Contributors

Cassie Haywood Cassie is the digital and editorial coordinator of Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly magazine and a writer for Complete Home. She spends her weekends chasing her adorable Maltese and dreaming up her perfect home reno.
Darren Palmer Darren Palmer is an interior designer and has appeared as a judge on Channel Nine's "The Block".
Ian Cleland
Robert Harwood Robert Harwood, has over 20 years experience designing and delivering award winning projects with leading architectural practices on projects in Australia, The United Kingdom, Dubai and Madrid. Robert also established the My Architect Network in 2009 that supplies architectural services by a network of independent architects to the residential market and which currently operates in three Australian states.
April Ossington With several years’ experience writing for the home and garden sector, April is the editor of Grand Designs Australia, Home Design, Backyard and Outdoor Rooms magazines.
Annabelle Cloros Annabelle Cloros is the Deputy Editor of Grand Designs Australia, Grand Designs New Zealand and Home Design magazine. Covering all things architecture and design, Annabelle has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English Literature.
Kate Wagner Kate was features writer for Grand Designs Australia and Home Design magazines, as well as a contributor for Complete Home. She loves a good interior design project as much as she loves food and corgi puppies, and boy is that a lot.
Carla May Carla May is a writer and editor. She was Deputy Editor of Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly magazine from 2014 to 2015.
Massimo Speroni Massimo is an Italian designer with an exquisite taste and boundless passion for design. He can transform your home into a bespoke masterpiece. “Beautiful homes don’ t just happen, they usually are created. For me, the real goal is to find a subtle balance between my clients’ personality and a unified, well tailored interior!” massimointeriors.com.au
Stephanie Russo Stephanie Russo is the Features Writer and Editorial Assistant for Grand Designs Australia, Home Design, Backyard and Outdoor Rooms magazines.
Tessa Hoult
Peter Maddison
Nishi Amaratunga Nishi is the editor of Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly magazine and a writer for Complete Home. She loves all things style, design and interiors, and spends her downtime planning her dream home on Pinterest.
Fiona Michelon Fiona is a PR professional, interiors lover and a blogger. She devotes her time to photography and her blog "The Craft Hunter".
Linda Delaney Linda Delaney’s journey to becoming a well-respected interior designer did not take the usual trajectory. After 16 years in the corporate commercial realm, she took a leap of faith and launched herself into the world of design with her business, North Shore Interiors. This bespoke blend of keen business acumen combined with a passion for design has resulted in Linda’s ability to create timeless interiors on...
Marian Riabic
Cherie Barber Cherie Barber, creator of the Renovating For Profit course, is Australia’s leading renovation expert. With over 21 years of profitable renovations under her belt, Cherie Barber practices what she preaches. The secret of her success is a proven, step-by-step approach, personally developed on over 50 of her own renovation projects. Cherie's process covers everything - from when and where to buy, how...
Karen Miles
Stephanie Dunbar Based in Melbourne, Stephanie Dunbar is a writer and editor with a passion for everything homes and interiors.
Charlie Albone Passionate about the design of his surroundings, Charlie has now been designing and building gardens for almost 12 years. He loves the outdoors and for Charlie, it is a pleasurable experience to create a space you want to spend time in and then return to.
Michelle Fitzgerald
Katie Lee
Naomi Findlay Naomi Findlay is Australia’s Rapid Renovation Expert. Having successfully completed more than 110 renovations for profit, Naomi is the creator of the Rapid Renovation Formula™ and: > One of Australia’s leading Interior Designers > Was voted one of the Top 5 Home Stagers in the world recently > Is a regular expert contributor to RealEstate.com.au > Is a featured industry expert on RenoAddict alongside reality...
Danielle Townsend Danielle Townsend’s passion for homes is also her profession. Her early career was spent at a country newspaper, writing about everything from motoring to wedding fairs, local food and wine events, business identities, real estate and entertainment. Now, as a freelancer, she has worked on a variety of titles, covering everything from home design and interiors to bargain shopping, Chinese...
Vanessa Couzens Vanessa is both a building designer and interior designer with extensive experience gained within architecture and design firms in Australia and the UK. With close to twenty years of professional practice, she has undertaken design work in a wide range of sectors, including bespoke residential through to high density residential and mixed use developments, commercial office design, retail, health and...
Amy Norris Amy Norris is a former writer and Editorial Co-ordinator for Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Magazine, as well as Luxury Kitchens & Bathrooms, Bathroom Yearbook and Kitchen Yearbook. She has also been a contributing writer to Complete Home, where she has written about a range of kitchen and bathroom topics.
Shaynna Blaze
Chris Slaughter Chris Slaughter is the a landscape architect and horticulturist and lead designer at Scenic Blue Design.
Anne-Maree Sargeant After working as an interior designer in Melbourne and London, AMS relocated to Sydney and established SPACE FURNITURE for founder Kevin Jarrett. Initiating partnerships with big name design brands, among them B&B Italia, Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Edra, Kartell, AMS was instrumental in establishing retail stores across Australia during 10 years as sales and marketing manager SPACE Sydney. To commemorate a 20-year milestone...
Lauren Farquhar Lauren Farquhar is the former editor of Complete Home, working on the site for four years until 2016. She still contributes stories and advice to Australian home owners. With an upbringing in a family of landscapers and several years working in homewares, Lauren is consistently drawn to everything home, garden and style. From writing about vintage home exhibitions to kitchen design...
Danielle Kirk Danielle Kirk is a writer and editor with a love of wholefood cooking, eco-friendly homes and minimalist design.
Kirsty McKenzie Kirsty is a writer and editor in the home and lifestyle space. She is currently the editor of Australian Country magazine, where she explores the best of Australian rural living.
Kristin Utz Kristin Utz is part of an award-winning architectural practice that focuses on delivering high-quality residential projects. She has broad experience after working in London, Hong Kong and Australia. Kristin is passionate about creating beautiful and innovative buildings that have design integrity and can enhance everyday life.
Jonathan Bristow Jonathan starting his career in the building industry working for various builders then venturing out on his own running his own small successful business for a few years. But never one to accept the status quo he wanted to push into the corporate world and worked as a brand manager for Makita power tools before coming to Zodiac Group. Since...
Catherine Whitting Catherine Whitting, Ass DIA is an interior designer, interior decorator and property stylist who has been consulting and transforming interiors for her clients since 1999 and as well as director and interior designer of St James Whitting is also Co Director of www.decorinstyle.com.au with her father Gordon Albany. Catherine currently consults in residential and commercial interior design with a specialisation...
Janine Strachan Janine Strachan is director of Green Design Solutions, where she brings her extensive experience in environmental housing design and sustainable building technology together to create liveable, healthy and sustainable homes for her clients. Janine holds a Masters in Environment and Planning, a Bachelor in Environmental Management, a Certificate IV in Building and Construction and is a liveable housing assessor.
Louise Smithers Louise Smithers is Features Writer for Grand Designs Australia, Home Design Backyard and Outdoor Rooms magazines.
Kerry Boyne Kerry Boyne has worked in magazine publishing for almost three decades and has written onsubjects as diverse as food, travel and lifestyle; natural health and wellbeing; gardening; home renovation and design; and green living. Having renovated and built a few homes, she has an abiding interest in design and architecture, which began way back when she studied fine arts at university. She haunts homewares stores and design websites, and buys far too...
John Storch John Storch is a Landscape Architect, Principal at A Total Concept Landscape Architects. He strives to provide clients with the best in outdoor design, and our readers with inspirational projects and advice.
Kate St James (Official Influencer) Kate St James, FDIA is a well respected interior designer on the Australian design scene. She is the founding editor of Grand Designs Australia magazine and was editor-in-chief of Home Design magazine, along with several other titles in the Universal Magazines’ Home Group stable, for more than 16 years. As co-founder of design firm, St James Whitting, Kate currently consults to...
Jennifer Hoddinett Her father was an architect, so Jennifer Hoddinett’s childhood was filled with blueprints, paint chips and a growing fascination for beautiful places and spaces. Now a media student graduate and freelance writer, Jennifer contributes to Home Design, Renovate and Grand Designs Australia, has volunteered with not-for-profit art organisations and festivals, and has travelled to unusual pockets of the world. Each of...
Luisa Volpato
Phillip Withers Phil started his career in design through art-based development, studying a Diploma in Arts at RMIT, majoring in screen print design and learning the art of making clothes. He was then drawn to garden design through working in garden construction and maintenance and being immersed in a world of plants of all shapes and sizes. During this time, Phil was...
Jason Bonello Starting his career in the pool industry at a young age allowed Jason to learn the fundamentals of the pool industry, gathering a wealth of knowledge along the years. Today Jason works on bringing the latest new pool product innovations to market. Having recently added the pool automation category under his wing this has enabled Jason to deep dive into the...
James Cleland James Cleland is a freelance writer and blogger with qualifications in 3D animation and special effects design, history, psychology, politics, philosophy and art. It is his wide interest in a number of subjects that prompted him to pursue a career in writing and exploring in greater depth many of the topics that appeal to him, including travel, architecture, sustainable design...
Alexandra Longstaff Alexandra Longstaff is a freelance editor and writer. She was previously the editor of BuildHome NSW and Queensland, and before that, deputy editor of Grand Designs Australia, Home Design and Design and Decoration magazines. Alex is always on the lookout for new developments on the building and interiors horizon, particularly when it comes to helping homeowners find or build their...