Allison Bean

Spruce editorial director Allison Bean
The Spruce/Jordan Provost 

Allison was editorial director of the Spruce, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts through December 2020.

As editorial director, Allison oversaw a team of editors who update, edit and publish content for The Spruce, The Spruce Crafts and The Spruce Pets. Allison is an editor and writer with over a decade of experience in the lifestyle space. She hopes to make The Spruce family of brands the go-to destination for people looking to make their best home. 


  • 13 years professional writing and editing experience
  • Extensive knowledge of home decor trends, pet care tips, gardening advice, and other lifestyle topics
  • Expertise in brand-building and digital content strategy


Allison has been obsessed with interior design since the original Trading Spaces debuted in 2000 and was inspired to add a lime green accent wall to her childhood bedroom. She started her career in print media at Condé Nast’s Brides New York magazine, where much of her work focused on fact-checking articles and interviews for accuracy. She later worked as a home and registry editor at, where she reported on interior design trends and edited their Webby award-nominated blog. A proud Dog Mom and Crazy Plant Lady, she launched The Spruce to help people discover their own passions (no matter the niche) and make their homes a bit more beautiful. 


Education: New York University
Location: Jersey City, NJ

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce reaches 32 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy advice by certified experts for your home and garden.

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