Stylists are to homes and interiors media as elves are to Christmas. Okay, that’s a terrible analogy, but it kind of makes the point. You don’t see them – you only see their work.
They’re like special forces ninjas, existing in the shadows, moving with purpose and poise, subtly arranging everyday objects, fabulous fabrics and statement colours into inspiring tableau partnering with photographers to deliver serious eye-candy for the page.
And their Instagram feed can give you an insight into their work as well as inspiration for your own styling. And here are a bunch of our favourites.
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Lucy Gough: Having worked for titles such as LivingEtc and Sunday Times Style magazine, Lucy counts brands such as M&S among her client list.
Susie Attaway: A self-confessed propaholic Susie has 15 years’ experience designing, crafting, propping and styling for photoshoots and PR events for clients including Waitrose, Tesco and Hobbycraft.
Laura Fulmine: Resume reads like a Who’s Who of media and clients. Former Interiors Editor for Grand Designs. Constantly blows us away.
Kiera Buckley-Jones: Kiera was the first stylist we ever worked with and is now the Style Editor at Elle Decoration.
Sally Denning: Formerly Style Director on Ideal Home magazine, now freelancing for a wide range of clients including: Little Greene, Pooky Lighting and James Hare Fabrics.
Charlotte Boyd: Interior Stylist and writer with over 15 years’ experience working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines.
Pippa Jameson: Former Deputy Interiors Editor for BBC Good Homes magazine, Pippa works with some inspirational brands including John Lewis and Molton Brown and has many TV credits including Room Designer for hit show, The Hotel Inspector.
Theoda Solms-Iles: Over 13 years organizing, directing and styling photo shoots and events, for clients ranging from M&S to eBay and working with key interiors media.
Sophie Warren-Smith: Works regularly for Good Homes, Country Living, Grand Designs, KBB, Real Homes, House Beautiful, Ideal Home and Period Living. Does fabulous things with flowers.
Sarita Sharma: Learned her craft shooting the Habitat catalogue under the guidance of Sir Terence Conran, now works with a wide range of media and brands.
Sara Bird: Freelance stylist, journalist, editor and published author with over 20 years’ experience specialising in the interiors, lifestyle, food and craft media industry.
Dilly Orme: Established home editor with over 30 years’ experience as an interiors stylist and writer. Also contributed to a wealth of style bibles, including Ideal Home, House Beautiful, 25 Beautiful Homes and The English Home.
Elaine Harris: Art Director and Interior Stylist who counts John Lewis, Sanderson, Zoffany and Morris & Co among her clients.
Rebecca de Boehmler: London-based freelance stylist with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. With an extensive CV in the décor, design and journalism worlds, Rebecca has a keen eye for trends and detail.
Claire Morgan: An exceptional stylist with a passion for interiors, still life, food and flowers.
Lynsey Fox: A stylist and visual merchandiser, Lynsey loves all aspects of creative styling and has worked for publications including Country Living, Wallpaper* and Country Homes & Interiors.
Jane Berry: An experienced art director and prop stylist, Jane has worked for print, online and TV and is also a brand consultant.
Diana Civil: Stylist, art director and producer who specialises in high street/mass market sector having had a background as a homes & interiors editor on leading titles, including Ideal Home, Good Homes and Homes & Ideas Magazines.
Aurelien Farjon: A trained set designer with a passion for all things interior, Aurelien has worked with major brands like Ikea, Redrow Homes and Disney.
Alice Margiotta: Former in-house stylist for Style Library working with brands like Zoffany, Sanderson and Morris & Co, Alice specialises in photographic shoots.
Laurie Davidson: Interiors Expert Laurie Davidson is a professional stylist and art director with credits for the likes of Hillarys, Valspar and Out & Out to her name. A regular contributor to homes & interiors mags, she is also uber-friendly.
Caroline Davis: Caroline fell in love with interiors while working in PR for a home furnishings company. After working as an Assistant Editor of an interiors mag, she decided to take the plunge and become a freelance interiors stylist and has carved out a stellar reputation in the industry.
Marie Nichols: With a background in interior design and a photography degree, Marie combined her two big passions to become an interior stylist who can count Cath Kidston, John Lewis and Not On The High Street among her client roster.
Alice King: A London-based stylist with a decade of experience, Alice has experience across all manner of styling jobs, including studio shoot styling, press show set ups, prop sourcing and styling for digital films.
Emma Morton-Turner: The former Home Editor on Woman & Home, Emma Morton-Turner has been an interior stylist and freelance writer for almost 20 years. She’s also the founder of InsideStylists, a website which brings together incredibly talented stylists with brands and publications.
Sally Cullen: Passionate and enthusiastic, Sally is a freelance interior stylist and is involved in all aspects of the styling process, from planning photoshoots to sourcing set designers, model and photographers.
Anna Mackie-East: A stylist and set designer working on interior and still life photography. Anna’s projects encompass everything from concept to overall art direction, and everything in between.
Alison Davidson: Alison has a raft of experience in the interiors industry, working full time as Homes & Garden Editor on Woman & Home and Interiors Editor of House Beautiful. She has also styled and art directed for many commercial clients, including Marks & Spencer, Ercol and Dulux.
Florence Rolfe: With 11 years’ in the industry and a background in editorial and commercial publishing, Florence knows how to style an image to make it appealing to editors and consumers alike.
Kerry Hussain: Kerry is experienced in all areas of styling from editorial to commercial, however, ‘house dressing’ is her area of speciality. Here she helps homeowners, landlords and property management companies prepare homes for sale or rent.
Melissa Denham: Melissa has almost two decades of experience designing and delivering interior styling projects for clients who vary from large retailers to independent businesses.
Jess Contomichalos: Jess has worked in styling her entire adult life, interspersed with stints working for several interiors magazines (so she knows what makes good editorial content). She can come up with ideas and mood boards for clients and help Art Directors’ brief a reality.
Caroline Bishop: A freelance stylist focusing on creative direction and styling for events, lifestyle, interiors, props, food, product and still life.
Milly Bruce: Milly Bruce is a London-based interiors and prop stylist. Milly works with food, lifestyle and interiors brands such as Soho House, The Telegraph, Homes & Gardens as well as others.
Tara Sloggett: A Cape Town-based interior stylist, Tara has worked for many home titles, agencies and commercial clients.