Hearst Magazines has named Asad Syrkett editor in chief of the US edition of Elle Decor.

Syrkett takes the top job left open by Whitney Robinson, who stepped down in April. Syrkett will start work at the shelter magazine Sept. 14 and will report to Elle Decor editorial director Stellene Volandes.

Most recently, Syrkett ran New York operations for Hem, an international furniture brand and design studio based in Stockholm. Prior to that, he served as deputy editor of Curbed, the home, interior design and real estate website. He also held editorial positions at Architectural Digest and Architectural Record magazines.

“Asad believes deeply, as do I, that like in a brilliantly designed room, every single detail of Elle Decor matters,” said Volandes. “He brings a singular combination of respect and reverence for all that Elle Decor is, with an exciting vision of all that it will and can be.”

“In any genre, the most impactful journalism offers context, challenges its audience and explores its subjects in nuanced ways that enrich the reader’s perspective,” Syrkett said. “I’m excited to bring that to a best-in-class interiors magazine, on every platform.”

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