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:

  1. Houses & flats. Self-built, newly-renovated, quirkily unusual, or styl­ish & full of good ideas.
  2. Archi­tec­tural firsts. Stun­ning con­ver­sions, innov­at­ive fea­tures, & newbuilds.
  3. A prop­erty with a good, newsy story behind it. Either to do with the own­ers or the build­ing itself. Or both.
  4. Design­ers, crafts­folk, etc, who have a quirky, unusual, arty, styl­ish home.
  5. 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 sjsjourno@​gmail.​com.

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