Rebecca Foster

About me

Hello! I’m Rebecca, and I freelance for Ideal Home. I contribute a range of articles to the magazine, from design-focused features to real life case studies.

After starting my journalism career at a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, I re-located to London where I started out as a sub-editor and features writer. I later became the features editor of a popular self-build and renovation magazine, where I delved into the world of structural systems, eco tech and smart homes.

I went freelance in 2017 to pursue my dream of becoming a yoga teacher, but I still write for numerous titles in the homes and interiors sector.

My specialist subjects

My background is in self-build and renovation, so I’m happy to chat about a plethora of topics, from oak frames and kit houses, to glazing innovations and cladding.

One of my favourite parts of the job is when I get to chat to homeowners about the projects they’ve done, discovering exactly what inspired them tackle the scheme and how they managed to realise their vision. I love interviewing architects, too, as their creative insight brings an added layer of detail.

I have a passion for traditional architecture, with a special soft spot for Victorian and Edwardian homes in the UK.

My Ideal Home

My dream is to extend an 1800s house by adding a stunning glazed extension and a loft conversion with a roof terrace. After visiting an array of spectacular homes across the country, I can’t wait to install underfloor heating in my own house!

In my own home, I have cultivated a 'Japandi' style, with a mix of warm Scandinavian tones and textures complemented by Japanese, Korean and Chinese accessories.

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