Is Your Home Press-Worthy?
A slightly different blog post today.
Do you want to get your home featured in the press?
We were contacted by a freelance interiors journalist, Sharon Smith. Whilst we can’t personally help her, we thought you may be able to.
Sharon is looking for the following for editorial features for national interiors magazines & newspapers:
- Houses & flats. Self-built, newly-renovated, quirkily unusual, or stylish & full of good ideas.
- Architectural firsts. Stunning conversions, innovative features, & newbuilds.
- A property with a good, newsy story behind it. Either to do with the owners or the building itself. Or both.
- Designers, craftsfolk, etc, who have a quirky, unusual, arty, stylish home.
- Single room makeovers. Bathrooms, wetrooms, shower rooms that have been refitted for about £10,000 or less. Kitchens that have been refurbished, refitted, extended across all budgets, from low-cost to luxurious. Other rooms (bedrooms, conservatories, hallways, children’s rooms, dining rooms, etc) up to a budget of £5,000.
Sharon’s looking across all styles & budgets. So you could be living in your starter home. Or an ex-council flat. You may love vintage décor. Or prefer ultra-modern. The only proviso is that the interior or room is not about to appear in a national interiors magazine.
If you’re interested, email Sharon with a quick ‘recce’ photo of the interior or room. Just a quick snap taken from as wide an angle as possible & showing as much of each room as you can. If it’s a whole interior, she’d need to see a shot of each room — kitchen, diner, lounge, bathroom/s, master bedroom & at least one other bedroom, front exterior, then anything else you think may interest. If it is just a kitchen or bathroom (single room) she’d need four or so shots, one from each angle usually works best, showing as much of the room as possible & highlighting any design quirks.
One thing though, if it’s a newly-completed extension or renovation, the photo needs to be taken after you’ve moved back in with all your personal items in place.
If Sharon thinks a particular magazine/paper may be interested in your style & story, she’ll pitch the interior to them. If they want to run a feature, she’d need to fix up an interview & a photoshoot. If required, Sharon can send PDFs of her work to verify that she’s a bona fide journalist. She is Surrey-based but looking for interiors across the UK.
If you think this may be of interest, please contact Sharon Smith on 07790 501683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.