New York, Pittsburgh


writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant


4 Simple Steps Toward a Healthier Home

More than ever, clients ask designers to help create not just a beautiful home, but a truly healthy one.
The New York Times Link to Story

Pittsburgh’s fabulous new art gallery isn’t a gallery at all. It’s Lawrenceville’s new TRYP hotel.

This art-filled five-story signpost of Lawrenceville’s present and future fully celebrates the past.
NEXTpittsburgh Link to Story

Let Your Home Tell Your Story

Your home is your oasis, but it's also a spectacular canvas to celebrate your history.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story

Welcome to the “pool party.”

In the photos, suntanned girls laugh, their hair whipping around as if their joy can barely be captured. Link to Story

ASK A DESIGNER: Creating the perfect kitchen island

Remodeling? A well-designed kitchen island can do wonders, but it needs to be planned with care.
The Associated Press Link to Story

Meet the 5 remarkable women behind Museum Lab

An abandoned 19th-century library will soon be America's largest cultural campus for families.
NEXTpittsburgh Link to Story

The Betty Draper Effect

What can we learn from the women who did their mothering just before the ’60s reached suburbia? Link to Story

48 Hours in Bangkok: Your Next Vacation Spot

Despite the city’s image, nights out in Bangkok don’t have to look like an endless replay of “Hangover 2.” Link to Story

Creating an eco-friendly nursery, from paint to fabrics

Thoughts on Meghan Markle's eco-friendly nursery plans and much more. Link to Story

Promises Kept.

Enrolling in a great college was simply a dream for some local high-schoolers, until the Pittsburgh Promise was born.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story

DIY bookcase: Steps to make an industrial-style piece

I once assumed I could only have an industrial-style bookcase if I paid a hefty sum. Then I built my own.
The Associated Press Link to Story

I Choose Now

I’m still shocked that I went to Kuala Lumpur just for 48 hours. Link to Story



For nearly two decades, Melissa Rayworth has explored the building blocks of modern life -- the ways we design and organize our homes, how we interact with entertainment and pop culture in our marketing-saturated society, parenting, relationships and marriage, and much more -- as a writer for regional, national and global media outlets. She's also served as a print and online magazine managing editor and media consultant.

That work continues, and has grown to include the launch of a private storytelling service called Breadcrumbs, which Melissa has created alongside her husband, writer Ted Anthony.

After three years living and working in southeast Asia, Melissa currently splits her time between Pittsburgh and New York.