Articles by Jill Macnair

Jill Macnair

Jill Macnair has worked as an interiors journalist for 13 years, contributing to titles including Elle Decoration, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She set up cult interiors blog My Friend’s House in 2009 with Ros Anderson and continues to run the forum daily.


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The new yellows

Remember when we were suddenly informed that Magnolia walls in the home was social suicide in decorating terms? There’s a new family of yellows cropping up in interiors that boast a similar buttery undertone, only, unlike Magnolia there is nothing sickening about them and they are instead delicious. Often quite brown-based, these yellows feel super fresh, unusual and startlingly… read more

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3 of the best social enterprise projects for colour-lovers

There’s a growing trend for homewares made by enterprising companies motivated either by tackling social problems, improving communities and people’s life chances, or being able to work using materials and methods that are environmentally sound. Here are three we’ve found that embody a conscious ethos within gorgeous colour-rich pieces. Paris designer Léa Beart collaborates with Panamanian craftspeople Paris-based… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist