Is it so wrong to love beautiful things?
Most friends, colleagues, clients and more hear me utter that question often. Luckily, my life enables me to be surrounded by beautiful things: beautiful homes, beautiful product, beautiful people... More a passion and less a job, I work as a freelance writer and stylist for the national magazine market (West Australian editor for Australian House & Garden magazine, contributor to The Design Files and published in Belle, Vogue Living, Home Beautiful, Homes +, Inside Out and more); interior stylist and consultant for commercial and private clients; product stylist; and writer/editor for those who need the right tone and direction for websites, speeches, pr and more.
My work involves collaborating with clever space-makers – developers, architects, builders and interior designers – adding that extra layer to bring their projects to life for photography or Open House/Display events. Sometimes I furnish and style an entire three-storey home, sometimes I bring together a cohesive look for a smaller space, sometimes I only need to prop an interior ... On the commercial side, my work has involved bringing to life and reflecting the intent of office design (from intimate spaces to larger office floors), styling display apartments to attract a target demographic, and creating concepts for styled product to reflect or add to a brand portfolio.
My background, however, is very much media. I'm heading into my 25th year as a media professional, having evolved from the sink-or-swim learning ground of regional newspapers to working in the Sydney-based national magazine market (deputy editor on Australian Interiors, Vogue Entertaining + Travel, Home Beautiful... among more) to editing a magazine division for News Limited and launching new magazine and coffee table books. I've been working in my own business for the past seven years, which has allowed me to reconnect with the creativity that I loved in the early days of my magazine industry career. It's also reminded me of why I stepped into the media: people. I find the beauty of this industry is the people you meet, the teams you create or become part of and the excitement and conversations when creating images and spaces for those you work with.
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