Designer & Bestselling Author

Sally is the author of the top selling "The Little Book of Building Fires" (Anima), STUDIO (Jacqui Small), Shed Decor (Jacqui Small), Home of Your Own: Creating Interiors With Character (Merrell), Gardenalia (Jacqui Small), Shed Chic (Jacqui Small), The Reclaimers (Hodder & Stoughton), Restored to Glory: A guide to Renovating your Period Home and Pure Living: How to Detox your Home (BBC Books) and seven other books.


Sally's new releases this year include: 'How To Build a Shed' (Laurence King) - a collaboration with 'Tool Shed' illustrator Lee John Phillips; The Hedgehog Handbook (Anima); and The Little Book of Snow (Anima).


In Spring 2019 her new book will be CRAFTED: A Compendium of Crafts New, Old & Forgetten (Quadrille).



After studying Archaeology & Anthropology at Oxford University, best-selling author and designer Sally Coulthard has spent the last twenty years designing, making and writing about homes, craft and outdoor spaces.  She sees no boundary between the rules that govern good interior design and those which are needed to craft a spectacular studio or glorious garden.


Keen to make good design accessible, she’s written over twenty books about restoring houses, designing interiors and outdoor living.  From garden styles to craftsmanship, creating workspaces to building sheds, Sally’s books inspire, encourage and equip readers to take on projects of their own.


Sally is also a passionate advocate of rural living and reguarly writes about nature and her experiences of smallholding deep in North Yorkshire countryside.

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"..Sally Coulthard's words of wisdom complement the wonderful images for a design-led book with plenty of practical suggestions on combining plants with decorative material"


'Sally Coulthard’s passion for reclaimed and vintage objects inspires a look that is high on style and low on cost."


"By taking Sally's advice you could make your mark on your home - without breaking the bank."