Karen McCartney


Karen McCartney is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture and design. In Australia she was editor of both Marie Claire lifestyle and launch editor of Inside Out, a magazine she ran for ten years.

During her time at NewsLifeMedia, in the role of editorial director, Karen relaunched Country Style magazine and spearheaded the digital play for body+soul, a website to complement News Corps successful health and wellbeing brand.

In tandem Karen has written several architecture and books (Iconic Australian Houses and Superhouse), which have been translated into successful exhibitions shown initially at the Museum of Sydney. Her latest book Perfect Imperfect: the beauty of accident, age and patina, launched in May.

She has a regular architecture column in Belle magazine, a weekly column in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend and is a director of a boutique branding and content marketing agency, Editd, working with clients in the fields of design, retail, architecture and art.

Another book is in the pipeline.