Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Judge Bio - Margaret Russell

As Editor in Chief of ELLE DECOR Magazine, “Top Design” judge Margaret Russell has infused the magazine with a singular sense of sophistication, while helping to preserve its mission to inspire designers, architects, and homeowners with the best in interior and product design.

In July 2000, Margaret was promoted to editor in chief of the magazine she helped found. Since then she has spearheaded an award-winning redesign of the publication — one of 23 ELLE DECOR editions worldwide — and shifted coverage to portray an increasingly diverse array of talents through images and articles that blend striking graphics with incisive, personality-driven text.

In addition to overseeing ELLE DECOR,, and the ELLE DECOR series of books, Margaret serves as a trustee of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), and co-chairs the series of ELLE DECOR Dining by Design events that take place in eight cities across the country each year.

Stewart, Tabori & Chang, published Margaret's book, “Designing Women: Interiors by Leading Style Makers”, which profiles 16 trendsetters in the design world.

Click here to see Margaret Russell's Bravo Q & A video.