Hello! I'm Annie, Ideal Home's UK Shopping Editor. I write to inspire readers to buy lovely new things for their homes and gardens. Think everything from kitchen accessories to candles, stylish storage and more. I also work on all of the home fragrance guides on Ideal Home – from best candles to best reed diffusers – and I dabble in writing the odd fitness guide now and then.
After working as an Intern at Country & Townhouse and talking about all things surrounding London, and what to do there, I landed the role of Deals Editor at Real Homes in 2018. I spent my time searching for the very best bargains – especially during Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday. In January 2021 I started the new role of UK Shopping Editor across Future's home vertical, and my words can now be found on Ideal Home as well as Real Homes, Gardeningetc, Livingetc and Homes & Gardens.
My Specialist Subjects
It's not so much a specialist subject as per se, but I love finding a bargain. Whether it's something I've wanted forever that's finally on sale at Amazon, a trending item I've spotted at Primark Home for under a fiver, or even a one-off in my local charity shop. I once found a Le Creuset pan in a charity shop for £4.99...
My Ideal Home
I'm currently dreaming of owning a Victorian terrace in London that boasts everything from original fireplaces to solid wood floors, cornices, large bay windows and ceiling roses. I would, of course, balance old with the new with some dreamy crittall style doors and a large garden is a must-have. Not only to fuel my garden furniture addiction but also for my Pug, Doug, to zoom around in.