Sophie is interviewed by the Banda Journal

Words from the Banda Journal:


From rocking her Casley-Hayford rucksack to sundowners at the roebuck in Richmond hill – Sophie Ashby grants Banda a glimpse of her world.

Home is…. Portobello road, Notting Hill

Building you would most like to buy is….. The Marian Goodman Gallery (complete with her collection of Gerhard Richters and Anselm Kiefers) in Soho, London, designed by superstar architect David Adjaye.

Favourite place I have last travelled to in the last year was….. Botswana, I just got back from a holiday with friends in the Tulli block region which is an area of very wild, un-spoilt bushland along the Limpopo river.

Building you would most like to be locked in overnight…… the V&A, I would very carefully try on all the McQueen dresses from the current Savage Beauty exhibition.

If I wasn’t an interior designer I would be…… a shop keeper; I have always wanted to have my own shop and sell all my favourite things, travelling the world to replenish stock regularly!

Latest discovery is….. Rucksacks: my boyfriend gave me one of his army camo Casley-Hayford rucksacks and it has changed my life, I can now use both my arms when I am on the move, I feel I have been born again!

Last meal that truly inspired me was… my sister rose is a chef at the new restaurant Spring in Somerset House by Skye Gyngell and I had an incredible meal there, I love Skye’s style of cooking.

Drink of choice is…. Hendricks gin, tonic, ice and cucumber in a cut-glass crystal tumbler. Hold the straw.

Style icon is…. Carla Sozzani, the Italian gallerist who started one of my favourite shops, Corso Como 10 in Milan; her taste is exquisite.

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