New York, Pittsburgh


writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant


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

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

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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Creating an eco-friendly nursery, from paint to fabrics

Thoughts on Meghan Markle's eco-friendly nursery plans and much more. 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.
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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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Parenting in the age of Alexa and her ilk

Hey parents: What if there was a machine that could respond to your kids’ every command, never tiring?
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ASK A DESIGNER: How to design and decorate poolside

Ask Muffie Faith about decorating around a backyard pool & she’ll reply with a question of her own.
The Associated Press Link to Story

How to Create Your Best Gallery Wall

An eye-catching and sentimental wall of art can add personality and depth to a room. Here's how.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story

The Sleepless Generation

It’s 10 p.m. and I can hear him in there. His baby brother is fast asleep. But Mason is wide awake. Link to Story

The Dream Closet You Already Own

An unused spare bedroom can find new purpose as a spacious closet and dressing room.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story



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.