Fiona McCarthy

Fiona McCarthy

For more than two decades, lifestyle journalist, international contributing editor and author Fiona McCarthy has been covering interiors, gardens, fashion, beauty, food and travel for leading newspapers, design titles and independent publications around the world, especially the UK, Australia and US*. Whether it’s writing about a designer or owner’s thought process behind creating a unique interior, the ethos for a new table or chair, or the incredible craftsmanship of an artist or maker, Fiona’s particular passion is getting to the emotional heart of a story, understanding what makes a new idea or space relevant, and important, for now. Australian-born but London-based for almost thirty years, Fiona’s constant curiosity, love for learning and lifelong interest in architecture, history, art, music, dance, theatre, food (both dining out and cooking) and all areas of design helps to bring her stories to life by connecting the past and present with inspiring thoughts for the future. She regularly moderates talks with leading figures in the design, food and fashion industries, and recently hosted two travel-inspired Shaping Insights podcasts for American Express. She lives with her architect husband Mike and their two teenagers Ellie-Rose and Sandy in west London.  


*including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Times Luxx, The Telegraph, Financial Times, Evening Standard and ES Magazine, and for over two decades YOU Magazine (The Mail on Sunday), and design titles including Elle Decoration, House & Garden, Living Etc, Homes & Gardens and AD US, and independent publications such as Seed, Sphere, Centurion, Departures and Netjets. Fiona is the London editor for Vogue Living (Australia) and The Australian newspaper’s WISH Magazine. She is the author of the travel guide London Precincts (Hardie Grant) and co-author of A Living Space (2012), Every Room Tells A Story (2015), Design Thread (2019) and Design Secrets (2021; all Hardie Grant) with interior designer and hotelier Kit Kemp.