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Sophie Dow Donelson

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Sophie Dow Donelson (born 1980) is an American author.[1], journalist, speaker, and home design expert.


Donelson was editor in chief of House Beautiful[2] magazine from 2015-2019[3][4]. She also held editor positions at Elle Decor[5] and Hampton Cottages & Gardens[6] among other magazines. She has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal[7], Martha Stewart Living[8]. In 2020 she wrote an op-ed for the New York Times[9] about why the pandemic offers an opportunity to rethink our approach to home decor.

Donelson's wrote a book, Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs was published in 2017[10] and has contributed to The Business of Design [11] and Flip For Decorating[12]

Personal Life[edit]

portrait of author Sophie Donelson
Sophie Donelson image credit: Winky Lewis Photo

Donelson is married[13] to urbanist and journalist Greg Lindsay. She lives with her partner and two children in Montréal.


  1. "Abrams Books". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Sophie Donelson Named Editor In Chief of House Beautiful". AdWeek.
  3. "Hearst Mags Reveals Major Editorial and Business-Side Changes". Folio.
  4. "Hearst axes House Beautiful's editorial leadership". Business of Home.
  5. "Author Tag Sophie Donelson". Elle Decor.
  6. "Donelson to Edit Hamptons Cottages & Gardens This Summer". Ad Week.
  7. "A Kitchen for your Aching Back". The Wall Street Journal.
  8. "Living Patterns". Martha Stewart Living.
  9. "Self-Quarantine Is No Time for an Instagram-Ready Kitchen". The New York Times.
  10. Donelson, Sophie (2017). Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs. Abrams Books. ISBN 9781419726576. Search this book on
  11. The Business of Design Balancing Creativity and Profitability. Princeton Architectural Press. 2021. ISBN 9781616899981. Search this book on
  12. Flip For Decorating!. Random House. 2009. ISBN 978-0345507518. Search this book on
  13. "Sophie Donelson, Greg Lindsay". The New York Times.

Sophiedonelson (talk) 20:17, 22 October 2021 (UTC)Sophie

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