Barnard & Speziale is the creative vision of co-owners Ashley Sleiman and Karen Shearim, who have continued the firm’s esteemed legacy since taking the helm in 2019.

Who We Are

We seek quality in all elements of the design process, from materiality to relationships. We listen first, guide always, and work collectively to transcend our clients’ expectations. Our approach is informed by a synthesis of practical proficiency and innate design sensibilities, supported by enduring connections with the most revered local artisans, producers and craftspersons.

From co-op student to co-owner, Ashley’s journey with Barnard & Speziale began at just 16 years old. Observing the firm’s work at her parents’ home, she fell in love with the creative ideation process and instantly knew interior design was the industry for her. More than 11 years later, Ashley holds a Masters in Industrial Design from the prestigious Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy, and is renowned for her discerning aesthetic and commitment to excellence.

Ashley Sleiman

Our Team

M.b. & K.b. 

I don't think we can express how much we love everything you have done. We are in awe. We knew your work would be exceptional, but we never imagined our home could look so beautiful.