Karen McCartney

Karen McCartney has a wealth of experience in the areas of art, design and style, spanning 20 years and several continents. After gaining an honours degree in the History of Art and English from University College, London, Karen's first job was on British magazine Art Monthly. She has written for, among other titles, British Elle Decoration and The Financial Times. In Australia, Karen edited Marie Claire Lifestyle before becoming founding editor of interiors magazine Inside Out.

Books by Karen McCartney

The Alchemy of Things

Published: October 2018

Explores the homes of 18 global creatives who take an eccentric, whimsical, curated and clever approach to their living space.

Perfect Imperfect

Published: May 2016

An interior design book that embodies a philosophy of thoughtfulness and creativity in living.

Iconic Australian Houses 50/60/70

Published: April 2014

Fifteen significant examples of modernist homes of the 50s, 60s and 70s, each of which combine outstanding architectural principles with authentic interior decor.

70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses

A stunning collection of ground-breaking Australian homes from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s

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