Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is a luxury interior designer and the founder of the Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID). ArtIn works with Vanessa to source, commission and acquire art for her interior designs and SBID clients.

Founder & CEO of The Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is the founder of the Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) and an international interior designer with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. Running her own award-winning design practice, Interior Design Services (IDS), Vanessa amassed an impressive portfolio of discerning clients, designing high-end interiors from high security government offices to royal residences, and collaborating with Sunseeker International on its Predator II luxury yacht. In 2011, Vanessa launched the SBID International Design Awards to recognise, reward and celebrate global design talent, now firmly establishing itself as one of the most prestigious acknowledgements of interior design excellence in the global design calendar.

Vanessa Brady says: “It is very important to dress a space with complimentary art to really set off what is often a neutral canvas, art focuses the eye and sets a theme. I would like to see the selected artist and designers coming together with an owner more at the beginning of a project so that the final result is truly a 360-degree design. Art should relate to the space in which it is installed and the lifestyle of the people using it. It should also link with the function the space is used for, such as a wine cellar, a bedroom etc. making each interior as unique as the owners, their guests and the design. It is important not to leave stylising to chance at the end of a project. Quality Art pieces should be considered as part of the overall installation from the concept of the design proces.

ArtIn works with Vanessa on integrating art at the earliest stage possible in the design process to significantly enhance the overall result.