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. Unswayed 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. We asked Sophie to share her top picks from our collection of luxurious cashmere blankets and throws.
Sophie's Picks Arran Border
"Deliciously soft, luxurious cashmere - for me this is the perfect sofa companion, to wrap around and cosy up with on quieter winter nights (more frequent now as a new mum!). Throughout the day I would use it as a warm ochre accent, draped casually over the back of the sofa - adding texture with that gorgeously tactile rippled finish..."
Sophie's Picks Vale Reversible
"I picture this spread generously across the end of mine and Charlie’s bed… Lambswool is such a timeless, comforting material, as light-weight as it is warming & it makes for a lovely textural touch in the bedroom... The subtle contrast pairing on this is beautifully classic and versatile - I would layer over crisp white bed linen. "
Sophies's Picks Cashmere Baby Blanket
"For me and my baby daughter Gaia! To keep us snug during night-time feeds. Super-soft cashmere & silk edging - a heavenly combination, perfect for delicate newborn skin too… I would definitely opt to monogram with Gaia’s initials and treasure it as a keepsake."