Karen McCartney is an acclaimed author, editor, curator and avid supporter of exceptional architecture, interiors, craft and design. Her extensive career in print media includes roles as editor of marie claire lifestyle and founding editor of Inside Out at News Corp Australia, where she stayed for over a decade as editorial director (lifestyle). More recently, she was the editorial director of online retailer Temple and Webster.

Karen is also the author of several best-selling architecture books: 50/60/70: Iconic Australian Houses and the follow up title 70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses and Superhouse, which have been translated into successful exhibitions at Sydney Living Museums. She is also the author of White Rooms, Perfect Imperfect: The Beauty of Accident, Age and Patina and her latest book is Twenty-one Australian Architects, Breaking New Ground.

Image: Courtesy of Karen McCartney. Photo: Michael Wee.