About Us

Who We Are

At MyDomaine we believe that decorating your home should be fun, but we also know how daunting—and costly—it can be. That’s why we pride ourselves on bringing you highly-curated, design-forward content to help you create a space you’ll want to live—and entertain—in. We’re here to make the aspirational truly attainable—and affordable—whether you’re creating a designer-level home or throwing a magazine-worthy dinner party. 

We started MyDomaine in 2013 because, like you, we’re dedicated to living our best lives at home, whether that means trying out the latest trends, making our spaces as Instagrammable as possible, having our friends and family over for an epic dinner party (which, coincidentally is the perfect way to show off your interiors), or just searching for that one accessory that will finally complete our décor dreams. 

Our writers and editors have worked for the biggest publishing houses in the business, including Hearst, Condé Nast, and Meredith, and with some of the design industry’s leading brands, including West Elm, IKEA, CB2, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, and Anthropologie. We also tap into our network of celebrity designers such as Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, Emily Henderson, and Bobby Berk to bring you expertise every day. We’re tastemakers who hand pick tips and products from a place of honesty and experience. We seek diverse points of view from industry experts to provide inspiration that’s applicable to your own life and home.

We want to be your go-to source whenever you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, so curl up, click around, and get ready to feel inspired. You just may leave with a whole new idea of what home means to you.

Editorial Guidelines

When we’re not at our desks writing the content you love, we’re discovering the next big things by meeting with top interior designers, connecting with the heads of your favorite brands, attending leading design events, and joining forces with industry authorities—all to bring you original news, breakout trends, practical tips, and inspiration within the home, design, wellness, and entertaining spaces.

That’s how you know MyDomaine is a reliable source with a commitment to integrity, authenticity, and quality. Our writers take pride in creating original, well-researched content in a respectful, honest, and fair tone. We pride ourselves on accuracy, checking the facts and backing up new claims with leading experts.

Each month, we update MyDomaine’s extensive content library to ensure that promise is upheld. If you notice something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at contact@mydomaine.com.

Product Reviews

Like most publishers, our editors are often sent products or offered discounted services for review. This does not influence their coverage on MyDomaine but transparency is paramount to building trust so we will always disclose this in our coverage where applicable.

Our product reviews are independent and based on research and product testing — if you visit links within our content, we may receive commissions from your purchases, but we never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations. Learn more about our review process here.

News

Our news coverage specifically focuses on sales and deals from the brands our readers love, noteworthy collection launches and collaborations, exciting announcements—think: Color of the Year—and trends popping up in the design world. We focus on news that’s worth it, with stories inspired by your feedback—drop us a note at contact@mydomaine.com or follow us on Instagram—as well as the latest design trends, entertaining ideas, product releases, and more. We don’t cover everything happening in the world of design and we won’t waste your time highlighting each briefly trending viral moment, speculate on celebrity real estate deals, or try to lure you in with titles that don’t deliver.

Diversity & Inclusion

At MyDomaine, our mission has always been to help our readers make their homes a comfortable, safe place. But we know the ability to feel safe and comfortable, both at home and in public spaces, is a privilege that not everyone is granted. And we cannot stay silent when it comes to racism, hate, oppression, and injustice. We can do more. 

We have the responsibility to spread the message of inclusivity, equality, and human rights. We need to do better, and will do better, both as a brand and as individuals. Black lives matter. 

You can read more about our pledge to make our site a more inclusive, diverse space here.

The MyDomaine Team

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Prior to joining Dotdash in 2018, Mélanie was the Chief Editorial Director of Thought Catalog, where she led all content initiatives and managed strategic partnerships.

Mélanie has 15 years of experience creating, managing, and publishing lifestyle content across platforms. She has worked as a producer and writer for brands including MTV, Vanity Fair, Elle, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, Salon, Esquire, and iHeartRadio.

She earned a B.A. in Political Economy from Georgetown University.

 

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Melanie Berliet
General Manager & Senior Vice President
Emily Manchester

Emily Manchester has been with Dotdash since 2016. Before becoming the Editorial and Strategy Director for The Spruce, The Spruce Pets, The Spruce Crafts, and MyDomaine, she was a part of the team that launched the original Spruce site in 2017. She began at Dotdash as an Editor before transitioning to the Growth and Strategy team where she operated as an SEO Manager for the The Spruce and MyDomaine brands and several others.

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Emily Manchester
Editorial and Strategy Director
Bridget Mallon

Bridget has been working in digital media with a focus on design and décor for over seven years, and has been with MyDomaine since 2019.

Prior to joining MyDomaine, Bridget was the design editor at Apartment Therapy where she oversaw coverage of decorating, design, and home trends. Before that, she honed her décor expertise as the online editor for HGTV Magazine and assistant web editor for Elle Decor and Veranda magazines. She’s also covered general lifestyle topics for More, Glitter Guide and The Huffington Post. Bridget graduated with a B.S. in Journalism from Ohio University, and lives in Astoria, Queens.

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Bridget Mallon
Associate Editorial Director
Caroline Utz

Caroline has been with MyDomaine since 2019.

Prior to MyDomaine, she worked in editorial for the home departments of Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, and Redbook magazines on both print and digital content, covering everything from the latest decor trends to the best cleaning hacks. She also spent time freelancing for Martha Stewart Weddings. Caroline received a B.A. in journalism and leadership studies from the University of Richmond and lives in New York City.  

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Caroline Utz
Editor
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Mia is the Editorial Assistant at MyDomaine. She previously covered home décor and luxury lifestyle as an editorial intern at Unique Homes Magazine. Past articles of hers were featured on NJ.com, Bay Magazine, and the blog of New York Women in Communications.

She graduated magna cum laude from The College of New Jersey with a degree in journalism and professional writing, marketing and creative writing in the spring of 2020.

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Mia Ingui
Editorial Assistant
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Amy has been the visual editor at MyDomaine since 2019.

As MyDomaine's visual editor, Amy has worked to foster industry relationships with designers and photographers that contribute to the visual identity of the site. She also upholds the integrity of photo rights. Previously, Amy worked for magazines including Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, House Beautiful, Esquire and more producing shoots and conducting photo research. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from LIM College.

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Amy Cooper
Visual Editor
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Karli has been with MyDomaine since 2019.

Before joining MyDomaine, she held roles on the editorial teams of HuffPost, Allure, and Furthermore, Equinox’s digital magazine, writing about beauty, fitness, and entertainment news. Her passion for beauty and wellness was first sparked when she was an intern in the beauty closet at Cosmopolitan, and during her time as the Beauty Assistant at PeopleStyle. She graduated from Boston University with a double major in journalism and advertising, and lives in New York.

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Karli Bendlin
Senior Email Editor

About Dotdash

Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 80 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, TreeHugger and Thoughtco.

Here is an overview of our properties:

Verywell: The Verywell family of brands, including Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind, take a human approach to health and wellness content and are a welcome alternative to hyper-clinical health sites. Nearly 30 million people use Verywell sites each month to feel better and be healthier.

Investopedia: Investopedia helps investors understand financial concepts, improve investing skills, and learn how to manage their money. Investopedia reaches over 16 million people each month.

The Balance: The Balance family of brands, including The Balance, The Balance Careers, and The Balance Small Business, deliver clear, practical, and straightforward personal financial advice to nearly 12 million people each month.

The Spruce: The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts combine inspiration with how-to advice to help users create homes they love. Collectively, The Spruce sites reach over 32 million people each month.

Simply Recipes: Simply Recipes, one of the original food blogs, helps over 10 million people each month get easy, delicious food on the table for themselves and their families.

Serious Eats: Serious Eats delivers trustworthy recipes, rigorously tested techniques, and food science to over 4 million hungry readers each month. 

Byrdie: Byrdie is dedicated to all things beauty, inside and out. From hair and makeup to health and wellness, Byrdie takes a fresh, no-nonsense approach to feeling and looking your best. Byrdie reaches seven million people each month.

Brides: Brides inspires and guides our nearly three million monthly users as they make decisions from pre-engagement through the honeymoon. Brides is committed to bringing you an inclusive look at the world of weddings, with every type of couple, every type of wedding, and every type of celebration.

MyDomaine: MyDomaine makes an aspirational life achievable—and affordable—with curated home-design inspiration, quick and fresh recipes, and healthy relationship advice that awaken a life well lived. MyDomaine reaches two million people each month.

Lifewire: Lifewire provides helpful, actionable tech tips, advice, and answers, without confusing jargon. Lifewire helps nearly six million people each month get the most out of their technology.

TripSavvy: TripSavvy delivers curated expert advice for family and vacation travelers. We help over three million people each month have the best travel experiences.

Liquor.com: Liquor.com is dedicated to good drinking and great living. We inspire, entertain and educate over three million people each month interested in what happens in the glass and out of it.

TreeHugger: Treehugger is the only modern sustainability site that offers advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. With over a million monthly users, Treehugger is one of the world’s largest information sites dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.

Thoughtco: ThoughtCo is one of the largest and most comprehensive learning, information, and education sites online. ThoughtCo helps over seven million people a month become lifelong learners.

Source: Comscore, October 2020 US

Dotdash Press

Read about Dotdash and our family of brands in the news.

Meet Our Senior Management Team

Learn more about the team behind Dotdash here.

Contact Us

Do you have something you’d like to let us know? Whether you have a comment or an idea to share, we look forward to hearing from you: contact@mydomaine.com or 28 Liberty Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

For press inquiries, email us at press@mydomaine.com.

Work With Us

Join our crew of top-notch editors, designers, programmers, and others as we continue to make a difference every day in the lives of MyDomaine readers.

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Write for Us

We’re always looking for experienced, qualified home and lifestyle writers who share in our mission of honest, inclusive, expert-backed advice that leaves readers feeling educated, empowered, and understood. Interested? If that’s you, send a few examples of your published work to this email address: write@mydomaine.com

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited guest-authored articles, blogs, or posts.

Advertise With Us

MyDomaine offers the highest value to advertisers through a combination of scale, credibility, and intent. Interested in advertising with us? Email us at sales@mydomaine.com or check out our media kit to learn more.