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Karen McCartney
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Karen McCartney

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Karen McCartney has a wealth of experience in the areas of design, art and architecture. From an Honours degree in the History of Art & English from University College London, and her first job on British magazine Art Monthly, Karen has written for British Elle Decoration and The World of Interiors.

Here in Australia she edited Marie Claire Lifestyle and was founding editor of interiors magazine Inside Out where she held the position for 10 years. During her time at News Corp Australia highlights include the successful relaunch of Country Style and the development and launch of the body&soul website. In 2012 she led News Corporation Australia's push for greater content relevant to women.

Karen is now editorial director of online retailer Temple & Webster. She has published two successful architecture books on iconic Australian houses, and has curated an exhibition on the subject for Sydney Living Museums.

Books by Karen McCartney

White Rooms: Decorating with style, pattern and colour

In WhiteRooms, best-selling author Karen McCartney and design expert David Harrison, working with internationally renowned photographer Richard Powers, present a comprehensive guide to using white in the home. From the architect-designed to the appealingly rustic, white is seen in its multitude of shades, combinations and possibilities.

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Superhouse

Following interviews with many of the architects and owners, she discusses each house in detail; her informed and engaging text is matched by Richard Powers' striking photography. A must for anyone interested in architecture and design.

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