Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis

Editor in Chief of Ecommerce

Lindsey Davis is Acting Editor of and Editor in Chief for Ecommerce across the Future Homes titles. She has been writing about homes since 2013 when she joined the Homebuilding & Renovating team as Junior Web Editor. Here she got to put a lifelong passion for architecture and design to good use, overseeing web content for the brand and helping people find information and inspiration for their own builds. 

In 2015 she took on a senior web editor role heading up the web team for Real Homes and Period Living websites, too. When Future Plc acquired the brands in 2017, she was made Associate Editor of helping move the brand forward globally as the place to find accessible home makeover advice. Lindsey was also put in charge of increasing the brand’s presence as a product advisory, and built her skills around crafting review and buying guide content. In late 2020 her team was asked to bring this insight to the other Future Home brands and produce articles on where to buy the best products for the likes of Homes & Gardens, Livingetc, Gardeningetc and, of course, Ideal Home. She sat on the judging panel of the Real Homes Product Awards 2021.

When she is writing about homes, she is working on the ongoing renovation of her Victorian terrace in the Staffordshire countryside. She has converted the loft, remodelled the bathroom and is currently undertaking a kitchen makeover, as well as constantly trying to make something of her long narrow cottage garden.

Ideal Home Truths

Where’s your happy place? 

Aside from anywhere that I can sit outside with a drink breathing fresh country/sea air, it really does have to be my home. I have lived here for eight years and it has been a labour of love, bringing it into the 21st century and imparting my style, while always paying homage to its early Victorian bones. I am outgrowing it and need a much bigger kitchen, but will be very sad to part ways.

What’s your home addiction? 

Good quality bedding and textiles. I have played it fairly safe with my decor – most rooms are a base of white with perhaps a green wall here and there – so accessorising with soft furnishings is my go-to. I am obsessed with Bedfolk linen bedding for its relaxed look and all round liveability.  I also love a bit of storage. Every drawer and cupboard have some kind of divider, basket or system.

What is your next home project? 

I am about to have a new kitchen fitted. Once the pros have done their thing, I am looking forward to giving the black pub beams a coat of white chalk paint, freshening up the walls and dressing the glass fronted cupboard with my favourite colourful crockery.