The country's interior style bible, Real Living, turns 9 on Monday (and she doesn't look a day over six). I scored some time with its Editor and leading lady, Deb Bibby, to look back on the mag's evolution; how it all began, why she came on board, what's next for the publication and the toughest question of all - which cover is her fave!
As the undeniable majesty of magazines, Deb Bibby has been at the helm of one of my fave homewares publications, real living, since its inception back in 2005 (time flies when you're setting trends!). I scored some time from this lovely lady in my new segment, The Creative 10, to get some insight into her creative world, who she admires and what inspires her.
With a career spanning over 20 years and many continents, Karen McCartney has become an industry expert on interior design and home styling. The founding Editor of Inside Out magazine is now on board as Temple & Webster's Editorial Director, revelling in the fast pace of the ever-changing online space. I was lucky enough to take some time out with this interiors icon to learn more about her creative journey, how she styles her own home and so much more!
[caption id="attachment_4435" align="alignnone" width="640"] From left: Yosi Tal from Designer Rugs, Tina Murray-Walker, iscd General Manager Lucy Sutherland and Inside Out Editor Claire Bradley.[/caption]One of the most exciting things about my design course at the International School of Colour and Design is knowing that I get to design a rug toward the end of the year. The winning design from the course, would you believe, actually gets their rug produced by Designer Rugs! I sat down with the recent winner from the Cert IV course, Wahroonga mum Tina Murray-Walker, to discuss the design process, her time in the course and what doors have opened for her since winning.
It's safe to say that nothing will keep me away from my love of styling. When I was offered the chance to attend the Temple & Webster styling workshop at the International School of Colour and Design on Saturday, not even the wet and wild Sydney weather could hold me back. Not only did I walk away with the tools to complete my living room look, but I got to meet Temple & Webster superstar (and my personal interiors icons) Karen McCartney. Cue the crazy fan moment!