Jacky Parker

About me
Hi, I’m the Acting Senior Content Editor on Livingetc.com and I’ve been writing about interiors, travel and lifestyle for over 15 years. I started as a writer on Livingetc magazine working on the trend, food, news and designer profile pages before leaving to go freelance in 2009.

As a freelance journalist, I wrote a variety of features for Homes & Gardens, Beautiful Kitchens, House Beautiful, Grand Designs, Country Homes & Interiors, 25 Beautiful Homes and many other national and international homes and interiors titles and digital platforms. I was also the Interiors Editor for The Resident luxury property magazines and worked with top photographers producing house features for Sunday Times Style, Telegraph Stella, The Guardian and others.
My specialist subjects
I write a wide range of features from buying guides, designer profiles and house stories to shopping, news and trend pages. In my current role I write news stories on all things interior related, particularly if it’s design-led and modern. I’m loving the current craft resurgence too, so gorgeous products that are made with care and combine form and function get my vote.
Favourite designers and brands
These include Pinch for their simple, earthy yet elegant, style; Ilse Crawford for her all-round amazing taste, talent and human-focused design philosophy (not as common as you might think); The Conran Shop as I can just lose hours in there and H&M Home for its beautiful bargain bed linen and conscious collection.
My decorating style
It varies from clean and simple Scandi to industrial and vintage – and from muted tones with earthy natural materials to splashes of neon and disco balls. Luckily, my job allows me to live vicariously through a variety of interior styles, otherwise I’d be decorating every week! Oh and I’m trying really hard to 'buy less, but buy better'. Easier said than done with so much temptation around..

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