Ashley Knierim

Ashley Knierim is a writer and editor who loves everything home decor, travel and food. 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.

Highlights

  • 10 years as a writer and editor
  • 2 years covering home decor 
  • Bachelor of Arts in journalism from NYU 

 

Experience

Ashley has spent over 10 years doing all things "content." 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 and 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.

 

Education

Ashley obtained a BA in journalism from NYU. 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 About.com. 

Her design know-how is self-taught and from a young age, she could be found tearing through the pages of Architectural Digest at the doctor's office. 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 ogling Instagram photos, she's passionate about all types of design (but may be a little partial to Mid-century modern). 

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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