Designer Crush: Desireé Ashworth


Recently I was asked by a client if I could hire an interior designer to design my home, who would it be? If it was my rustic country estate it would have to be Desireé Ashworth of Décor de Provence. Her design aesthetic derives from French, Swedish and Belgium design which I just adore. Join me today for a tour of Desireé’s rustic cottage which looks like a country home located in the French countryside but it is actually located in Utah.




Reclaimed lumber, natural stone, vintage furniture and treasures from Brambles and Blossoms in Provo, UT, and bold antique lighting fixtures from England and France complement the architecture and rustic charm of this cottage seamlessly.



The palette feels organic and welcoming with hues of pale green combined with warm and cool neutrals. The scrumptious kitchen tile from Ann Sacks adds a touch of shimmer and makes a bold statement going up to the ceiling against the reclaimed lumber. Below, the combination of a bench and chairs at the rustic farm-table is a refreshing change and creates balance backing up to the island and stools.



PicMonkey Collage


I am a real fan of the open plan and the lifestyle it creates, using hues from a consistent palette throughout the first floor and wood flooring keeps the flow from room to room. Look closely at the lovely cupboards and you will see the many collections in this home from tinted glass to various pottery.




In love with the herringbone pattern on the dining room floor, a simple change in the floor pattern adds just the right amount of design detail to complement the oversize cupboard and crystal chandelier. Below, not to sound cliche but this bedroom is just dreamy with a monochromatic palette and stunning iron bed featuring an upholstered headboard.



This French country home is just exquisite, if you connect with her style visit Desireé’s previous home, an elegant estate with country charm featured here at House of Turquoise one of my personal favorite blogs.

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  • Susan

    Once again, you’ve come up with a house tour that inspires unique decorating ideas.

    • Cathy from Adore Your Place

      Aww thanks, there is so much inspiration here 😉

  • Angela

    Beautiful home with many lovely ideas!!!~~Angela

    • Cathy from Adore Your Place

      Thanks for visiting today Angela this designer is super talented.

  • Janet Fergus

    Thank you Cathy for sharing all these wonderful inspirational ideas with us.

  • Virginia

    I have been in Desiree Ashworth’s home and I can tell you it is every bit as beautiful as it appears here. The comfort and warmth are real and her hospitality is top notch. She does everything with good taste and is always unpretentious and thoughtful. We are redoing a kitchen soon and we are definitely hiring her for ideas! She is a great friend and a huge talent. I’d also like to put a plug in for her younger sister, Dallas. She is a unique and fabulous artist and we have several of her samples hanging on our walls! Their mother, Natalie, is also very gifted and has a fabulous eye for taste and beauty. Her husband designs homes and does a lot of the building himself as well. The whole family is just dripping with talent! (Derek, you are a noble and influential teacher. An art in itself.)