Beverly Russell, who ran design magazines with flair, dies at 87

In the 1980s, she used her position as editor in chief of the trade magazine Interiors to advocate for women in media, design and architecture.


Beverly Russell, a British American journalist and editor who led the design magazines Interiors and Architecture, advocating for women to seize their place in media and design, died on Dec. 11 at her home in Albuquerque. She was 87.

Her son, Benjamin Beardwood, said she had a terminal heart condition and had undergone medically assisted suicide.

In the 1980s halcyon days of print media, Interiors was one of the design industry’s premier trade magazines, and Ms. Russell was its chic and commanding editor in chief. From the magazine’s Manhattan office, she led its coverage through a decade of ritzy architectural trends, touch-the-sky skyscrapers and glamorous starchitects.

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