New York, Pittsburgh


writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant


Let Your Home Tell Your Story

Your home is your oasis, but it's also a spectacular canvas to celebrate your history.
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Creating an eco-friendly nursery, from paint to fabrics

Parents worldwide (Prince Harry & Meghan Markle included) are keeping the environment in mind when decorating for their babies.
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Pittsburgh’s fabulous new art gallery isn’t a gallery at all.

This art-filled 5-story signpost of Lawrenceville’s present and future fully celebrates the past.
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You CAN try this at home: Cookbook serves TV/movie foods

It all started with a “fussy little burger” elaborately described by Rob Lowe on “Parks & Rec.”
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Meet the 5 remarkable women behind Museum Lab

An abandoned 19th-century library will soon be America's largest cultural campus for families.
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ASK A DESIGNER: Choosing the right rug for the room

A warm, cozy rug can make a room look and feel more appealing on even the chilliest night.
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ASK A DESIGNER: A stylish & multifunctional garage

What if your home had a spare room you'd never noticed before? It does. It's your garage.
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4 Simple Steps Toward a Healthier Home

More than ever, clients ask designers to help create not just a beautiful home, but a healthy one.
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Highmark announces $20 million renovation of 5th Avenue Place HQ

Expanded retail and restaurant space are coming to this an iconic piece of Pittsburgh’s skyline.
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Outdoor kitchens are a sizzling home trend

The outdoor kitchen? “It’s where people gather,” says HGTV’s Vern Yip.
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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.
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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.
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For nearly two decades, Melissa Rayworth has been exploring 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 an experienced managing editor for print and online magazines.

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. (Visit to learn more.)

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