About Me

Photo by Heather Robbins.

If you’re obsessed with houses, this is the blog for you. My name is Maya Anderson, I’m a journalist turned blogger and have been obsessed with houses for as long as I can remember. I love nerding out on all the tiniest details, whether it’s the most perfect sage green paint colour or the best flooring for your 1960s fixer-upper.

Growing up in Perth, Western Australia, I studied Media & Communications at Curtin, with a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing. After working in magazines I eventually became a full-time feature journalist; driving all over Perth every day interviewing people about homes, real estate, renovations, architecture, landscaping and interior design for the paper and magazines. I’ve always loved houses of all different styles, but the ones I was always the most drawn to were the ones that had a warmth to them, an inviting feel – no matter what year they were built or on what kind of budget.

In 2012 I started my blog House Nerd. I started it because I could see a niche in the market for a professional, WA-based homes and interiors site. House Nerd is my way at looking more closely at wonderful homes, whether it’s a cosy old Art Deco cottage, a light-filled beach house or a tiny flat furnished on a shoestring. The one thing all my home tours have in common is that welcoming, friendly feel.  I’ve since updated my blog layout, but you can still check out my original site here.

I blog about renovations, DIY projects and ideas, cool shops, interesting people in the industry and I also love a great before and after story. I LOVE renovatings, and live in a 1970s (former display) home we initially named the The Crap Shack. We have since slowly renovated and transformed it, inside and out. You can read all about our renovating adventures (and mistakes!) here. But I’m not sure we’ll ever be finished with projects around here – we still have things to tick off!

I live with my husband, Mr Nerd, our son Little Nerd, our toddler daugher Miss Nerd, and our ‘first child’, our Labrador cross Border collie Nala (as well as a host of garden wildlife that have decided to make our garden home over the years, from bandicoots to frogs to bearded dragons).

You can follow me on FacebookPinterestInstagramTwitter and Bloglovin. Hope you enjoy browsing House Nerd as much as I enjoy writing it – take the key and enjoy a tour! Maya x


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