Lucy Searle

Lucy Searle

Content Director

Lucy Searle, formerly Global Editor-in-Chief of Homes & Gardens, overseeing the heritage UK magazine brand and the Global digital brand, is now Content Director across Homes & Gardens, Woman & Home, Ideal Home and Real Homes.

Lucy has written about, edited and commissioned interiors, property and gardens content for over 30 years, starting within the interiors departments of women's magazines before switching to interiors-only titles in the mid-1990s, when she also appeared on TV as the decorating expert on an interiors and cookery show. Lucy spent five years as Associate Editor on Ideal Home, one of Britain's biggest and oldest interiors titles, and was Launch Editor of 4Homes magazine for Channel 4, one of the UK's top TV channels, before moving into digital in 2007, launching Channel 4's flagship website,, covering everything homes and gardens-related. The site went on to win many early web awards. 

In 2018, Lucy took on the role of Global Editor in Chief for, taking the site from a small magazine add-on to a global success, with a large US audience. She was asked to repeat that success at Homes & Gardens, where she has also taken on the editorship of the magazine, which is the UK's oldest interiors magazine at 103 years old. 

Lucy earned a BA Hons in French and Spanish at the University of London, after which she spent a year on campus at the University of Maryland. Lucy is a serial renovator – she has flipped six properties – and also owns rental properties in the UK and Europe, so brings first-hand knowledge to the subjects she oversees. 

She has many design heroes, but if forced to pick two on each side of the Atlantic, they would be Jake Arnold and Irene Gunter – both create beautiful homes that are inviting and practical.

Interviews with Lucy:

Walls & Floors: Talking Design

Inside Stylists: Talking Interiors

Foam & Bubbles: Bathroom Advice & Ideas

PR Week: 2 Minutes with Lucy Searle

Real Homes: See all archive features by Lucy

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