"It’s not rocket science.” So say modest designers when I ask them how they create the amazing spaces we feature in our pages. They’re right, design isn’t a science—and it’s a good thing it isn’t. If it were, formulas would rule, and our rooms would all look the same. Décors by Stephen Hawking—who wants that? From where I stand, the most engaging spaces are unique, reflect their owners and have willful personalities of their own.
Design magazines are like beautiful gardens. They’re quiet, inspiring and you can experience them in your own time, at your own pace. Plus they’re always presenting what’s fresh and new. Maybe that’s why I enjoy creating them both as much as I do. In fact, if I weren’t an editor, I could easily see myself digging into garden design for a living.