Sophie Donelson here. I’m an author, speaker, and subject-matter expert in the fields of home design, living, and decorating. My new book on imaginative kitchen design — Uncommon Kitchens is out now. You should most definitely buy it!

Exploring how design impacts our lives at home—and with each other—is what drives my work. 

Alongside writing books, I also present talks and host panels at industry and consumer events such as the Future of Home conference, the national Kitchen and Bath show, and the Luxury Connect real estate summit. I write articles and contribute ideas to Business of Home, Elle Decoration, Veranda, House Beautiful, BHG and others. I create A+ content for Vrbo, Ann Sacks, OKA, Circa Lighting, and Hudson’s Bay and I’m the lead expert in a forthcoming TV show on the Magnolia Network (that’s Chip & Joanna’s, yep). I also Instagram a bit, too: @SophieDow.

A thread runs through it — inspiring us all to think creatively and spend wisely on our most life-defining experience: home

Previously, I served as editor in chief of House Beautiful, America’s longest-published home decor magazine, where I inspired a new generation of design lovers to embrace color and happiness at home  … wrote bestseller Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs (Abrams, 2017) …. appeared as an on-air design expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Open House … led creative and brand direction for digital media and retail startups including C. Wonder, Rockets of Awesome, Curbed, and Business of Home. defined emerging trends and design talent as an editor at Elle Decor, Cottages & Gardens, Martha Stewart’s Blueprint, and writer for the Wall Street Journal, New York, Elle and others.

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