Luke Batchelor is an Interiors Stylist and Writer who, after growing up surrounded by an abundance of antique shops and fascinating flea markets in Brighton, moved to London in 2009 with an adoration of period interiors. The Interiors LAB is Luke’s platform to showcase his styling work and talk about his love of antiques, a dedicated passion that was firmly cemented in The Guardian Weekend ‘Antiques Young Guns’ article (May 2014). Profiling Luke as an aspiring stylist, he formed part of a talented group of young people excelling in the antiques industry.
Luke is also interiors editor column for bi monthly magazine Winq, where his informative and often tongue-in-cheek prose provides inspiration and aspiration to over 80,000 readers with his exploration and explanation of the interiors world. Luke’s career started in fashion, working the prestigious fashion houses Lanvin and Balenciaga however, after progressing into PR and working with some of London’s premium agencies, a move to Bloomsbury’s Lambs Conduit Street to work with Cube PR sparked his interiors passion once again. Taking on a Saturday job at Wren Home, a few doors down from his daily office, Luke’s admiration and respect for Wren owner Steinar Berg-Olsen, allowed him to work with exceptional antique and vintage pieces whilst perfecting his styling skills under the watchful nurturing eye of Berg-Olsen.
With a refined talent for interior styling and antiques combined with his accomplished PR career, in 2013 Luke joined The White Company. His weekends are spent trawling antiques shops and flea markets in London and Brighton, where his personal collections of furniture and antique pieces continue to adorn his North London apartment. It is these varied collections that allow Luke to create beautifully styled vignettes and imagery, which are quickly and hotly gaining the attention of the interiors press and securing Luke’s name and talent as one to watch within the interiors and antiques industry.