Vivienne Ayers

Vivienne Ayers

Interiors have always been Vivienne's passion – she's been through (and tried!) it all, from Changing Rooms brights to Scandi whites. 

Originally from Northumberland, she studied English at Leeds University, and then moved to London where her first job was as a writer at the Financial Times, followed by a role as a sub editor at Radio Times. She did an interior design course and then landed a job on Homes & Gardens (ironically she's back there now), before working on other interiors mags such as Country Living, House Beautiful and Ideal Home. 

Vivienne's always loved reader homes and gets a thrill from spotting an amazing house that she knows would be perfect for a magazine (she has been known to knock on the doors of houses with curb appeal!), so she transferred from being a chief sub editor to a role as a houses editor, where she commissions reader homes and combines her writing and editing skills with styling and art directing photographic shoots. 

Vivienne worked as houses editor on Country Homes & Interiors for 15 years, before returning to Homes & Gardens when she also took on the houses editor role there four years ago. Career highlights include travelling around the country and Europe to house shoots and being inspired by some amazing interiors – from modern country barns to elegant townhouses – as well as receiving an award for best commissioned photography.


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