Award winning designer and entrepreneur, Fiona Barratt-Campbell is recognised as one of Britain’s leading figures in the international world of interior design.
Born and raised in Northumberland, England, Fiona draws on the history of the rugged landscape from which she was immersed growing up; shaped and influenced by its underlying geology laid down some 400 million years ago. Roman influence is a further stimulus, including Hadrian’s Wall and its archaeology; the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire.
Design is embedded in Fiona’s DNA. Her chief mentor and greatest inspiration was her grandfather, property developer Sir Lawrie Barratt. Sir Barratt founded one of the largest residential property development companies in the UK in 1958, Barratt Homes, which has since inspired her to establish four very successful businesses.
Fiona, now with 17 years’ experience in the industry, trained at London’s Chelsea College of Art followed by Parsons School of Design in New York. She went on to secure a posit ion at a highly regarded interior design firm before launching her own successful interior design studio Fiona Barratt Interiors in 2006.
Fiona’s silhouettes are bold and geometric and her finishes are intricate, with materials ranging from solid cast bronze and sandblasted wood to Brazilian fish skin. Her signature style blends sophisticated neutrals interlaced with bursts of accent colour and, although this more modern theme remains core to her interiors, she has been experimenting with antiques, particularly 20th century pieces.
Her philosophy behind creating fluid and elegant spaces is born of an understanding of the aspirations of the client, the relevance of the location and maximization of the potential of t he existing elements of the space. She develops these with imagination and vision. The result of this attention to detail is an interior that tells a story and most importantly an interior that reflects the client’s individuality:
A successful interior should enhance, not dictate, the way they live.