Sophie Ashby, founder of interior design agency Studio Ashby, is remarkable for a number of reasons. She founded Studio Ashby at just 25 with a single freelance project after she left a position as head of interior design at a creative agency.
Her practice grew over just a few years into its current incarnation, Studio Ashby, a 12-strong team whose high-profile projects (including a Battersea penthouse, a country house in Somerset, a South African luxury hotel and a villa in Languedoc) can be found all over the world.
Here, Sophie tells us how art plays a central role in every design, and what influences her signature style.
Studio Ashby’s approach is a reverence for, and curiosity towards, the things that really ground a home – Sophie and her team look deeper to the humanity of a space and to the things that will outlast the latest trends.