About the editor:

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My name is Katie Treggiden. I am obsessed with design and I love nothing more than writing about my favourite subject. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was five years old, so I feel very lucky that I get to do this for a living. As well as this blog, I am Editor at Large for Design Milk and also write for LivingEtc, Ideal Home, 25 Beautiful Homes, London Design Guide and We Heart. (If you’d like to work with me, please visit www.katietreggiden.com)

About confessions of a design geek: 

One Friday night I turned down drinks with some colleagues to see a private view of some handprinted wallpaper. One of them said “You should start a blog.” I thought he was kidding, but the following Monday, he sat me down and showed me how – and confessions of a design geek was born. (Big thank you to Paul Armstrong!)

That was in April 2010, and within just five weeks it had been nominated for mydeco’s Design Democracy Awards, in which it won Best Interior Design Blog in Great Britain in September 2010! Not one to rest on my laurels, in September 2011, I published Interviews, a collection of eighteen conversations with designers, now stocked in the Design Museum and the V&A.

What other people say:

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“Katie stands apart from other design writers… She turns designers into real people. She allows designers to speak in the same words as the people who use what they’ve made. There’s something very democratic about that.” (William Shaw, Web Editor, London Design Festival.)

“This is a wonderful example of how blogging should be, she is clearly passionate about her subject and her writing conveys this enthusiasm to the reader. A great mix of architecture, interiors and creative resources. All in all, a great read” (Kelly Hoppen, MBE)

“…beautifully designed, consistent, thoughtful and a very distinct point of view.” (Brad Ford, Brad Ford ID)

My promises to you:

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I will treat others with respect – as my Mum always said; “if you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” I believe it’s more important to promote what you like than criticise what you don’t.

I will only ever write about things I genuinely like and will never let anything other than my honest opinion influence my editorial. To make sure you know that, any potential conflicts of interest will always be declared. I will never publish any form of paid for content, whether that’s advertising, sponsored content, guest posts or even links tucked away within editorial content. This applies across all my social media channels.

As a blogger, I am sometimes given products to review or simply freebies. I know these would never affect my editorial, but so that you know that too, I don’t keep them – instead I save them all up for an annual sale in aid of my favourite charity, Maggie’s. I do accept complimentary experiences, because there’s no way to give them back afterwards!

I write from experience not from press releases.

I welcome disagreement with my ideas, delivered with respect. Comments are moderated, but only to ensure they’re not spam.

I will always provide links, cite sources, and credit inspiration. I am grateful to you for returning the favour – unless stated otherwise, the words and pictures on this blog are my own, so feel free to use them, but please ask first and provide a credit and a link.

I will handle myself professionally and abide by basic journalistic standards at all times.

This blog is written and edited by me, with occasional guest posts from writers I respect.

(I got help from Blogging With Integrity to write this policy. To get your own, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org)

My profile picture was taken by the lovely Kirsten Everett: http://kirsteneverett.co.uk/


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