Michael's guest today has been described as “truly captivating and an impressive step ahead of industry peers”. Whether it’s with her furniture range FBC London, or her eponymous interior design business, Fiona Barratt-Campbell has built a reputation as an extraordinary and innovative designer. She says her best tip for life is to “Keep it real, keep it simple”, and that is a motto she lives by. FBC London’s pieces are renowned for their simplistic elegance, luxurious detailing and richly textured finishes. And while London may be in the name – this is a truly British brand, with most pieces handcrafted in the North-East, taking Fiona back to her Northumberland roots.
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, Fiona draws on the history of the rugged landscape from which she was immersed growing up. Design is embedded in Fiona’s DNA. Her chief mentor and greatest inspiration was her grandfather, property developer Sir Lawrie Barratt, who 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 position at a highly regarded interior design firm before launching her own successful interior design studio Fiona Barratt Interiors in 2006.