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Michelle Ogundehin Biography – Michelle Ogundehin Wiki

Michelle Ogundehin is a British magazine editor, author and TV presenter. Dubbed an interiors guru by The Sunday Times, she is an influencer with expertise and the multi-award-winning former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration UK.

Ogundehin is Head Judge on Interior Design Masters, a landmark design show on BBC1, alongside Series Host Alan Carr. She has also co-presented five series of Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs: House of the Year and appeared on numerous other programmes, including The Great Interior Design Challenge, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show with Monty Don, a BBC4 documentary on the Bauhaus and Channel 4’s Inside Out Homes.

Trained as an architect at London’s celebrated Bartlett School, Michelle worked in architectural offices in both London and New York, where she lived for almost two years. She began her publishing career on the launch of Tate Art Magazine under Tim Marlow (formerly Director of the Royal Academy, now Director of the Design Museum), followed by formative years at Blueprint Magazine with founding editor Deyan Sudjic (previously Editor of Domus, and Director of the Design Museum) rising swiftly to the position of Senior Editor.

In 1997 she was headhunted by Ilse Crawford to join ELLE Decoration as her Features Director. A year later she was promoted to Deputy Editor under Toni Rogers. Then one further year on she opened her own creative consultancy, MO:Studio Ltd, shuttling between bases in Los Angeles and London, but maintaining a connection to ELLE Decoration as its Editor-at-Large.

In this period, she also regularly contributed features to The Observer Magazine; penned columns for Esquire (Sept 97 –April 99) and directed shoots for Nova Magazine (April 2000 – April 2001), alongside writing articles for numerous other publications around the world including Arena; Design Week; ELLE; The Evening Standard; The Face; Frank; Hoch Parterre (Zurich); iD; Interiors (New York); The International Design Magazin (New York); Numero (Paris); Scene; Sunday Times Style and Tate Magazine.

She was appointed Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration UK in May 2004. During her 13-year tenure, the magazine rose to its highest circulation alongside achieving record revenues. She led the magazine to repeatedly win the coveted Consumer Lifestyle magazine of the year award, as well as achieving the personal accolades of both Lifestyle, and Consumer, Editor of the Year.

She launched ELLE Decoration Collections in 2008, an annual survey of the best new designs in the world. This was followed by ELLE Decoration Country, a bi-annual bookazine celebrating the world’s most beautiful rural homes in 2012. Three years later she successfully debuted the ELLE Decoration Style Consultancy, an interior design service aimed at commercial property developers.

She also masterminded the relaunch of Real Homes magazine, achieving the fastest-growing readership for all consumer magazines, up by 72% to 343,000; and its profitable sale one year later.

Michelle has served on numerous juries and advisory boards and was a Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum for 7 years. In 2021 she was appointed to the board of Trustees of The Design Museum; as well as being announced as a Visiting Professor to the Manchester School of Architecture.

She is a Contributing Editor to The FT: How to Spend It magazine and a frequent contributor to Dezeen, the world’s most influential online design portal. She writes regularly for many other prestigious publications including Vogue Living, Femail, Harrods Magazine, Neptune Stories and Waitrose Weekend alongside penning her popular Home Whisperer column for the John Lewis Home magazine.

Michelle is the author of the Amazon best-selling book Happy Inside: How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness. The book is a game-changing guide to well-being based on Michelle’s long-standing belief that your environment is as fundamental to your health and happiness as good food and exercise.

Michelle Ogundehin Age

Michelle Ogundehin was born in November 1967 in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. She is 55 years old as of 2023. She grew up in London and has lived on both the East and West Coasts of America.

Michelle Ogundehin Parents

Interior Design Masters head judge Michelle Ogundehin was born to a Nigerian father and a British mother.

Michelle Ogundehin Family Background

Michelle was born in Manchester to a black Nigerian father and a white British mother. “I am a woman of mixed-heritage (my father was black Nigerian, my mother is white British),” Michelle Ogundehin mentioned her family background while talking about diversity in design. “I was brought up to ‘not’ see colour (more on this later).”

Michelle Ogundehin Husband

Is Michelle Ogundehin married? She isn’t married and therefore doesn’t have a husband and/or partner.

Michelle Ogundehin Child

Former ELLE Decoration Editor-in-Chief Michelle lives in East Sussex with her young son and two very laid-back Basset Hounds, Stanley, and his little brother, Henry. In January 2017, Ogundehin shared a photo of her child in bed, writing, “My son at home in my bed, our favourite place to be on a Saturday morning!”

Michelle Ogundehin Net Worth

Interior Design Masters presenter Michelle Ogundehin’s net worth is estimated to be £3 million.

Michelle Ogundehin Weight Loss

Journalist Michelle Ogundehin is naturally Slim and doesn’t appear to have lost weight.

Michelle Ogundehin Heritage

Michelle Ogundehin is of mixed heritage. She was born to a black father and a white mother.

Michelle Ogundehin Nationality

Michelle Ogundehin is of British nationality. She was born in Manchester, England, United Kingdom.


Her Instagram handle is @michelleogundehin.