The editor of Livingetc, Pip Rich (formerly Pip McCormac) is a lifestyle journalist of almost 20 years experience working for some of the UK's biggest titles. He regularly attends the world's biggest design fairs and is often talks to crowds of up to 200 about his thoughts on design.
As well as holding staff positions at Sunday Times Style, Red and Grazia he has written for the Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times and ES Magazine. He has been covering interiors trends for so long he has seen some of them come back round again, which has given him a real understanding of how and why people like to decorate.
Through hosting Livingetc's podcast Home Truths, Pip has had long and in depth conversations with some of the world's leading designers, learning from their expertise firsthand.
Pip is a judge on the panel for the Livingetc Style Awards, where he sifts through hundreds of projects with other industry experts to choose the very best in each category. He is interested not just in how something looks, but whether it can improve the life of the user in some way.
He has also published three books - his most recent, A New Leaf, was released in December 2021 and is about the homes of architects who have filled their spaces with houseplants. This project gave him access to many of the world's top creative minds, and knowledge of how great architecture can improve a space.
He has recently moved out of London - and a home that ELLE Decoration called one of the ten best small spaces in the world - to start a new renovation project in Somerset. Knocking an old home into shape, redoing the wiring and heating, removing wallpaper and popcorn ceilings has been an experience he would not care to repeat. But it has given him the chance to study every paint color chart out there, to think more how to use design and decor to create rooms that make you feel something.