Ashland Design Studio is Celebrating!

As Ashland’s first and only Design Resource Center we are proud to be an established part of the local and professional building community. Our doors have officially been open for THREE full years with more to come. It’s been quite the journey and we want to share it!

Ashland Design Studio is home to not only a Design Resource Center but also the services and expertise of JulieO Design and 2Yoke Design.

JulieO Design is a full-service building and interior design firm specializing in residential and small commercial projects in Oregon, California and Arizona. We collaborate with our contractors, architects and local artisans to utilize a multidisciplinary approach to interiors and to achieve innovative, client-centered design solutions.  And clients learn throughout the process. What can be imagined and realized by working together is far greater than what we can achieve alone. Every client has with a unique set of challenges and desires. Together, we find innovative solutions. The goal is to make clients comfortable with the process of design, for their current project or the next one. Your interior design should reflect your style, not your designer’s.

Julie O’Dwyer is owner of JulieO Design and founder of the Ashland Design Studio.  She earned her degree in Architecture, with a minor in Environmental Psychology, from the University of Arizona with additional studies in Design from the University of Copenhagen.  Julie founded JulieO Design in 2005, and was proud to open the Ashland Design Studio in 2014.  Prior to relocation in Ashland to raise her family, her career included partner and project lead for Holey & Associates in San Francisco; Associate and lead designer with Gensler & Associates in their Washington DC, Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles, and Tampa offices; and Designer with the Hillier Group in Princeton and Philadelphia – comprising almost 30 years of combined architectural and design experience.  As a commitment to involvement in her community, Julie is a founder member of the Splinter Group, Director at the Ashland Food Coop, member of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, and the Ashland Elks.  Julie focuses her work on constantly creating beauty in everyday experiences for her clients and Ashland.

2 Yoke Design joined the Ashland Design Studio last year and are quickly establishing their lead in the Interior Design community.  2Yoke Design is a multidisciplinary design firm specializing in Residential and Commercial Interiors that emphasize wellness and financial prosperity for both the home and workplace. 2Yoke Design believes that well-informed interior design has the potential to foster a deeper connection to the built environment, one that is supportive to the dreams and goals of its inhabitants. Their design philosophy is rooted in the expression of natural materials and organic, place-based design solutions, that support those striving to secure optimal health and sustainable wealth in their lives. Their full-service design offerings include: architectural & interior architectural consultation, custom furniture & lighting selection, event design, art consultation, color consultation, finish material selection, furniture procurement, personal shopping, project management, staging & styling. 2Yoke has offices both in Ashland, OR and Brooklyn, NY and has recently completed two projects at the Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden, a Biodynamic™ vineyard located on the Applegate Wine Trail of Southern Oregon.

Brienne Wasmer is the founding Principal Designer at 2Yoke Design. She started her architectural journey at the University of Oregon, receiving a Bachelors of Architecture and a Masters of Interior Architecture, with high honors. Jumpstarting her career with the affordable housing leader Central City Concern of Portland, Oregon, Brienne cultivated a meaningful commitment to universal design. She then co-created the Interior Architecture department at Hacker Architects, where she worked on higher education buildings, municipal libraries, and GSA border crossings among other public works projects. Founding 2Yoke Design in 2012, Brienne brings enormous passion and commitment to every project. She has a remarkable ability to serve the needs of her clients, while creating striking aesthetics crafted especially to express the project personality.

Thank you for your support over the last years. We look forward to keeping our showroom filled with the latest home furnishings, fixtures and finishes, and providing expert Interior & Building Design.  Hope to have you stop by soon.