I have more than 15 years experience styling interiors, tabletop, still life and room set photo shoots for editorial, advertising and interior design trade clients.


Interior Design Brand PR and Communications

I am a founding partner in AustinSmyth, a boutique PR and communications agency that helps a select group of designers, artisans and design trade businesses grow their businesses by defining and advancing their brand profile. Through PR, written and visual communications, content strategy and innovative partnerships AustinSmyth opens doors to new opportunities for clients.



I create well-edited interiors inspired by the architecture of the home and how my clients want to live in their space. I employ natural materials, embrace layers that bring comfort (but not clutter) and have a deep appreciation for value and craftsmanship. 

Public Speaking

I am an experienced and engaging keynote speaker, panelist and seminar leader. I've taken the stage at home shows, the Interior Design Show, One of a Kind Show, BlogPodium, and more. 

TV and Video

I have appeared in numerous TV and video segments for House & Home OnlineTV, The Steven & Chris Show on CBC, Breakfast Television on CityTV, and The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV. I marry light-hearted presentation with expert level knowledge to deliver segments on design advice, new products and trends, decorating tips, house tours and DIY decorating projects. 

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Writing + Editing

With more than 25 years magazine journalism experience and more than a decade writing for the web, I've got this writing thing down. I specialize in design, lifestyle and travel stories. I am founder and principal of The Design Edit blog at