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By night, she’s an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat who chronicles her decorating journey in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy and by day, she’s the Editor of AO at Home, the lifestyle blog of market-leading retailer ao.com. When she's not helplessly drooling over blogs, design sites and adding things to the imaginary 'shopping basket' in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, take Instagram pictures of her cats and invest time in her on-going love affair with gold spray paint. Google+
Carole Poirot is originally from Paris, has lived in Germany and has now made the exciting chaos that is London her home together with Monsieur and her son. She is obsessed with interior design and photography and is always looking for new ideas for her home (which means constant change). She’s a lover of good food, a supporter of crafts, and an enthusiastic amateur photographer sharing her photos on her blog, mademoisellepoirot.com. All images on Carole's posts unless otherwise stated copyright Carole Poirot.
Elly McCausland is a food writer and blogger, and is also studying for a PhD – on children’s literature and the Arthurian legend – at the University of York. On her food blog, Nutmegs, Seven, she indulges her obsession with all things gastronomic; particular passions include fruit, breakfast, proper British puddings, Middle Eastern and South East Asian cuisine. When not eating or reading, she spends her free time travelling and counteracting her love of food by doing a lot of sport. All images on Elly's posts unless otherwise stated copyright Elly McCausland.
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Alex Outhwaite is a reformed country bumpkin, though green and pleasant Bristol is about as urban as she can tolerably go, and she misses her chickens. She works for the BBC, and prior to that kept herself busy with various forms of theatrical endeavour. Her partner Josh works for Hewlett Packard, and in his spare time is a keen photographer. They live in a two bedroom rented flat with Pusspartout (a very lazy cat) and Ko-Ko (a very silly dog). Interior decorating has taken over all their lives. All images in Alex's posts unless otherwise stated copyright Josh Whelan.
Originally a Belfast girl, Caroline has lived in London since 2000. She has worked in photography and publishing for the last 10 years, during which she started Patchwork Harmony, a blog about interior style just for fun. This soon led to bigger things and in 2011 she launched 91 Magazine – an online publication featuring interiors, crafts and vintage style ideas. These ventures were started up during her spare time, but in April 2012 Caroline finally left full time employment and is currently loving the freelance lifestyle working for a various clients and finally having time for some crafty pursuits and lots of vintage shopping! All images in Caroline's posts unless otherwise stated copyright Caroline Rowland.
Chiara is a freelance writer and editor based in Edinburgh who has a love for all things home related. Whether it be finding new recipes to cook in her kitchen, or losing herself for hours in home and interiors blogs and magazines, her priority is making her home the perfect place to eat, drink and be happy. Her lifestyle blog, Wine and Olives, encompasses all of that and more with a collection of recipes, tried and tested on friends and family, and home and interiors inspiration. All images in Chaira's posts unless otherwise stated copyright Chiara Pannozzo.
Born in Greece, Lucy Parissi escaped to the UK when she was 17 under the pretence of going to college, picking up a degree in design and a new life along the way. She is now a book and magazine designer, photographer and food blogger based in cosmopolitan Nunhead, South East London. A life-long love affair with baking and cooking eventually found an outlet in her blog Supergolden Bakes, which features recipes ranging from extremely indulgent to nutritious and healthy, with the occasional cocktail thrown in for good measure. Lucy can most often be found in the kitchen, photographing cakes in unusual locations or plying the neighbours with baked goods. All images in Lucy's posts unless otherwise stated copyright Lucy Parissi.
Laura is a creative creature who is a lover of deals and savvy money saving ideas! She is a firm believer in, ‘If the shops can make it then so can I’ and uses this as her inspiration for crafts and creations. Having spent 13 months carefully renovating and revitalizing a dilapidated cottage, she now spends her spare days working out how to create her own hand crafted home décor, gifts and beauty products on a shoestring budget. Away from all things crafts, Laura is a keen baker, experimenting in the kitchen with her latest culinary masterpiece. All images in Laura's posts unless otherwise stated copyright Laura Kowalski.