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Thinking of starting an interior decorating business but don't know where to start?  

There are many designers out there who didn’t go the traditional route & pursue a design degree, and they are amazing at what they do.  I don’t believe you need formal training to be able to create beautiful spaces.  There is no amount of education that can teach you how to turn a house into a home.  

You may be like me-no formal design education.  A love & passion for creating beautiful spaces.  Or maybe this hobby of yours have your friends wanting you to come and decorate their space.  You are tired of working for the man & are ready to jump out on your own.  I’ve been there & I know how scary it is. Not feeling qualified enough, not knowing how to put together a mood board, take pictures or needing a contract & what all you need in a contract.  And don't get me started on designing a website.  It’s a lot to think about & a lot to learn.  

I believe in collaboration and supporting each other. Forget secrecy and competition, because I believe there is room for all of us in this space. I am here to support and encourage, not to mention talk about all the business “secrets” no one else wants to share.


Hi!  I’m Ashley.  I am a former teacher, who cashed in my teacher retirement to pursue my dream job & begin my own interior decorating company. Through lots of research, trial & error, and lots of sleepless nights I started Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC.  

I am here to share my knowledge with you.  Teaching you from my mistakes & victories.  To pull you up by the boot straps when you feel like you just don’t have it in you to do something this big. 

Friend, you can and you will.  And you will be so successful!! I can't wait to cheer you on in this exciting road ahead!