Life is Better When It's Fancy!
About Ashley Brooke Designs
Ashley Brooke Designs is a lifestyle brand and design studio in the heart of the Sunshine State. The mission has always been simple: Create pretty and witty products that encourage, inspire, and transform the everyday into the extraordinary. From your morning coffee in an ABD mug to jotting down your daily to-do list on one of our notepads, we’re passionate about transforming even life’s most routine moments into special ones.
The ABD collection is a carefully picked assortment of designer Ashley Brooke’s favorite things. Every item features one of her fun and colorful hand-illustrations. They are elevated yet affordable and always more sweet than they are irreverent. What’s more, they make the perfect gift!
The BlogAshley Brooke Daily is all about Ashley Brooke’s latest discoveries, designs, and adventures. Simply put, all the things that make her happy. Focusing on Home, Fashion, Beauty, Food, and Travel, there’s something new and exciting every day on the ABD Blog.
Meet the Designer
Ashley Brooke is the founder and creative director of Ashley Brooke Designs. With a background in interior design and a self-taught illustrator, she began ABD in 2008 as a custom stationery design shop. Her playful, charming illustrations soon garnered her a list clients from New York City to L.A., many states in between, and as far away as Germany and Australia.
The foray into lifestyle products was a happy accident and started the day she put a hand-lettered message on a coffee mug and gifted it to a friend. Before long, she had dozens of requests for a mug that simply read, Let’s Always Be Fancy. Just a few years later ABD has evolved into a full-fledged lifestyle brand with an expanding mix of bright, colorful, and fun products from coffee mugs to makeup bags and phone cases to note cards.
Ashley lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and business partner, Ryan.
What makes an ABD girl?
She’s a go-getter. Ambitious yet gracious. Sophisticated yet unpretentious. Well-mannered with a penchant towards mischief. She lives for quiet romantic moments. Confident and charming. Oh-so-witty, but always considerate. The girl-next-door with a heart for adventure. The hustle is real, but no matter what, she believes that life is better when it’s fancy!
The team behind the brand (aka, the best of the best!)
Ryan spent his growing up years in Tennessee and Central Florida. After high school he lived several amazing years in New York City where he graduated from The King’s College. From there he began an 8 year career in finance before joining ABD full time.
Aside from running the operations, he’s also busy managing the company’s finances, supply chain, and brand relations. He’s a big picture thinker and enjoys embracing the colorful and creative ABD lifestyle!
…He’s also the proud husband of Ashley Brooke!
Betsy is a wife and momma who loves making ABD dreams come true for our retail and wholesale customers. With a background in public relations, Betsy loves connecting people and creating that ABD experience for each and every client.
When she isn't chatting up our clients or manning inboxes, she loves spending weekends at the beach, hosting friends for dinner, and reading great books. Betsy is passionate about customer service, college football, and monograms.
Danielle Nichol Magnuson
Danielle is a dreamer with an eye for photography. When it comes to ABD, she makes sure the images are fun, on brand and looking as pretty as ever. Coffee in hand, camera by her side, she loves to do just about anything creative and is known for her love of mid-century design.
Danielle spends her days keeping up with her on-the-go toddler crafting with her husband, and cuddling her sweet poodle pup.
Katherine is a junior at the University of Mississippi and a proud Florida Native. Katherine scours the web for the latest & greatest and makes sure the ABD love reaches every corner of our social media platform.
She is passionate about loving people, an avid coffee drinker and aiming to change the world one cute outfit at a time.