Meet Maxine

Hey. I’m Maxine.

I’m the voice voice behind We Love Home blog. I’m an award winning Interior Stylist from Brighton.  I live in a peppermint coloured Victorian terrace house with my dog, Teddy.

Over twenty years ago, I got first job was making the tea on a small interiors magazine. I slowly worked my way up ending up on the style teams of Elle magazine, Home Beautiful and then on House Beautiful for five years. I now work freelance and I now style for a wide range of commercial and editorial clients from Ikea, The White Company, Jane Packer, Hillary’s, Lifestyle Floors, Next, House of Fraser, Debenhams….as well as TV shows like Fill Your Home For Free, Grand Designs, This Morning.

Why Did I start We Love Home?

My life took a dramatic change. I was Style Editor for interior magazines working in London. It was my dream job – styling glossy cover shoots, writing about the hottest home trends, and chatting all things interiors.

Then in 2006, I made a life-changing decision…I gave up my styling career to go travelling around the world. It was amazing – I ended up doing style shoots in New York and Australia. But after six months of living out of a suitcase, I came home with the intention to find my forever home.

The only house I could afford had been empty for seven years. Everything needed replacing – from the leaking bathroom to the damp kitchen, to the overgrown garden. There wasn’t one area that didn’t need work.

When it came to renovating my home, I looked for inspiration on how to renovate (and furnish) a very small home on a tiny budget. I couldn’t find anything that reflected my home style. And this gave me the idea to start an interiors blog.

Since that day – my home has appeared in Ideal Home, Style At Home, Real Homes, Apartmenttherapy – and my garden has been on the cover of Good Homes magazine. My blog has been nominated for 14 awards – most recently I was nominated for Best LifeStyle Blog for two years running,

Through blogging I Have also discovered the wonderful world of social media and was named No 1 Instgrammer by Real Homes magazine in 2018.

What is We Love Home is all about…

It’s an on-line space full of insider decorating tips, bargain finds and secret styling tricks – all designed so you can make your home look fantastic no matter what your budget or the size of your home.

I’m here to inspire you, encourage you and be your cheer-leader so you can have the home you deserve whatever your budget.

In the Decorating Trends section you will find inspirational ideas – as well as brilliant decorating looks.

Inside the Beautiful Rooms section you’ll find ideas for every single space in your home and my helpful How-To YouTube videos. If you want to see my home in more detail – click here.

My Interior Styling section gives you amazing insight into how I got my job as an interior stylist, as well as behind the scenes photos from my latest photo shoots (like this one here for Good Homes magazine). There’s lots of advice if you’re considering a career in magazines.

There is a link to the Styling Workshops that I host around the UK called Secret Styling Club where I share my professional styling tricks.

And in the Lifestyle section – I cover the best my home town of Brighton has to offer, my shopping trips away, as well as fashion and beauty buys – all of which I know you’ll love.

So welcome in, put your feet up, and I’ll go pop the kettle on.


Nominated Amara Best Lifestyle Blog, 2018. Nominated TNIDBA Best Overall Blog 2018. Shortlisted Social Media Influencer Of  The Year 2018 Property Press Awards. Shortlist Best of Pinterest 2018. Shortlisted Best Of Pinterest Award 2017. Nominated Best Home Improvement #IBA17. Shortlisted Best Interior Inspiration #IBA16. Nominated Best New Homes Blog #IBA15. Winner Best DIY Videos 2015. Finalist Best Newbie Blogger 2015, Bloggers’ Lounge. Shortlisted 2015 Brilliance in Blogging ‘Fresh Voice’.


No 1 Interior ‘Inspiration Instagramer’ and ‘one to watch’ of 2018, Real Homes Magazine. Feathr Top 20 Trending Interior Blogs – worldwide. HIBS Top 100 Interior + Lifestyle Blogs 2018. VOH Top 30 Interior Design Blogs 2017. Eat Sleep Live Most Essential Design Blogs 2017. Blogger of the Month – Houzz 2016

  • Reply
    11th March 2015 at 9:23 am

    I can’t wait to watch your little home transform into an oasis of style.

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    Trevor Bradford
    16th March 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Maxine,
    Best of luck with your project and thanks for including us in your post on brilliant whites, we are noticing a swing back to paler shades from stronger colours of recent seasons.

    We will be watching your progress with keen interest!


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    Teresa Colbeck
    4th April 2015 at 7:22 am


    I love your new home and the style of it. You have done so much already, in such a small space of time.

    I am having my kitchen redesigned, it is completely new…but still not finished. Do you have any advice on how to keep things moving when builders are so slow?


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      6th April 2015 at 9:14 am

      Hey Teresa, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m in the middle of having my kitchen redesigned so I fee you pain when builders slow things down. I’m going to do a blog post in reply as I think it is something lots of us would want to know. Maxine x

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    Suzie Snell
    14th April 2015 at 10:14 am

    I’ve just watched the decorating vlog! Brilliant and the room looks great!
    Keep up the fantastic work Maxine x

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    Anna Chan
    11th June 2015 at 10:35 am

    Hi Maxine,

    Love the style of your blog and the pooch is incredibly cute too. The images of your home are beautiful.

    Thank you for blogging, Anna xx

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    Phil Gregory
    18th August 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Maxine.

    I found your website when looking for Home Style bloggers and loved it. I wondered if you’d be interested in writing about some products that our client Alfresia sells.

    If you would be interested, please drop me an email and we can chat more. I’m keen to talk to you.

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      23rd August 2015 at 4:11 pm

      Hey. I’ve just dropped you an email.

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    Simonne Vickers
    26th January 2016 at 4:36 pm


    I hope you are well.

    I am contacting from MatalanDirect,com, the home furnishings and improvements brand.

    I wanted to enquire as to whether you take bespoke written content on your website, and if so, how we would go about this? We have a team of experienced content writers who specialise in interior trend led content. Please see here for examples of their work.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Many thanks,


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    Rosanna Alicia Design
    18th August 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Maxine your house is so stunning!! *Heart eyes*!! xx

    • Reply
      19th August 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thank you Rosanna

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    12th December 2018 at 4:59 am

    Your room looks great and must say you fur baby is so cute. I am looking forward to your next blog. Thank you for this one.

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