About Us



Interior design is an art that most need a guiding eye’s assistance with. Many successful people are talented in areas which enable them the means to purchase high-end real estate, but transforming that beautiful house, apartment, or office/commercial space into a warm and stylish home or workplace requires a different set of skills. For the last five years I’ve been building a unique venue created solely to cater to the interior designer/art consultant trade. Open by appointment only and exclusively to the trade, designers and art consultants can bring clients with our assurance the client cannot return unaccompanied.

Beginning my career as an antiques dealer at the age of 12, I’ve spent most of my life buying and selling antiques, fine art and jewelry. My art gallery, Jim’s of Lambertville, just celebrated its 25th year anniversary. In addition to specializing in paintings by the Pennsylvania Impressionists, I also have garnered a reputation for buying high-quality collections of almost anything. A few of my most notable “buyouts” include Spanierman Gallery, Hartman Rare Art and Flying Cranes. All three iconic NYC galleries were known collections for being at the top of their specialized fields.

Ashley John Design was created for in-person visits having a designer, or designer and their client(s) personally taken on a guided tour of the collections by one of our team. This 40,000 square-foot single story facility offers one-stop shopping for all genres of art and decor ranging from 17th to 21st century paintings, sculpture, furnishings and objects. Old master to contemporary, art nouveau and art deco, mid-century modern, Victorian, folk art, Georgian, French and Asian. There is no other place which offers the enormous breadth of eclectic and unique finds in one location. Situated in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 15 minutes from New Hope and Lambertville, less than an hour from Philadelphia and less than two hours from Manhattan by car, Ashley John Design is a wonderland of variety for those with a discerning eye.

For the walls, we have large holdings from many important artist’s estates of all genres including Impressionism, modernism and contemporary as well as Hudson River School and tonalism. Whether the project requires providing art for a large hotel, office complex or a residence, we are well-suited and stocked for either. In addition to paintings and decoration for the walls, we have a vast collection of Chinese and Japanese antiques, as well as garden statuary, period frames, furniture, lighting, marble and bronze sculpture and objets d’art for all tastes and from all periods.

Ashley John Design is open by appointment only. Schedule a time to come take a look, bring your clients, show them around and make your selections. We recommend allowing a minimum of 2 hours as there’s a lot to see! When searching for art, if you don’t see exactly what you're looking for on the walls, we can most likely find a perfect fit within our collections.

We have far too much inventory to create a “shop online” website. I’ve created this catalog to launch Ashley John Design the old-fashioned way. The pages that follow are filled with lots of photos intended merely to show a very broad overview and are meant to whet your appetite.

My team and I encourage you to make an appointment, spend a day to see and experience the concept and surroundings. Guaranteed not to disappoint!

Ashley John Design is a well-kept secret and special place for designers to have in their repertoire. Secluded on 7 lush acres and protected behind a stately gated entrance, we are out of the way enough but close at the same time. There are many nice boutique hotels and restaurants in nearby New Hope, PA /Lambertville, NJ for those traveling from any distance. We are located 55 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport, an hour and 20 minutes from Newark Liberty Airport and 30 minutes from Trenton Mercer Airport.

We hope to see you soon!

—Jim Alterman