Elizabeth Wilhide is the author of over 20 books on interior design, decoration and architecture and a co-author and contributing editor to some 30 other titles, collaborating with authors such as David Linley, Terence Conran and Tricia Guild. Recent publications include Eco, an essential sourcebook for environmentally friendly design and decoration and Materials, a directory for home design (both published by Quadrille), along with Sir Edwin Lutyens: Designing in the English Tradition (Pavilion) and New Loft Living (Carlton). Over the last ten years, she has worked with Terence Conran on many of his best-selling titles, including The Essential House Book, Small Spaces, Terence Conran on London and Terence Conran on Design (all published by Conran Octopus). In 1999 she was commissioned to write the official account of the design, structure and engineering of the Dome (published by HarperCollins).
In June 2012, her first novel, Ashenden, was published by Penguin.
Born in the United States, she has lived in Britain since 1967. She lives with her husband, an architect, and their two children in the East End of London.