Thea Babington-Stitt

Thea Babington-Stitt

Managing Editor

Thea is the Managing Editor for the Ideal Home, website.

Thea wanted to write for a living ever since she was a teenager. After school in Northern Ireland, she attended the University of Exeter to read English Literature before gaining an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University, London.

Although she specialised in Security and Organised Crime, Thea spent some time working on fashion and lifestyle titles, everything from Stylist to The Mail on Sunday before the process of styling her rental made her realise her love of interior design.

Thea became the Deputy News & Houses Editor of LivingEtc, and over the years held positions at Homes & Gardens and Country Homes & Interiors before moving to working with the print and digital versions of Ideal Home in 2021 and her current role in 2022.

Thea has interests across every area of homes - from kitchens and colour schemes to technology and architecture. Over the past couple of years she has interviewed some of the most renowned names in interior design and is passionate about talking to people to discover new ideas, theories and ways of looking at design.

Ideal Home Truths

I adore candles. As soon as the sun goes down I get trigger happy with my matches to set the perfect relaxing mood.

There’s not too much I can do where I am but I love helping friends plan how they can decorate their homes. One has moved into a wonderful fixer-upper in the Northern Irish countryside and I can’t wait to see the visions come to life!

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