Ashley Knierim

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Ashley Knierim

Ashley Knierim is a home decor expert and product reviewer. She's spent years trying to find the perfect couch (the verdict is still out), and loves finding new ways to decorate her small Brooklyn apartment. She is a passionate DIYer and upcycler as well.


  • 10+ years as a writer and editor
  • 2+ years covering home decor 
  • Worked at CNN, Good Morning America, Family Circle, AOL, Time Inc., and Dotdash


Ashley has spent over 10 years in content creation and editing. A natural writer and editor, she's covered everything from celebrities to politics to finance, but her real passion is diving into everything that makes a house a home. For the past two years, she's written about home decor trends on The Spruce. 

When she's not writing about it, Ashley loves to DIY everything she can get her hands on. Her apartment is made up of a hodgepodge of IKEA hacked couches and refinished coffee tables. She is always moving around her living room for a quick refresh. 

In addition to creating a perfect home, she is also a (very) amateur photographer and spends her time refining her iPhone camera skills and learning how to use a pottery wheel.


Ashley obtained a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from New York University. In college, she learned how to craft the perfect headline and tell a story. Throughout college, she held internships at CNN, Good Morning America, and Family Circle. She's since held editorial positions at AOL, Time Inc., and 

Her design education began at a young age, with copies of Architectural Digest. Today, she follows many design blogs and keeps up with every home decor trend. Whether she's trying it out in her own living room or eyeing Instagram photos, she's passionate about all types of design (but maybe a little partial to midcentury modern).

The Spruce Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission 

Expertise: Home decor, Decor trends, Home products
Education: New York University
Location: Columbus, OH

About The Spruce

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