For British designer Louise Bradley, an admiration for good design runs in the family; her father was a furniture dealer, and Bradley’s time spent exploring his boutique sparked her interest in design.
With a keen sense of combining modernity with timelessness, the “self-confessed perfectionist” founded her eponymous London-based practice in 1991. The studio has since grown rapidly, attracting clients that range from private residences to commercial sectors all around the world.
“I’m an intuitive designer, and so many things inspire me. I always feel most creative after returning from my travels or visiting an antique fair; this is when the ideas flow,” she confesses fondly. “My team also inspires my creative flow. I love a new concept meeting when the excitement of a new project can be felt and explored!
To celebrate her namesake firm's 30th anniversary this year, Bradley has launched her first book, Interiors: Louise Bradley. Written by London-based design journalist Helen Chislett, the book offers readers a deep dive into the creative concepts and processes behind some of the designer's most striking projects across the globe.
“There are so many memorable moments and stories from my career, but I have to say that when I received the hard copy of my first book Interior: Louise Bradley, I felt an overwhelming sense of achievement which I hadn’t considered previously,” she says, commenting on her recent monogram. “I dedicated the book to my father, who was always a huge inspiration and the reason I fell in love with interior design.”
She adds: “It’s an incredible milestone, and I find it a moment to celebrate, and also to reflect. The world has changed tremendously in 30 years, and we appreciate the spaces we live in as a place of calm and serenity from our busy everyday lives and constant connection. 30 years of designing classic contemporary homes across the world come with many experiences, travels, and wonderful people, and I cherish the memories created.”