Holiday Tastemaker: Ashley Gilbreath
In anticipation of the holiday season, Fig & Dove is excited to bring back its Holiday Tastemaker Series! We are pleased to introduce Ashely Gilbreath as our second tastemaker of the 2022 Holiday series.
Ashley Gilbreath is a Montgomery, Alabama based interior designer originally from Baton Rouge. She creates elegant homes where families can gather to celebrate everyday living and make memories wrapped in a feeling of love, comfort and beauty. Her work has been featured in many publications including Southern Living, House Beautiful, LUXE, Southern Home, Coastal Living and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Along with her interior design career, Ashley loves being a mother to her three children, operates Parish, a retail home design store and is writing a book!
What is your favorite entertaining secret, trick or specialty during the holiday season?
Premixed cocktails and pre-setting glasses with beautiful cocktail napkins and garnishes are a go-to when entertaining! It frees up the host to socialize instead of playing bartender all night and allows you to be extra intentional. For ambiance, I love Christmas music and a festive candle.
What is your go-to hostess gift?
What recipe do your family and friends look forward to each holiday season?
When my mom lived in California ages ago, a neighbor gave her the recipe for her famous cheesecake, and it’s become a staple in our house around the holidays.
What is the one tradition you and your family talk about the most?
Every Christmas Eve, we all gather, and my dad reads the Christmas story from The Bible.
What brings you the most joy during the Christmas season?
Spending time with my people!
Fig & Dove Favorites
Slate Blue Velvet Stockings If we have a house full at Christmas, we place the stocking intertwined with a pretty garland down the banister. It’s a little something different and an easy way to make the mantle not look overly crowded. I love the Fig & Dove Slate Blue Velvet Stocking for their sumptuous texture and beautiful color
Alpaca Christmas Tree Skirt I have my grandmother’s heirloom tree skirt and love to use it, but it’s a bit smaller. Often, I’ll layer it atop a neutral tree skirt which does the trick!
Fig & Dove for Bauble Stockings Love the Fig & Dove + Bauble Stocking collaboration! These are so fun for tabletop styling and will be a special addition to our Christmas Eve dinner table this year.
Acrylic Dove Ornament The possibilities are endless with Brad Bourgoyne’s acrylic dove ornaments! They are beautiful tied around a napkin with a pretty ribbon or adorning a present, and of course beautiful on the tree too!
Dogwood Hill Christmas Trimmings Wrapping Paper Roll Beautiful wrapping paper goes a long way, after all, it becomes part of your holiday décor! I love the fun color combination in the Dogwood Hill Christmas Trimmings wrapping paper.
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