Sophie Donelson here. I’m an author, speaker, and subject-matter expert in the fields of home design, living, and decorating. My next book, on imaginative kitchen design, drops May 23. You should most definitely buy it!

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

I present talks and host panels for industry and consumer forums such as the Future of Home conference, the national Kitchen and Bath show, the Luxury Connect real estate summit, and others. I contribute articles and ideas to Business of Home, Elle Decoration, Veranda, House Beautiful, BHG and others. I write A+ content for Vrbo, Ann Sacks, OKA, Circa Lighting, and Hudson’s Bay. I also Instagram a bit, too: @SophieDow.

A thread runs through it — inspiring people to think creatively and spend wisely on their 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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