once all of your products have been delivered, we provide you with Installation Guidance and one final zoom consultation to make sure everything comes together perfectly.

Virtual Design is right for you if:
You do not need in-person site visits and enjoy some DIY
You can hang artwork and window treatments
You can accept deliveries and move your own furniture
You're ready to follow a simple plan and avoid costly mistakes
You want professional support throughout your project from the design phase to install. 



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Our Virtual Design services begin with an in-depth questionnaire and a measurement checklist to make. Our Virtual Design services begin with an in-depth questionnaire and a measurement checklist to make.

Our Virtual Design services begin with an in-depth questionnaire and a measurement checklist to make sure you can provide us with proper measurements of your space as well as photos so that we can get started on your design.

From there, we then deliver a full design package that includes a floor plan and room layout guidance (if applicable), 2D Design Concept, measurements for the pieces used in the design and a detailed shopping list. We send you a recorded presentation that explains why we picked the items we did, paint selection, and everything else in great detail. Once all of your products have been delivered, we provide you with Installation Guidance and one final zoom consultation to make sure everything comes together perfectly.



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Designer-for-a-Day is a 6-hour, in-home 1-1 collaborative intensive design session created to help you design, shop or style your space in a short amount of time. This is for clients local to Northern Utah only.

What is included:
✓ 6-hour, in-home design session
✓ Follow-up report with links to resources
✓ Lunch (We will have a working lunch together in your home)
✓ Shared Pinterest board
✓ BONUS! Complimentary 30-minute follow-up call you can use within 30 days.
 
Here are a few examples of what we could achieve in our time together: 
Come up with a room layout and source a few key furnishings online
Make kitchen backsplash and hardware recommendations
Personal shopping and/or styling  

Designer for a Day is good for you if:
You just need an expert's input for the day
You need help with color selections
You need help with flooring selections
You are stuck on a certain part of your home and want some ideas



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Designer-for-a-Day is a 6-hour, in-home 1-1 collaborative intensive design session created to help you design, shop or style your space in a short amount of time. This is for clients local to Northern Utah only.

What is included:
✓ 6-hour, in-home design session
✓ Follow-up report with links to resources
✓ Lunch (We will have a working lunch together in your home)
✓ Shared Pinterest board
✓ BONUS! Complimentary 30-minute follow-up call you can use within 30 days.
 
Here are a few examples of what we could achieve in our time together: 
-Come up with a room layout and source a few key furnishings online
-Make kitchen backsplash and hardware recommendations
-Personal shopping and/or styling  

Designer for a Day is good for you if:
You just need an expert's input for the day
You need help with color selections
You need help with flooring selections
You are stuck on a certain part of your home and want some ideas




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Have a Remodel project, we can help!


If you are considering a Remodel project we would love to help you transform your current space into the one you've always dreamed of! Remodel projects can be a lot to manage on your own and are also an investment so by working with us we can eliminate much of the stress that comes from making selections, figuring out best layouts, and much more. Throughout the remodel process we will partner with your chosen GC to make sure we're all on the same page which ensures a great working experience for all parties. For most remodel projects we HIGHLY recommend having a GC and NOT doing the project management yourself.



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Five things you need to know when considering a Remodel Project

1. Hire an Interior Designer first! Working with an interior designer eliminates costly mistakes and makes your remodel investment worth it! With our expertise we can help you have a good understanding of what your project could cost, and also bring ideas to the table that will completely transform your space. We are planners which means most every detail will be accounted for and we can go to the contractor with a well thought out and organized game plan.
 
2.We can't stress this enough: Hire a GC SECOND. Why? Because if there isn't a clear idea of what the project entails from the start, the contractor will not only have a difficult time pricing accurately but there will be delays from the start or finish of your project as the contractor works on the fly to line up the necessary subcontractors. For example: If there isn’t a clear plan for moving your vanity before you meet a contractor, there will be a delay when you eventually bring in a designer and find out you need a plumber to move the vanity drain.
 
3. If it is a big remodel we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you do NOT live in the space (unless you can occupy another level of the home with everything you need). Most days demo will be taking place and that creates a lot of dust, there's power tools, and in our opinion it just adds to the stress living in a home that's under construction.
 
4. Plan for your project to take longer than expected. Of course we do our best to try to avoid delays but sometimes with construction things come up.
 
5. Have a buffer! We will go into the remodel project with a plan and budget for the things we can see but sometimes when we start getting into walls there might be areas exposed that we couldn't have budgeted for. With this we recommend having a buffer of at least 10% however 20% is better.



Considering New Construction, we can help!

Ready to build your dream home from the ground up? We love New Construction because it really is starting with a blank canvas and full of opportunities to really create something special. We recommend reaching out to an interior designer when you are considering this option so that we can work together with your chosen builder and their architect right from the beginning. This ensures that we have gone over your lists of wants and needs and when your plans come back it allows us to do an audit and call out any opportunities the architect may not have thought of. Being involved from the very beginning truly allows us to help you create exactly what you want. With new construction, you may also want to do window treatments, wall treatments, furnishings etc. (this is what most prefer). We offer that as well and prefer it because it ensures a fully curated design where your finishes and furnishings are cohesive throughout; making the biggest impact on the entire home.


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New Construction: What to Know

1. Authentic Design Studio believes that the greatest value for our clients is achieved when we have the opportunity to work on a project from concept to completion. This is defined as starting with architectural concepts and finishes/color palettes all the way through furnishings and accessory staging and design.
 
2. Authentic Design Studio is in direct communication with your chosen builder throughout the process to alleviate stress on our client and assist in design decisions. We are here as your trusted liaison to work together with your builder and create as smooth of a process as possible.
 
3. During the construction phase is it crucial for the client and builder to communicate with Authentic Design Studio when unexpected changes happen at the site. This open communication helps keep us informed when timelines have shifted or when there are frustrations due to construction issues and/or setbacks. Unfortunately things do come up in construction which is why we are here for any design alterations to help ease the burden and keep the construction team moving forward smoothly and efficiently.




Phases for New Construction

1. Plan: Every great design starts with a plan! We begin our process by gathering as much information about you and your lifestyle, wants and needs through meetings and a design questionnaire. We also review inspiration images with you to ensure we have a clear understanding of your vision before beginning.

2. Design: The second meeting is our design kick off! This is where we come prepared to present all of your design concepts, floor plans, and finish samples. During this meeting we will also listen to and take notes of the feedback you have to provide and then refine your design with additional meetings as needed. Honest feedback is important to us because we desire to leave you with a design that YOU love. We will also be collaborating with the architect and the builder to ensure clear communication and direction throughout all of the design details.

3.Develop: Design is full of many small details that are crucial to getting the design right! With that, we will work on customized specification documents for clear implementation in the field. Drawings are also finalized for the submission to the city for approval.

4. Installation: By this phase all of the elements have come together and Authentic Design Studio. As part of our turn-key service (includes furnishings, window and wall treatments, accessories) this phase would include us coordinating delivery and install of your furnishings and styling of all artwork and accessories. Our turn-key service provides you with a fully designed home, one you can walk into and instantly feel like it's yours! This service takes out the hassle of furnishing your new home yourself and ensures that everything (from the finishes to the furnishings) feels cohesive and swoon worthy.





The PROCESS

Every project begins with a Discovery Call to learn more about your project and share with you our services. Shall you desire to schedule an in-home consultation from there we can meet with you at your home and gain a full understanding of the scope of work. During this hour together we can also answer any design questions you may have. From there, we will create a custom proposal for your review and consideration. Once you decide to move forward in working together we send you a design questionnaire to gain a deeper understanding of you and the ones living in the space(s). Upon completion of the questionnaire, we begin curating your 2D concepts (3D is available at an additional cost) for your design presentation. During the presentation we bring samples, concepts, and much more to go over everything in great detail. Two rounds of revisions are always included to ensure that your authentic design meets all of your dreams. From there, depending on the service, we go into action and begin procurement, scheduling, and many other things behind the scenes before installation. We wrap up your project with a photoshoot and a gift to Thank You for entrusting us with your home and then leaving you to enjoy your very own Authentic Design.

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ClIENT STORIES

We didn’t know what to do. My wife, Peppur, and I had recently bought a house in Chandler Arizona that needed some love. Initially we thought we could handle most of the interior design and remodel on our own. Ha! After a brief freak out period we pivoted and our real estate agent, insert plug for Aurora if appropriate, introduced us to Ashley and Authentic Design Studio. From the outset Peppur and Ashley connected on the overarching theme and feel for our entire first floor (living room, kitchen, dining room, and guest bathroom) design / remodel. Throughout the entire process Ashley thoughtfully and effectively communicated with us. Even through some of the challenges (and there are always challenges) we never felt neglected or alone. We came in on time and on budget and most importantly we absolutely LOVE the final result. It is now our home with reflections of both of our personalities. Highly recommend!

We absolutely LOVE the final result

Matt and Peppur

I couldn't give higher praise for Ashley and Authentic Design Studios if I tried! She was such a pleasure to work with and our space is just a giant breath of fresh air. My significant other and I had similar design taste in some areas, and completely opposite taste in others. Ashley did such a wonderful job of finding ways at every step of the process to appease both of our taste. She was so honest and kind and I appreciated her bright nature and professionalism so very much. Ashley worked around our incredibly hectic schedule with ease and was so accommodating. I walk into our space and it feels like home. There is far less clutter, but the space feels full and just perfect. Authentic Design Studios offered us consultations to get the feel of what we were looking for just right before we moved forward with making purchases and that helped to put my anxious mind at rest. I truly couldn't recommend her enough!

Courtney 

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I couldn't give higher praise

Working with Ashley was such a dream. She took the stress out of the design process. She’s very good at listening to ideas and bringing them to life while also adding her own touch to a project within a budget you set. Our home design feels very much like us and I think that’s the best part about working with her. She’s responsive and so helpful with questions. She isn’t just our designer, she’s become a dear friend and I’m so glad we worked with her on our home

Morgan

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Working with Ashley was such a dream

Ashley was incredible to work with. From the very beginning of the process she listened to our vision and took charge to put it into action. Ashley was very easy to communicate with and always responded quickly. We had delays with Crate and Barrel and Ashley took charge to contact them multiple times to get resolutions. I would 100% recommend Ashley without hesitation. We can’t wait to use Ashley for the rest of our design process! 

Jackie

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I would 100% recommend Ashley without hesitation.

Say goodbye to cookie cutter interiors and hello to your Authentic Design today! 

Authenticity reborn - how it should be!

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