Houzz AU Contributor Maya Anderson is House Nerd - the freelance journalist and blogger behind an interior design site all about Western Australian houses, interior design, architecture and renovations. Having worked as a freelance journalist for newspapers and magazines for more than ten years, Maya has garnered a name for herself as a reputable journalist in all things to do with houses and design. She realised there was a niche for a professional WA-focused homes, renovations and interior design blog and began House Nerd in September 2012. All homes featured on House Nerd have two things in common - a warm, inviting atmosphere and a feeling of truly being a home, not just a house, and House Nerd has been warmly received not just by readers in Perth, but across Australia and the rest of the world, particularly in the U.S, the UK and Canada. She is passionate that about styling on a budget and believes everyone can create beautiful interiors without spending a lot. As well as writing about houses, shops and interviewing experts in interior design and architecture, Maya also blogs about her DIY adventures renovating her own 1970s house, The Crap Shack, and is a home reviewer and newspaper columnist for The West Australian newspaper under her column, House Nerd. She enjoys working with highly respected, trustworthy architects, builders, store owners and designers looking to showcase their work on a high-quality, respected online avenue.
Professional blog posts on House-Nerd.com on houses, architecture, renovating and interior design. Opportunities for sponsored posts and text links available. Advertising positions available end of August.
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7 Reviews for House Nerd
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Maya was fantastic to work with on previous editorial and promotion projects for our company. Very professional and excellent to work with. I would without hesitation recommend Maya and look forward to working with her again in the future. Sam Keats
House Nerd distinguishes herself from her peers by her personal touch and intuitive understanding of home design and construction. I have worked with Maya Anderson, aka House Nerd, for approximately four years and continue to have professional dealings with her. Maya is a highly capable and reliable journalist who shows a balance of creative and analytic skills. She knows her subject matter and strives for accuracy, but she also has an acute sense of editorial detail, individuality, and a writing style that entertains as well as informs. She has written several articles that feature our Custom Designed Homes, one that particularly stands out is our project 'Brandon'. Not only were we thrilled with the article, but our clients were equally delighted with the write-up on their new home. Finally, Maya is fun to deal with and reading her work always leaves a smile on my face. Cam Wilkie Cambuild www.cambuild.com.au
Maya did a write up on our Mount Hawthorn cottage for her blog. She wrote a wonderful story which was able to combine the history of the home, story about the owners (me) and my interiors business. Maya has a unique writing style which readers immediately relate to. I have also used Maya to produce copyright text for my website. Maya's wonderful writing increased traffic to my website and social media, I will definitely be using Maya's services again in the future.
Home Creative Design
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House Nerd is a wonderful, light, fun and inspiring blog. Not only are the houses and homes featured drop-dead-gorgeous, but Maya's own journey is an entertaining and fun story. We connected with Maya via her blog, and were then privileged for our house to be chosen as one of her feature articles. Her writing captured everything we could have hoped for in the telling of our 10 year journey, and we couldn't be prouder than to be associated with House Nerd. Maya has an intrinsic sense of style, both in the written word and in the design world, that resonates through her and through her work. Go for it Maya! Linda Slater, B Arch Phil Slater, Architect
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I’ve never actually met Maya in person but I feel like I know her because she is able to share information in such a friendly and easy to understand manner. We “met” because she used my pressed tin panels to create a bed head and then wrote about the project in the media. Maya has such a wonderful way with words and this was proven in the article she wrote about the DIY bed head project. The project reached far and wide via Maya’s blog and through Facebook and I was most impressed when it even featured on the Apartment Therapy website. Her words and the photography she organized reflected so well on my business. Well done Maya.
Twinkle and Whistle
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Maya Anderson is a talented writer whose passion for beautiful interiors, and impeccably quirky sense of humour bring many Perth houses to life. Her blog, House Nerd, is a refreshing mix of creative homes, inspiring stories, DIY tips and Maya's often hilarious adventures in the world of renovation and decoration. As an interior designer, I have been featured on House Nerd on various occasions. Each time, Maya presented my projects in a way that was both accurate and professional, but also fun and accessible. The feedback I received is always very positive, and each feature has generated lots of interest and new leads. Her skills and her cheerful personality make her an absolute pleasure to work with, and someone I am proud to associate my name with. I do not hesitate to recommend Maya's services, both as a freelance writer and as a blogger, and I wish House Nerd all the success it deserves, locally, nationally and beyond.
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Maya (aka Mrs House Nerd) is an inspiring writer who has helped me grow my business. I am an Interior Decorator who needs a platform to obtain exposure. Through her amazing blog articles, she cleverly connects her readers to future possibilities for their own space. Maya has written a couple of articles on my past projects, gaining interest in me as a Decorator. She is a talented writer with a knack for making everyone of her readers feel welcome! Alana Willis Style www.alanawillis.com