About Gale

For ten years Gale Steves served as editor-in-chief of Home magazine.

Under her management, the publication attracted over four million readers nationwide, and established her as an authority on everything to do with the home. Steves’ approach to decorating and remodeling has inspired millions with ideas and real solutions for the home, earning her a reader-friendly reputation along the way.

In 2001, Steves formed Open House Productions, a home industries consulting company, to create an ongoing dialogue between consumers and retailers and manufacturers. It was in response to consumer queries about making their homes more livable that she developed the concept of Right-Sizing. She recognized early on that bigger did not always make better houses, and has been promoting Right-Sizing ever since.

The National Association of Home Builders has recognized Steves’ outstanding contribution to the building and remodeling field with a Certificate of Merit. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women and was most recently inducted into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers. Steves’ consumer magazine experience includes key editorial positions at Ladies Home Journal, American Home, and Woman’s Day, before becoming editor-in-chief of Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications, a group of 26 lifestyle magazines. Steves is also the author of several books, including Weekend Cooking and Home Magazine’s Best Little Houses.