Rhoda Parry

Rhoda Parry


Rhoda Parry was the Editorial Director of Ideal Home and its sister titles, 25 Beautiful Homes and Style at Home from 2021-2022. She was also Editorial Director for Gardeningetc, Amateur Gardening and Easy Gardens. She has held this role since 2021. Previous to that, Rhoda was the Team Lead for the Homes Content Team - creative heart of the UK's leading homes media portfolio - comprising Homes & Gardens, Livingetc, Ideal Home, Country Homes & Interiors, 25 Beautiful Homes, Style at Home, Woman & Home, Amateur Gardening and Easy Gardens. This 23-strong team represented best-in-the-business editors, writers and stylists. Rhoda has also held the Editorship of Country Homes & Interiors, 25 Beautiful Homes, 25 Beautiful Kitchens, 25 Beautiful Gardens. Rhoda has served on many judging panels including the Society of Garden Designers Awards and the Country Business Awards, contributed at interiors and media events and was nominated for a PPA Award. She has acted as a mentor for the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

In 2006, Rhoda sold up and left London to start a new life in Sussex. Surrounded by coast and countryside, Rhoda and her partner designed and built a contemporary detached house on the site of a small bungalow for themselves and their two sons. Many of the lessons she learned - and continues to learn - inform her approach to home, garden and interiors journalism. The transformation of their property continues with the recent addition of a new extension to incorporate a utility room, home working study and shower room. Rhoda has a deep connection with the landscape so sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches are at the heart of her lifestyle choices. 

Ideal Home Truths

Where’s your happy place? 

My coastal garden - we are lucky enough to be close to the beach. We live in the hottest county in the UK so the plants that thrive here are drought-tolerant, sculptural and abundant. In summer, our garden teems with self-sown poppies, marigolds, sages, rosemary and euphorbia. 

What’s your home addiction? 

I love a bit of tablescaping - themed to the occasion! Tablecloth, napkins and napkin rings to make the place look lovely for guests and a vase of loosely-arranged flowers cut from the garden. 

What is your next home project?

My home working office. I need a chair that won’t kill my back, a desk with drawers for all my magazines and a blind so I can adjust the light levels.

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