Immediate announces new editor for Your Home

Immediate Media Co yesterday announced that Mel Sherwood has been appointed as editor of Your Home.

Immediate announces new editor for Your Home
Mel Sherwood: “I don’t mind revealing that I had my first interior design disaster at the age of 12.”

Your Home is one of the country’s biggest-selling home interest titles. Mel Sherwood has worked in consumer magazines across multiple sectors, from weddings to interiors via craft and history, and has been Editor of Homes & Antiques since 2018. She succeeds Anna-Lisa De’Ath who has been editor since 2008.

Mel Sherwood says: “I am thrilled to join the team at Your Home. Interiors have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember – as a child, I adored shows like Changing Rooms, and would rearrange my bedroom furniture every weekend. I don’t mind revealing that I had my first interior design disaster at the age of 12, when I painted my room lime green! If only I could tell that colour-obsessed girl that one day she would be editor of such a magazine as Your Home – it really is a dream come true. I am so looking forward to getting to know the team and all our talented contributors – albeit virtually, for now – and to leading the magazine along the next phase of its journey. It feels strange to take over a brand at a time like this, but I am delighted that I might be able to help our readers improve their homes while we are all spending so much time in them. And to advise, thanks to my first-hand experience, that lime green really is a very challenging colour to live with…”

Anna-Lisa De’Ath says: “I have thoroughly enjoyed being at the helm of Your Home over the past 12 years. It is a fantastic brand with a wonderful, loyal readership, however I feel the time is now right to focus my attention on other projects. I wish Mel every success in her new role.”

Marie Davies, Managing Director, Specialist, added: “I am delighted to continue working with Mel as she moves onto Your Home magazine. Mel has a superb eye for interior design and a clear passion for creating outstanding content for our audiences. Your Home is very much a jewel in our crown with a considerable circulation in the home interest sector, and I am looking forward to working with Mel as we reach new markets through our focussed digital and subscriptions strategy. Anna-Lisa De’Ath will continue working with us on HomeStyle and other projects over the coming months and I would like to thank Anna-Lisa for her continued support and direction as we make a smooth transition of editorial leadership.”

Mel will be in post from Monday 27th April reporting to Marie Davies, Managing Director, Specialist.