Writer, editor, and part-time painter

Hello, my name's Camille and I'm a homes journalist based in North London. I've been working with words for more than ten years and I am currently the Deputy Editor of realhomes.com where I cover beautiful home decor for small spaces in particular, attainable DIYs, and anything related to sustainability.

Starting out my career, I blogged about my travels around Italy as a student navigating Linguistic and History of Art lessons in Bologna. I had caught the writing bug and so started writing about fashion and beauty for online magazines. Post-university I spent time on regional print newspapers covering fashion and home decor before eventually launching into copywriting and the world of SEO.

My love of interior design has always been there; one of my first jobs allowed me to work at Maison et Objet, so I have never been short of inspiration either. Now as a homes journalist I get to work on vibrant design-led editorial content, interview big names in the world of interior design, and work with UK and US-based freelancers who are just as passionate as I am about creating beautiful surroundings.

In a similar vein, I am always creating something, and spend a lot of my downtime making art; experimenting with oil and acrylic paint mostly. I source a small cafe in the Limousin region of France with prints and take commissions from friends and family too.

Interviews

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How one trash can thrifter brought a vintage footstool back to life, for free

Cheap DIYs that require little to no skill? We're here for it. When you want to add some charm to your space, without spending a ton of cash, there's no doubt about it: thrifting and upcycling are the way to go. If the last thing you want to do in your spare time is learn how to work a drill or take on a more complicated DIY project, you might feel like your options are limited. In reality, it's a cool chance to get creative and think a little more... resourcefully shall we say? Enter: Bronwy

I asked an interior designer how to style shelves, and I learned 4 awesome tips

Whether you already have a bare shelf waiting to be dressed or a ton of shelves that you don't know what to do with, rest assured, there is much in the way of inspiration. While it's hard to go wrong with styling wall shelves, bookshelves, or other surfaces acting as shelves, a few tips from professional stylists and interior designers never hurt. There are endless shelf ideas out there to comb through and lots to consider. If it's a new install, the design you go for will not just depend on th

Maya Vander reveals the most important room to remodel if you're on a budget

If you're in the world of home renovation then you'll be fully aware that it's a little... Addictive. And despite a rise in house prices and renovation costs generally, people's taste for house flipping and reno projects really isn't going away any time soon. Whether you're renovating your forever home or planning to sell and make a profit, knowing which are the most important rooms in a house to focus on can be key to success. In an exclusive interview with Real Homes, luxury real-estate agent

Fearne Cotton on creating an interesting home that sparks conversation with guests

Creating a happy home is without a doubt about how it makes you and everyone in your household feel. And, socialite or not, keeping a home interesting and guest-ready in every way, plays a part in your home serving its purpose. TV and Radio presenter Fearne Cotton (opens in new tab) who has been presenting the Happy Place podcast since 2018 knows a thing or two about creating a happy space, one where guests will feel at ease and content. 'I think it’s all about the storytelling and the persona

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I felt claustrophobic in my small bedroom because of these art mistakes, so I took it all down

Art is one of the most prominent forms of expression. It's powerful, beautiful, and personal. Whether you're the artist or the admirer, how you enjoy and absorb art is totally unique to you. Although what's on your walls may not seem like it will impact you that much, displaying art in a bedroom and around the rest of your home can actually influence how you feel day to day. I've collected prints, paintings, and so many different forms of art over the years. I've also rented my entire adult li

This dated wallpaper trend is making a comeback, according to Kelly Hoppen

Wallpaper borders — what even are they? When I think of wallpaper borders, honestly, my mind takes me back to my mother putting up sunshine-printed yellow borders throughout the center line of our living room and hallway walls, against sunset orange-painted walls. The year was 2006, I was a teenager, and for her sake, I'll say it was a vibe. Fast-forward, I’m now in my early thirties, and honestly, the number of rentals and real homes I’ve lived in, I can confirm that I've seen a lot of cool a

Rare houseplant varieties that deliver serious aesthetic

The love we have for plants is unreal. Our adoration has gotten to the point where a space without the slightest glimmer of foliage present is alarming. Cool to look at, calming to have around, and an easy talking point with house guests, our plants serve us well. Depending on your home's aesthetic, houseplant collections, of course, will vary. You may be aiming for Amazon jungle vibes in a tiny studio or serving a more gallery-esque finish with just one or two statement plants. Whichever loo

Feng Shui consultant warns these two house plants are giving your space bad vibes

House plants, never a negative word about them. These natural home accessories work overtime boosting our home's aesthetic and our well-being, while some are so good at cleansing the air from pollutants that they could even compete with your best air purifiers... It's a love-love relationship, or so we thought, until Feng Shui expert, Clara Leung, of @claragreenhouse (opens in new tab) told us otherwise. If you're hot on Feng Shui in your home then you'll know that the best indoor plants can p

Why mood rooms are a must for homes in 2022 – according to Pinterest

It feels almost too obvious to say that how you decorate a room has a huge impact on how that space will make you feel. But when it comes to how powerful the impact can be, that can often be underestimated. Pinterest, the trends-led visual inspirational platform we all know and love, took aesthetic edits to the next level, following their 2022 trends report, to explore the concept of mood rooms in a first-time collaboration with UK retailer Argos. Ideating, designing and bringing six individual

Sustainability

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10 sustainable Christmas decoration ideas to style your home in an eco-friendly fashion for the holidays

Decking out your space with Christmas decorations is one of the most magical parts of the season. Without a glimmer of gold or a little spruce here and there, it wouldn't quite feel like the holidays. For the eco-warriors out there, you might have a complex relationship with decorating for Christmas. It often means buying new Christmas decorations — many of which only last a year or two. In this day and age, we are better than that. There are a ton of sustainable decoration ideas that will look

Rare houseplant varieties that deliver serious aesthetic

The love we have for plants is unreal. Our adoration has gotten to the point where a space without the slightest glimmer of foliage present is alarming. Cool to look at, calming to have around, and an easy talking point with house guests, our plants serve us well. Depending on your home's aesthetic, houseplant collections, of course, will vary. You may be aiming for Amazon jungle vibes in a tiny studio or serving a more gallery-esque finish with just one or two statement plants. Whichever loo