Sophie Ashby’s passion for beautiful things brings together terrazzo, marble and natural timber to create crafted light-filled interiors.
Based in London, her company Studio Ashby creates spaces with unique identity, joining the collected and bespoke with all the flourish of a conductor. Her vocabulary of modernism is somehow entirely personal yet skilfully universal in appeal – and that’s no mean feat.
Designing Upper Riverside apartments as perfect places to live in, have a family in, work from, eat from or sleep in, Ashby worked on this collection for over two years, down to the bones of the building.
With a firm belief that that your home and its surroundings can have real impact on the rest of your life, she has considered every detail – even down to placing decorative light fittings in the bathroom. “We were involved in the setting out of all the interior lighting and studied where the light went from morning to evening,” Ashby explains. “We thought about how you’re going to live, at what point you’re going to sit down and use a reading light. The majority of our clients are private not commercial, so we have a lot of experience understanding in detail how people want to be at home.”