Melissa Penfold, is a one-woman style-bible whose weekly postings will help you and your home feel great with easy updates, quick fixes and inspired ideas. Plus stacks of inside information on everything you need to know to live well.
It's a secret guide of Australia's best shops and services, where Melissa offers readers exclusive access to the places our leading interior designers, architects, and stylists source their things and find inspiration.
Melissa is one of Australia's foremost authorities on style and design. She has a popular monthly decorating column in Australia's leading lifestyle magazine Australian House & Garden, is a regular judge panellist and collaborates frequently with big-name brands.
She has honed her skills as interiors editor at Belle magazine, and as the shopping guru for more than 15 years at the Sydney Morning Herald, where she was renowned as "The Queen of Style" and her weekly Source and Bargain Hunter columns were something of an institution. Add to her portfolio, two best-selling books on the subject of Australian Style and Melissa Penfold's Little Black Book: Sydney's Shopping Secrets (Penguin/Lantern) and you get a sense of how determined she is to make style easy, accessible and exciting to us all.
She's worked with the world's leading names in retail and design both in Australia and abroad, and her work has appeared in most major Australian publications including Vogue Living, Australian House & Garden, Belle, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Australian Financial Review, and more.
Married with two children, Melissa divides her time between her homes in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.