Holly Walsh

About me

Hi, I'm Holly, Content Editor at Ideal Home. I've been working on the brand since April 2015 where I joined the mag as Style & Decorating Assistant, making sure our big decorating shoots ran smoothly and compiling our inspiring shopping pages. I also worked on our website, which back then was called House to Home, before we were able to launch Idealhome.co.uk. I became Features Editor of both Ideal Home and our sister mag Style at Home, in August 2017 where I continued to work on all things shopping, design and style, for both the magazines, and the website. Now that I'm Content Editor, while I still produce decorating, style and advice features for the magazines, I spend a big chunk of my time writing and adding to our vast library of inspiring content online.

I’ve worked in the world of interiors for over 10 years, starting out on the lifestyle team at a Sunday Supplement magazine, before making the leap to a monthly mag where I’ve been ever since. I studied Interior Design at University, and prior to that Textile Design at Art College so my passion for homes and interiors also comes with a background of studies too.

My specialist subjects

Apart from ‘Ikea-furniture-builder-extraordinaire’, my area’s of expertise are hunting out the best shopping buys to refresh your home, as well as providing plenty of ideas on how to update your space too. Each month I compile our Easy Style Updates feature ranging from must-have buys, to mini decorating projects, storage solutions, and everything in between.

My Ideal Home

Six years ago my husband and I bought a two-bed Victorian semi-detached house in Surrey, which we’ve been doing up ever since. One of our biggest projects was the bathroom (which you can see here) and this summer we'd love to get the garden sorted for our little boy to enjoy.

I’d say my style is a little hard to pin down- it’s quite contemporary, a bit quirky and I’m definitely not afraid of colour, but I’m also quite sympathetic to the age of our house, so I guess that’s why I love writing about all kinds of interior styles on here!

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