was born and educated in the UK and began her career
in journalism and publishing in London working on
Fleet Street newspapers. She emigrated to the United
States in 1967 and was renowned as a magazine editor
in New York, where she was a Senior Editor at Conde
Nastís Brides and later House & Garden.
In 1978 she became Editor in Chief of Interiors
and subsequently Editorial Director of
Architecture magazines. She has also contributed
to the Home section of the New York Times.
She launched Beverly
Russell Enterprises in 1991, acting as a creative
consultant to major corporations and educational
establishments, formulating traveling exhibitions,
nation-wide seminar programs and other promotional
activities to enhance corporate and educational
At the same time she
authored and packaged a number of best-selling
books on architecture, design, and cuisine. Her new book,
Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century
features leading architects and interior designers.
In 2015, she also published her memoir,
Diva: A Journalist's Life. Many of her books are inspirational, including
The Adventures of Kundun the Golden Cat,
Lines on Aging.
She has received
numerous honors for her achievements, including
Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Fine Arts from
Kendall College of Art & Design,
Parsons School of Design,
Beverly is author of a number of
other books, including: