Amy Cutmore

Amy Cutmore


Amy Cutmore is an experienced interiors editor and writer who has worked on titles including Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, GardeningEtc, Top Ten Reviews and Country Life. She is also a winner of the PPA's Digital Content Leader of the Year.

Amy has been writing about interiors and tech for nearly 20 years – her first role was as a Features Writer, working on titles such as Inside Readers’ Homes, Inspirations for Your Home and Country House & Home, before joining TI Media (or as it was at the time, IPC). She was part of the Ideal Home team from 2010 to 2023.

At Ideal Home, Amy served as Consumer and Technology Editor, before being promoted to Digital Editor in 2017. During her time on the title, she honed her expertise on property and interior design, with a strong focus on kitchen and bathroom design and planning. Amy is also a self-confessed technology geek, and ran tech blog, Girl About Tech, for five years – picking up an Amara Blog Award in the process.

Prior to working at Ideal Home, Amy was Deputy Sub Editor/Writer at 25 Beautiful Homes from 2008-2010, where she got involved with plenty of real home makeovers. Before that she held the Deputy Sub Editor/Writer position at Beautiful Kitchens, where she became an expert in everything from appliances to flooring to worktops. She has also freelanced for titles such as Trusted Reviews and Wareable. These days Amy write about anything and everything homes-related, although her Mastermind-style specialist subjects are appliances and tech, kitchens and bathrooms. Amy is also a buy-to-let landlord, with a small portfolio of three properties, so she's clued up when it comes to renter and landlord rights and property advice in general.


Where's your happy place?

During lockdown, my lovely hubby built some raised beds in the garden which I've filled with colourful scented plants. I've plonked an egg chair between them and it's now my go-to spot for some R&R. Alternatively, I'd have to say South East Asia – where I'd divide my time between shopping for homeware, stuffing my face with Penang curry and chilling on the beach.

What's your home addiction?

I have a stockpile of scented candles, always have a bunch of fresh flowers in the house, and have a habit of picking up mismatched crockery and glassware in charity shops. I've totally embraced luxe trends in recent years – think marble bar carts, brass detailing and sumptuous inky blue and bottle green walls.

What's your next home project?

Right now, I'm renovating my own three-bedroom period home in Bedfordshire. It's a big project that will incorporate a double-storey extension with fabulous new open-plan kitchen, and – finally – a bathroom upstairs! We've just fitted new flooring, radiators and timber windows at the front of the property, and hope that the major work will soon.

Latest articles by Amy Cutmore