Ysanne Brooks

Ysanne Brooks comes from a family of wordsmiths, artists and jobbing journalists. Among other things, her somewhat lengthy career includes 10 years working on specialist magazine 25 Beautiful Kitchens, nine of those as editor.

For more years than she cares to reveal in public, she’s opined on planning, designing and buying for all areas of the home. She’s too long in the tooth to be a tech geek but she knows what’s what when it comes to beautiful, useable products that make modern living just that little bit more comfortable. She now combines supplement editing and freelance feature writing for interiors magazines and websites with a new venture as a budding ceramicist.

Tired of London but not tired of life, she moved to Surrey 8 years ago, where she now lives with her husband, also a journalist, and Buffy the cat.