About Me

I’m a Decorator, a Design Devotee and a Disciple of Beauty.

Born in Saudi Arabia to cosmopolitan parents, I was constantly introduced to interesting new cultures and different surroundings. Thus my journey with design began at an early age.  These experiences not only instilled in me a deep appreciation for the multiple facets of beauty, but also  ultimately influenced my sense of style.

While attending New York School of Interior Design, I was fortunate to obtain a much sought-after internship with the French interior designer and antique dealer, Jean-Paul Beaujard.  A Madeleine Castaing devotee, Jean-Paul re-introduced me to a world of design, defined by the European aesthetic of refined luxury.  Subsequently, over the next eight years, as Assistant Designer, I would spend time on assignments in Connecticut, the Hamptons and Manhattan.  Residing in New York City had a huge impact on my awareness of design.

Returning to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002, and co-founding Ashfield Hansen Design, I ultimately established my personal interior design and decoration studio in 2013.  The joys I absorb in daily connection with people, travel and my career, plus the never-ending possibilities of life continue to  inspire…

My journey with design continues.

Barbara Ashfield, Allied Member, ASID

A special thank you to the following:
Thomas Heinser  | www.thomasheinser.com
Designer Showrooms:
Coup d’Etat  |  www.coupdetatsf.com
Tansu Design  |  www.tansudesign.com
Shears & Window  |  www.shearsandwindow.com
Richard Andronaco Upholstery  |  www.richardandronaco.com
Dogfork LampArts  |  www.dogfork.com
Benjamin Moore & Co.  |  www.benjaminmoore.com
Creative Services: 
Matthew Rowland  |  Brand & Design  |  www.triggerdesign.com
Lisa Boquiren |  Marketing Consultant
Michael Armado  |  Designer