Ashley Trudeau

Contributor | from Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.


The most amazing meal I've ever had: The simple Turkish breakfast prepared each morning by the crew of the gulet I was sailing on in the Mediterranean.

The morning and nighttime routines I swear by: When I wake up, before I do anything else, I take a walk around my neighborhood with a cup of warm lemon water in hand to fend off those chilly San Francisco mornings. It’s become my favorite way to steal some quiet time before the day begins. At night I wind down with a glass of whiskey and a good stretching session to relax my muscles after the long day.

The best décor hack I've learned: The power of plants. A room cannot fully come to life without some flora in the mix.

My interior stylist spirit animal is: Amber Lewis.

The Instagram handles I follow religiously are: @nickeykehoe, @amberinteriors, @damselindior, @tamumcpherson, and @communedesign

This season, my go-to cocktail order is: Mezcal, neat.

The first lesson I learned as an Adult with a capital A: Control the controllables and let the rest be what it will be.

The most surprising thing I learned from a MyDomaine story is: What a difference makes in terms of how large the space feels. I have a thing for symmetry, and I’ve always believed in the power of pattern in small spaces. Attention to the smallest details makes all the difference, so this really spoke to me.