Mara Boo Illinois-based writer and editor Mara Boo is an experienced contributor to national, regional, and local publications, including Midwest Living and Better Homes & Gardens.Wordsmith by choice, Mara also has a keen eye for details. For her, home design and decor tell a story, even a very personal one: Mara's home reflects her philosophy of "more is more", where books, patterns, and quirky architecture live in harmony.Alongside her career as a writer, Mara's role as a Communication Manager for Soucie Horner is an extension of her passion for design. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.