WHO ARE WE…
We take pride in creating UNIQUE minimal arrangements with design influences from ikebana and the West Coast lifestyle. From romantic and moody, to wild and muted, or modern and edgy, the sky is the limit when it comes to our designs.
Going into our 6th season, we can be found in two locations in Northern California. Our main studio is in SF and our second studio is in Nevada City. However, Ash + Oak will travel anywhere for your event or wedding within Northern California and beyond. So far, we have traveled to Vermont, Massachusetts, Washington, Oklahoma, Mexico, and Antigua to design one of a kind floral art.
We buy only seasonal flowers to prevent extra carbon footprint. At Ash + Oak, we purchase 50% of our flowers from local organic farmers. At our studio, we are very conscious of our waste and how our business affects the environment. We compost, recycle, and reuse as much as we can. In 2020 75% of of our vases will be supplied by local artists. We do not use any extra unnecessary plastic such as water tubes.
Ash + Oak is a big supporter of the LGBTQ community! We believe love is for everyone and we are here to help you embrace your love!
FOUNDER AND ART DIRECTOR
Ashley was born in the Pacific Northwest. Her love for nature, hiking and exploring was the start to her floral design career. Ashley attended the Art Institute of Portland where she studied fashion. Once she left the beautiful Northwest to move to Oakland she realized her love for fashion was not as strong as she hoped. Pondering the idea of which career path to take she quickly remembered one of her favorite jobs. In 2004, she worked in a local market where she looked over fresh flowers. It was no shock that working with beautiful plants was meant to be. Ashley reached out to her favorite floral design studio in the Bay Area in 2013 for an internship. Quickly she was learning and loving every moment and Ash + Oak began in 2014. When Ashley is not working with flowers or cuddling with her pups she is hiking, at shows or shopping for unique and one of a kind vases.
DESIGNER AND MARKETING
Katie was born and raised in L.A and moved to San Francisco after college in Montreal. After ten years in advertising, and in need of a major a life change, fate brought Katie into Ashley's Tenderloin pop-up in 2016. After a few minutes of chatting, both realized that this would be a magical partnership, and Katie began learning from Ashley. Katie's flowers are inspired by her trips around the world, impressionist art, and all the fashion she can't afford. Katie brings the business side Ash needed, but her true love is behind the flowers working her magic.