Karen McCartney is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture, design and home wares across print media (editing marie claire lifestyle and Inside Out magazines) and more recently as the editorial director of Temple & Webster, driving their award-winning blog.
As editorial director (lifestyle) of News Corp Australia she led a major initiative to increase the appeal to female audiences, across all brands and content, spearheading the digital play for body+soul, a website to complement the successful health and wellbeing brand.
In tandem Karen has written several architecture books (Iconic Australian Houses and Superhouse), which have been translated into successful exhibitions shown at the Museum of Sydney. Her book Perfect Imperfect is in its third print run.
Karen has also worked with a number of prestigious agencies and clients including Frost* Collective, coolgrayseven NYC, Colvin Communications, Sydney Living Museums, Robert Plumb, Spence & Lyda, Daniel Boddam, Rob Mills Architects & Interiors, Boffi,and De Padova.
She is currently Belle’s architecture editor and is producing a book in collaboration with Bauer Books, a book with celebrated landscape designer William Dangar in conjunction with Murdoch Books and her own interior’s book due out in 2018.
Karen has a weekly design column in Good Weekend in the Sydney Morning Herald and in Melbourne’s The Age.