BEHIND THE VISION
ASHLEY BOWMAN | OWNER & FOUNDER
OF HOUSE is lead by award-winning artist, designer, and maker, Ashley Bowman. After an extensive 20-year career as a professional dancer/choreographer and 15 years as a graphic designer, she fully transitions into her passion for sustainable design and construction. She is a self-taught carpenter, furniture maker, and artist.
Ashley creates, builds, and collaborates with local artisans in the Southwest regions.
Her aesthetic is inspired by her journeys through the Sonoran Desert - her home on and off for over 30 years. She keeps wood in its raw form, rarely staining or altering its natural state. She uses low VOC and ECO-friendly products to seal and stain wood when necessary. Her textiles line uses vintage rugs and fabrics for repurposed pillows, curtains, and linens.
In addition to creating furniture, textiles, and decor, Ashley loves to create original recipes and is an avid home cook.
Of House is dedicated to sustainable practices. The business incorporates discarded, salvaged, and antique items (specifically wood) into the design work. Reclaimed lumber and hardware are also used in the construction of new furniture. Even Ashley's custom built furniture utilizes lumber that has been picked through or discarded.