Writer & Interior Designer
Hi, I’m Jo, interior designer and writer. The writing came first, although maybe the interiors did? Who knows?
I have been working within the Interior Design world for over 25 years and began life working as an Editorial Assistant at Practical Householder Magazine where I worked my way up to Deputy Editor.
After that, I went on to work at Bella Magazine as part of the homes team way back when Interior design for everyone (not just the very rich) was just emerging and paint effects were all the rage. You can blame me for the stencils in that downstairs loo you had back in the 90’s and for the colour washing of every wall…
I became a freelance writer when I had my three children and wrote for Prima, Best, Bella, various B2B titles and part works. Between 2014 -2018 I moved to Singapore with my family where I continued to freelance including co-writing a two books on Singapore Architecture. I also wrote and published A Positive Result – a book about parenting a child with Down Syndrome.
Since returning from Asia I have jumped back in to the world of Interior Design with both feet after completing a diploma in Interior Design.
I have continued to write including as the regular interiors expert for Essex Living and Aspire Essex. I also write blogs and create social media content for a number of interior design related businesses and marketing agencies such as Oil Studios.
Alongside my writing, I run my own Interior Design business where I specialise in working with local suppliers, small businesses and artists to provide my clients with bespoke, individual interiors that have a strong sense of sustainability.
If you are looking for a writer to create content for your business that will really talk and engage with your customers I can help.
Or perhaps you are an editor who wants a punchy, interesting feature written that will be informative, arrive on your desk on time, within word count and with beautiful imagery, give me a call. I’m based in Essex but happy to travel.
Have a look at the gallery for examples of my recent work.