About Homes & Gardens: who we are, what we do, and how to contact us

Everything you need to know about Homes & Gardens online and magazine

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Homes & Gardens is the embodiment of ‘good design, in practice’, bridging the gap between the consumer space and the professional interior and garden design communities. We set ourselves apart by ensuring all our content delivers informative advice and expert insight. Accessible aspiration is at the heart of what we deliver. 

With an over 100-year heritage, we are the most comprehensive high-end brand, spanning celebrity homes to practical gardening advice. We exist to bring the world of interior design and gardening to affluent homeowners, who are passionate about creating a beautiful home.

You can also you can join our social community for the latest news, moments of seasonal beauty and a glimpse behind the scenes; follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Every month, the print edition features fabulous houses, seasonal ideas, desirable products, designer sources and insider insight. You can subscribe to Homes & Gardens to have it delivered to your door every month.

The Homes & Gardens website brings all our beautiful content online, with a focus on stunning room ideas, expert advice from interior designers, architects and design professionals, and more practical expertise, too, on caring for and improving your home and garden. Our website is updated and added to daily and we're delighted to welcome more than 10 million global readers monthly.

Of course, we've assembled a cracking team of experts in their fields to deliver all this stunning inspiration to you, and we'd love to introduce them. Their contact details are below, too.

Leadership team

Sarah Spiteri
Sarah Spiteri

I am Editorial Director of Future's Homes network, and I am very proud to run the brilliant media brands Homes & Gardens (including its sister print magazines Country Homes and Period Living) and Livingetc. I've been writing and editing interiors, design, decorating and lifestyle content for my whole career and I am utterly passionate about it. It spills into my home life, too, as I renovate projects with my husband George. Style-wise I am most comfortable in pared-back spaces, where a curated selection of pieces have room to breathe. I love raw linen, textured plaster, weathered wood and luscious marble. I then also try to mix in an imaginative or surprising touch - like a bespoke cornice (we recently did a fun bobbin design), an accent chair with a frill or a stand-out pattern in a small entryway. It’s all about the detail.  

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

I am the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, I had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer. When the opportunity to work on such a prestigious, influential brand came up, I just couldn't pass up on the offer. I have long admired Homes & Gardens, and to me, this brand epitomizes luxury and beauty at its finest. My perfect space would be a grand Georgian property – it is an architectural style that I admire greatly – though my style varies wildly from anywhere between classic design to modern rustic simplicity. If I could pick one interior designer to remodel my home, it would be Jake Arnold. His California-cool interior choices are unparalleled.

Lucy Searle
Lucy Searle

I have written about interiors, property and gardens since 1990, working my way around the interiors departments of women's magazines before switching to interiors-only titles in the mid-nineties. I was Associate Editor on Ideal Home, and Launch Editor of 4Homes magazine, before moving into digital in 2007, launching Channel 4's flagship website, Channel4.com/4homes. In 2018, I took on the role of Global Editor in Chief for Realhomes.com, taking the site from a small magazine add-on to a global success. I was asked to repeat that success at Homes & Gardens, where I have also taken on the editorship of the magazine. I am a serial renovator and also own rental properties, so bring first-hand knowledge to the subjects I oversee. I have many design heroes, but if forced to pick two, they would be Jake Arnold and Irene Gunter – both create beautiful homes that are inviting and practical.

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Lindsey Davis

I made my first foray into writing about homes 10 years ago when I joined the Homebuilding & Renovating team as web editor. In 2015 I was asked to also look after Real Homes' predecessor Realhomesmagazine.co.uk and the Period Living website which has now found a new home on Homesandgardens.com. In 2020 I began overseeing product content for them all. When I bought my first house seven years ago my love of interiors suddenly became a lot more hands on. It is an ongoing project but I have put our advice to good use, tiling a bathroom wall and converting my attic. 

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Zara Stacey

I joined Homes & Gardens in February 2022 as a Content Editor. After studying English Literature at University, I have worked as an Ecommerce Website Editor, Content Writer and Buying Intern at multiple independent businesses within the luxury retail and lifestyle sectors. My role at Homes & Gardens unites my love, experience and passion for the world of design and desire to create inspiring written content. In terms of my own personal style, I'm a huge lover of color and pattern, I especially love a pastel color scheme. I also enjoy nothing more than discovering new trends, brands and products, whether that be in fashion, interior design or lifestyle – my wish list of new things to buy is never-ending.

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Jo Bailey

I am Editor of Homes & Gardens magazine. Before joining Future Plc, I worked as an interior stylist and set designer, specializing in editorial and commercial photo shoots as well as installations, exhibitions and events. My background within this field means I have a particular interest in the creative ways to make a house a home, as well as hunting down the best places to source beautiful things. 

Jennifer Spaeth
Jennifer Spaeth

I'm a homes writer and editor with more than 20 years' experience in publishing. I have worked across many titles, including Ideal Home and, of course, Homes & Gardens. My day job is as Chief Group Sub Editor across the homes and interiors titles in the group. This has given me broad experience in interiors advice on just about every subject. I'm obsessed with interiors and delighted to be part of the Homes & Gardens team.

Interiors team

Hebe Hatton
Hebe Hatton

I am the Head of Interiors at Homes & Gardens; I have a background in lifestyle and interior journalism and a passion for renovating small spaces. You'll usually find me attempting DIY, whether it's spray painting my whole kitchen, don't try that at home, or ever-changing the wallpaper in my entryway. Homes & Gardens has been such a huge inspiration and has influenced my style since I moved into my first rental and finally had a small amount of control over the decor and now I love being able to help others make decisions when decorating their own homes.

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Charlotte Olby

I am Content Editor at Homes and Gardens, having joined the team the week before Christmas 2023. Following a 5 year career in Fashion, and most recently working as Interiors Editor for British heritage department store Liberty, my role at H&G fuses my love of style with my passion for interior design. I am currently undergoing my second home renovation in Surrey with my husband and our dog Indie - you can follow our journey over on @olbyhome!

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Emily Moorman

I am a News Writer at Homes & Gardens, focusing mainly on interior design content. I studied Fashion Communication at university and prior to joining H&G in 2023 worked in various PR and marketing roles, as well as writing for a Scandinavian-based lifestyle publication. I am inspired by all things design and in interiors I'm most drawn to timeless mid-century design, regularly sourcing vintage furniture pieces for my home in Cambridge. 

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Abby Wilson

I am a News Writer at Homes & Gardens, with a focus on interior design. Most recently, I worked with Better Homes & Gardens, where I wrote and edited content about home decor, gardening tips, food news, and more. Before that, I studied Journalism and English Literature at New York University. I’ve moved around quite a bit in the last several years, most recently making the trip to London, and love transforming each new space into a comfortable retreat that feels like home. When it comes to decor, I’m most drawn to unique vintage finds and calming colors.

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Molly Malsom

I am a Content Editor for Homes & Gardens, which I joined at the beginning of 2024. Before joining the team, I worked at Homes & Antiques magazine and The English Home magazine, writing about everything from timeless room designs to sourcing the best vintage and pre-loved homeware. In my own home, I favor neutral, calming color palettes and love to decorate with art and decor pieces collected on my travels.

Gardens team

Rachel Bull
Rachel Bull

I am Head of Gardens at Homes & Gardens. My editorial career began 15 years ago on Country Living magazine, sparking a love of container gardening and wild planting. After more than a decade writing for and editing a wide range of consumer, business and special interest titles, I became editor of floral art magazine The Flower Arranger. I then trained and worked as a floral designer and stylist in London for six years, creating floral installations at iconic venues and styling for some amazing interiors brands. My love of gardening has endured throughout, and I now grow an abundance of vegetables and cut flowers on our rambling Yorkshire plot, whilst also renovating our Edwardian home. I am particularly interested in sustainable gardening methods and growing flowers and herbs for wellbeing.

Drew Swainston
Drew Swainston

I started working as a journalist back in 2008 after gaining my National Council for the Training of Journalists qualifications. I wrote news and features for online news agencies and content providers, as well as spending time as Assistant Editor for trade newspapers and magazines. Gardening piqued my interest, however,  and I studied for a Level 3 Horticulture qualification. This opened up the chance to work as a professional gardener for several years.
Since then I've worked at the world famous arts and crafts garden Hidcote Manor Garden in the UK, and also spent several years at Hanbury Hall gardens in the UK. During my gardening career I also specialized as a kitchen gardener for the likes of Soho Farmhouse, and also produced year-round vegetables, microgreens, fruit and herbs for chefs at a prestigious restaurant.
Throughout my time working outdoors I continued to write and also ran a blog called Perennial Nerd for many years, talking about my life working in gardens. My passion for gardening and a love for inspiring others to grow led me to write how-to growing guides and professional tips for clients and websites in the horticultural sector, and I'm now bringing that same expertise and passion to Homes & Gardens. 

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Teresa Conway

I was part of a team that launched Easy Gardens magazine, and continued to edit for several years. As a gardens editor, I am lucky enough to see and write about gardening across all sizes, budgets and abilities. What I am most passionate about when it comes to gardening are the positive effects it has on our mental health to grow and care for plants. Keeping our patches alive with greenery is great for the environment too and help provide food and shelter for wildlife. 

Thomas Rutter
Thomas Rutter

I am a Content Editor within the Gardens team at Homes and Gardens. I have been working as a gardener and garden writer for several years. Whilst completing my horticultural traineeship at the Garden Museum in London, I was able to gain experience at many of the UK's world famous gardens, including Sissinghurst, Lowther Castle, and Iford Manor. Following this, I worked for two private estates in Tuscany, Italy. During this time, I developed expertise regarding practical gardening and growing in dry and hot climates. I have managed kitchen gardens and cut flower gardens, providing food and flowers to be enjoyed on a daily basis. Encouraging others to grow, even on a very small scale, is important to me. When not gardening, I write about gardens and garden history. My work ranges from 'how to' guides, book reviews, and longer form copy on the history of gardening and garden design.

Tenielle Jordison
Tenielle Jordison

I am a News Writer in the Gardens team at Homes & Gardens with five years of journalistic experience. I studied BA Journalism, Media and English Literature and MA Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University. During my studies, I focused on sustainable lifestyle content, with experience such as interning at pebblemag.com. Before coming to Homes & Gardens, I was in the editorial department at the Royal Horticultural Society and worked on The Garden magazine. I grew up in the Oxfordshire countryside, gardening with my parents and learning through trial and error in the form of oversized vegetables. I am passionate about sustainable living and like to encourage gardeners to make greener choices to help tackle the effects of climate change with a trowel in hand. I am also a houseplant lover who is slowly running out of room for her ever-growing collection. 

Ecomms team

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Alex David

I'm Head of eCommerce at Homes & Gardens. Before I joined Future in 2022, I got my start in reviewing at the iconic Good Housekeeping Institute, testing and reviewing a wide range of household products and appliances - everything from vacuums to washing machines to dog toys to exercise bikes. I also worked on content for Prima, Red, Mens' Health and Womens' Health. I then moved to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, assessing gardening tools, machinery, and wildlife products, and worked on content for BBC Good Food and Radio Times. Outside of obsessing over product reviews, I love a good bit of mid-century modern design and coming up with ways of rewilding gardens and outdoor spaces.

Millie Fender
Millie Fender

I've been writing for Homes & Gardens since the beginning of 2021, covering all things product-related. A lover of al fresco dining, I'm always on the hunt for the best barbecues and pizza ovens for entertaining friends and family. I'm also a firm believer that everyone should have their own herb garden, and can often be found taming my over-zealous rosemary plant. 

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Laura Honey

As an appliance aficionado and lover of language, I'm most at home when eCommerce editing. I've tested a huge range of different homes products, but I trained as a barista whilst studying at Oxford University, so I specialise in coffee products. I've since tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. Before I joined H&G, I worked for a luxury perfume house and was trained to be a Master Perfumer. I've tested all the leading brands (and some more niche ones which you might not know) so I know candles and home fragrance instinctively and intuitively. With a background in luxury, I'm an advocate for quality and style over quantity and fads. The secret to my heart is simplicity in products, in style and, of course, in homes and gardens.  

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Emilia Hitching

Before I joined Homes & Gardens, I studied English at the University of Oxford, where she sharpened my critical writing skills. I have also worked on the other side of the aisle writing press releases for regional newspapers and crafting copy for Sky. I love being able to combine my business savvy with my creative flair as H&G's eCommerce Editor, connecting you with the products you’ll love. When I am not in the office, you'll find me entertaining friends al fresco or out in the country. 

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Nikhita Mahtani

I'm the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends in the interior design world. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and I've spent a decade holding editorial roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine, where I refined my love of mid-century modern furniture and minimalist design. It's my mission to find the products that are actually worth buying; whether that’s a simple throw pillow for a living room refresh or your next sleeper sofa to host overnight guests. When I'm not scouting for the next big thing in interiors, you'll find me at a spin class, hosting yet another dinner party, or planning my next overseas adventure.

Solved team

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Gabriella Dyson

Gabriella is Head of Solved at Homes & Gardens. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design, often found antiquing or browsing the aisles of her local hardware store. 

For much of the past decade, Gabriella has worked as a freelance writer, crafting copy for national publications and renowned homeware brands. She served as the Content Manager for the ethical homeware brand Nkuku, assisting in shaping its tone of voice on its journey to securing B-Corp status. More recently, she was Assistant Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, focusing on case studies for the magazine and website, as well as writing features about issues surrounding historic and listed building projects.

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Chiana Dickson

I am the junior writer for Homes & Gardens online. I joined the brand in June 2022 after completing my degree in English Literature and interning as a sustainability writer. My role at Homes & Gardens allows me to unite my passion for interiors and the outside world with my love of writing. My personal style is influenced by dark, earthy color schemes and I am an advocate for cozy homes you can escape the world in. Outside of work there is nothing I like more than taking life slowly and pottering around my kitchen baking. 

Lola Houlton
Lola Houlton

I am a news writer for Homes & Gardens, working in the solved section. I have been writing content for Future PLC for the past five years, in particular Homes & Gardens, Real Homes and GardeningEtc. I write on a broad range of subjects, including organization, decluttering, ‘how to’ and ‘when to’ articles, balancing functionality and aesthetics in the home. I am a graduate student from the University of Sussex, and have a degree in Psychology. I also spent some time working at the BBC. My hobbies include netball and photography. My favorite interior designers include Jake Arnold, Kelly Wearstler, Annie Sloan, Lauren Nelson Design and Studio Giancarlo Valle.

News team

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

I am the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. I first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. Now, I lead the Celebrity/ News team.

Before joining Future, I worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following my MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During my BA, I lived in New York, where I also wrote for NYC-based publications. I currently live in London, where I enjoy weekends browsing local design stores and the city's many coffee shops.

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Sophie Edwards

I joined the Homes & Gardens team as a News Writer in the summer of 2023. My writing focuses on celebrity homes and emerging trends as well as the psychology behind design decisions. I am fascinated by the ways that interior design is a reflection of our larger culture, why people gravitate towards particular styles, and how this affects us. Before joining Future, I worked as the head of content for luxury linens and interiors brand, Fig Linens and Home. I have an MSc from the Oxford University School of Anthropology, and a BA in creative writing and sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.

My own home is a bright and colorful oasis, filled to the brim with artfully combined pattern, texture, and material.