As the Founding Editor of House of Fifty, Janell Beals draws upon her varied background, education and work experience. Growing up in Nome, Alaska she is very familiar with adventure and the reward of taking risks by striking out on one’s own. She is also no stranger to city life, moving to Chicago to study painting where she received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1986. Two years later she returned to complete the Fashion Design program; afterwards launching a woman’s clothing line which received accolades from The Chicago Tribune, Crane’s Chicago Business and WWD. Janell operated this business for 12 years prior to starting a family. Taking a break to enjoy this phase of her life, the focus turned towards creating a welcoming home for her family, which eventually led to her launching the lifestyle and interior design blog Isabella & Max Rooms. From this came numerous opportunities to write for publications including HGTV and Houzz, setting the stage for the launch of House of Fifty magazine in 2011.
House of Fifty magazine
House of Fifty magazine is an online publication and lifestyle app with a focus on finding inspiration in the everyday. From beautiful interiors, fashion trends, food and entertaining, reviews on books, movies, music and apps, to stories about women pursuing their dreams, House of Fifty aims to inspire readers to live their best life.