A Healer's Bright, Calming L.A. Home

A Healer's Bright, Calming L.A. Home

Jordana Longo
Jul 21, 2017

Name: Ashley Neese
Location: Silver Lake — Los Angeles, California
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

Though Ashley Neese was born in a small town in Wisconsin and grew up in Georgia, she went to grad school in San Francisco in 2005 ... and hasn't left the West Coast. She wanted to build a practice in the healing arts and fell in love with the light and energy of Los Angeles. "I dreamed about living in L.A. when I was much younger. It took me a while to make my way here, but L.A. is everything I hoped it would be and so much more. I have a great deal of love for this incredible city."

For nearly three years she has lived in this charming bungalow tucked away in the hills of Silver Lake. There's a calmness and a lightness that can only exist in a home so put together with love and attention. Having studied and practiced energy healing with some of the world's leading masters it only makes sense that she turned her second bedroom into a healing sanctuary for private sessions.

Apartment Therapy Survey

My Style: Plant-heavy, bright, clean, easy

Inspiration: Nature, minimalism

Favorite Element: The light

Biggest Challenge: Tiny yard. I'd love to have more space to garden and host outdoor gatherings

What Friends Say: They feel safe and at home here. Everyone that comes over loves the energy of this little house. I know part of it is the work I do here and another part is that it sits on the highest point on the hill and faces south; the energy is very clean.

Proudest DIY: I took down the heavy brown shades covering the windows when I moved in. I replaced them with curtains in the workspace, bedroom and living room. In the kitchen I used frosted vinyl which allowed light in and kept the room feeling big and minimal.

Biggest Indulgence: My almost 9 foot leather couch. It was the most expensive piece of furniture I've purchased to date and I have zero regrets. It also is great for overnight guests.

Best Advice: Keep it simple. Less is definitely more in the home!


Vintage Curtains
Colorful Rug — Urban Outfitters, discontinued


Axel Leather Sofa — West Elm
Pillow Assortment — West Elm
Vintage Indigo Cloth — Homestead Apothecary
Terrace Coffee Table — West Elm
Mid-Century Dining Chair — West Elm
Lohals Rug — IKEA
Globe Pendant — West Elm
Linen Curtains — West Elm
Mid-Century Show Wood Chair — West Elm
Plants — Mickey Hargaity
Floor Planters - Sunset Nursery
Screen printed poster — me
Framed photo of my Grandmother, 1930s
Rose Quartz — Tucson Gem Show


Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Dining Table-West Elm
Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Dining Bench — West Elm
Plants — Mickey Hargaity
Floor & Hanging Planters — Sunset Nursery
Framed screen printed posters — me


Antique Pine Dresser — from the late 1800s
Framed posters — artist Eve Fowler
Frosted Globe Pendant Light — West Elm, discontinued
Modernest Table Lamp — West Elm
Linen Sheets — Parachute Home
Iron Bed Frame — Crate & Barrel, discontinued
Black Out Curtain Rod — Target
Linen Black Out Curtains — Pottery Barn
Vintage Tree Stump Nightstand
Blue Ceramic Hanging Planter — Homestead Apothecary
Plants — Mickey Hargaity
Owl Painting from my Grandparents circa 1955
Norden Candle — Individual Medley
Screen printed poster — me
Zig Zag Rug — Urban Outfitters, discontinued

BATHROOM Air Plant — Mickey Hargaity
Shower Curtain — West Elm, discontinued
Crystals — Tucson Gem show

HEALING ROOM Mid Century Dining Chair — West Elm
Antique Farm Table
Globe Pendant — West Elm
Floor & Hanging Planters — Sunset Nursery
Wool Pouf — West Elm, discontinued
Spirit Massage Table — Earthlite
Vintage Wool Rugs + Blankets — travels to Peru
Framed posters — artist Susan O'Malley
Linen Curtains — West Elm
Curtain Rod — Target
Plants — Mickey Hargaity
Framed posted — me
Crystal Singing Bowl — Homestead Apothecary
Desert Landscape Painting — my Great Grandmother Marie

Thanks Ashley!

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