photo: Mark Challen

photo: Mark Challen

About The Design Edit

The Design Edit is a Toronto-based web site founded in 2016 by ex-print magazine design editor Margot Austin as a digital outlet for her continuing pursuit of the best stories shaping the interior design market. TDE features product news, great shops, gorgeous rooms, design travel destinations and a peek at styling and design projects Margot is working on. With an emphasis on original content, TDE values simplicity, natural materials, craftsmanship and innovation.

About Margot Austin

Margot Austin is a Toronto-based creative professional who designs beautiful, well-edited interiors and photo sets for private and corporate clients. She also helps interior designers and trade brands refresh and refocus their communications to connect with important new audiences. Her styling, editing and writing skills were honed during more than 15 years at Canada's top media brands, including Canadian Living, Style at Home and House & Home. Margot is a thought leader on matters of interior design, including kitchen and bath trends, textiles, and furniture design from mass to luxury. Find out more about her areas of practice at

Get in Touch 

Do you have a great design story to share? Would you like to work with Margot Austin and/or The Design Edit? Here's where to reach us



Margot Austin
The Design Edit
24 Southport St., suite 346
Toronto, ON M6S 4Z1