Author & Columnist

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 a passionate advocate of rural living and regularly writes about nature and her experiences of smallholding deep in North Yorkshire countryside, including her ‘Good Life in Country’ column for Country Living magazine.


Sally is the author of the best-selling 'The Little Book of Building Fires' (Anima), 'How To Build a Shed' (Laurence King), The Hedgehog Handbook (Anima), The Little Book of Snow (Anima), STUDIO: Creative Spaces for Creative People (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 for 2019 included CRAFTED - A Compendium of Crafts New, Old & Forgotten (Quadrille), The Bee Bible (Anima), and Superstitions (Quadrille).  


Sally forthcoming 2020 titles include: Biophilia (Kyle Books), The History of the World According to Sheep (Head of Zeus), Floriography (Quadrille) and The Book of the Earthworm (Anima).

"..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."