Art & Culture / Studio Ashby
Sophie Ashby founded her interior design & creative direction practice, Studio Ashby Ltd, in 2014 at the age of 25. Studio Ashby creates spaces with a unique identity. Ashby’s aim is to bring authenticity to each project, not only in the selection of furniture, lighting and art but in its use of a natural palette of materials and textures. Unswayed by the passing dictates of fashion, Ashby draws on her love of antiques, colour, contemporary ‘world art’, modernist furniture, photography and her latest discoveries to deliver an eclectic richness to each interior. Studio Ashby’s relationships with artisans and craftsmen, extensive resources and continual foraging play an integral role in developing each project. Her strong architectural and design sensibility developed over the following years with sound mentorship and a personal curiosity for “beautiful things”.
Studio Ashby’s diverse roster of projects includes a townhouse in Chelsea for a young Italian family, a penthouse in Battersea, a rambling country house in Somerset for the actress Gabriella Wilde and her young family, a Nigerian influenced restaurant in Mayfair IKOYI and a penthouse in Soho, a boutique hotel in South Africa, a mews house in St James’, a penthouse in Soho and another apartment in South Bank Tower.