Sophie Ashby founded her own London-based interior design firm in 2014, at just 24 years old.
Ms. Ashby who grew up between Cape Town, South Africa, and the U.K., began her career as an apprentice to Victoria Fairfax, and then went on to head up the interiors team at small creative agency Spring & Mercer in London.
Studio Ashby Ltd. was born as Ms. Ashby got her first client, and within weeks, that swelled to three. What started as a one-woman company run largely out of coffee shops has grown to a team of 12, with a studio in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood.
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Studio Ashby’s roster projects include a Grade II* listed Edwardian and Art & Crafts home on Hyde Park (where author JM Barrie wrote “Peter Pan”), a