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.
In tandem, Karen has written several architecture books, including the bestselling Iconic Australian Houses 50/60/70 and Iconic Australian Houses 70/80/90, which have been translated into successful exhibitions shown at the Museum of Sydney. In 2015 she launched Perfect Imperfect, which also formed the basis for a curated exhibition at the Nishi Gallery in collaboration with Hotel Hotel, Canberra.
Karen is architecture editor of Belle magazine, where she profiles Australian architects and has produced 21 Australian Architects; breaking new ground. She has a weekly design and architecture column in Good Weekend. Through her branding agency she works with high profile architects, interior designer and retailers.