ASHLEY WOODSON BAILEY | WALLPAPER
After a harrowing car accident left this high-profile florist bed-ridden with a broken back and shattered spirit, Ashley channeled her love of flowers into a healing new venture filled with beauty, depth and exquisite curiosity.
A self-taught photographer, Ashley’s signature “florography” art prints launched in 2014. Her inaugural wallpaper collection “Dark” was inspired by the transition of the flower from blossom to fading stem and the deep desire to preserve this metamorphosis as a frozen moment in time.
Each of Ashley’s patterns begins with inspiration from fresh flowers. She forages, visits her floral market and partners with floral farmers to hand-select an array of blooms before studying and arranging them in her signature, wildly organic style. She captures their beauty from multiple angles over the course of several days before selecting and editing her favorite shots. As inspiration strikes, she transforms the final image into patterns, prints and limited-edition products.