Led by its Creative Director, Sophie Ashby, 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. Un-swayed 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. Humour and a love of objects with an explicit narrative result in a carefully balanced body of work that creates cohesive spaces with a sense of honesty.
Alexandria Dauley is an award winning residential and commercial Interior Designer and owner of Dauley Design, a multidisciplinary design and build practice based in South London and Surrey. Alexandria creates homes with a contemporary, modern design aesthetic, coupled with an appreciation for traditional architecture and detail driven service, Dauley Design creates considered interiors designed to stand the test of time.
Passionate about increasing opportunities and access to creative industries for under-represented ethnic minority groups, Alexandria and Sophie are also tackling the issues of diversity as co-funders of the charitable organisation ‘United in Design’.