About Us

Who We Are

We believe that decorating your home should be fun but we also know how daunting—and costly—it can be.

That’s why, in 2013, we created MyDomaine, one of the leading home design and lifestyle sites on the internet. Each month, our extensive library of more than 12,000 articles reaches 2.5 million readers. Our mission: to democratize design and make the aspirational truly achievable. With our curated inspiration and advice, we believe you can have a designer home, a magazine-worthy dinner party, and a restaurant-quality home-cooked meal without paying through the roof for it.

Our writers and editors have worked with the design industry’s leading brands, including West Elm, IKEA, CB2, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Anthropologie, as well as celebrity designers such as Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, Emily Henderson, and Athena Calderone. 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.

MyDomaine—life, elevated.

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 and design space.

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.

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.

The MyDomaine Team

Leah Wyar

Leah has nearly 20 years of experience in media and is a veteran beauty expert with numerous appearances on television shows such as Today and Good Morning America. She is a judge on season two of Lifetime’s American Beauty Star.

Before joining Dotdash this year, she was the chief beauty director of Hearst, where she oversaw the content for 12 brands including CosmopolitanElleHarper’s Bazaar and Women’s Health, bringing trends, news, and solutions to more than 20 million women every month. She also covered the beauty and wellness circuit for FitnessSelf, and Health. Leah graduated with a BA in Psychology from Susquehanna University, and lives in New York City.

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Leah Wyar
VP/General Manager
Elspeth Velten

Elspeth has worked in the lifestyle space for eight years, and has been with Dotdash since 2016.

Before joining MyDomaine, Elspeth spent time in the travel world as a founding editor of TripSavvy, Dotdash's travel brand, and as an editor at Luxury Escapes, an Australian eCommerce site based in Melbourne. Elspeth landed in the fashion closet at Time Inc. after college, where she spent two years learning the editorial ropes. Her writing has appeared in Architectural Digest, Vogue, Playboy, and International and Australian Traveller. Elspeth graduated with a degree in Communications and Journalism from Fordham University.

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Elspeth Velten
Editorial Director
Bridget Mallon

Bridget has been working in digital media with a focus on design and décor for over 7 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. 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
Kelly Gallagher

Kelly has been with Byrdie since 2017.

Prior to that, she was the social media editor of MyDomaine, one of Dotdash’s lifestyle brands. Kelly was also part of the social media and digital content team at West Elm, as well as a community manager at Birchbox, where she discovered her love of beauty. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Kelly graduated from The University of Colorado at Boulder with a double major in communications and studio art, and a minor in technology, arts and media. She now calls Williamsburg, Brooklyn home.

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Kelly Gallagher
Senior Social Media Editor
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 from the University of Richmond and lives in New York City.

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Caroline Utz
Associate Editor

About Dotdash

MyDomaine is part of the Dotdash publishing family.

Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We reach over 90 million people each month, more than 35% of the U.S. online population, according to comScore, and are one of the largest content publishers on the Internet. Dotdash brands collectively have won more than 50 industry awards in the last year alone, and are among the fastest-growing in their categories. Our brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Lifewire, Byrdie, MyDomaine, TripSavvy, Brides, Liquor.com, and ThoughtCo.

Here is an overview of our properties:

Verywell

Verywell (Health and Wellness): 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. More than 39 million people use Verywell sites each month to feel better and be healthier.

The Spruce

The Spruce (Home and Food): 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 nearly 28 million people each month.

The Balance

The Balance (Personal Finance): 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 21 million people each month.

Investopedia

Investopedia (Investing and Financial Education): Investopedia helps investors understand financial concepts, improve investing skills, and learn how to manage their money. Investopedia reaches nearly 11 million people each month.

Lifewire

Lifewire (Tech): Lifewire provides helpful, actionable tech tips, advice, and answers, without confusing jargon. Lifewire helps nearly 10 million people each month get the most out of their technology.

TripSavvy

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

Byrdie

Byrdie (Beauty): 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 nearly four million people each month.

MyDomaine

MyDomaine (Lifestyle): 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 2.5 million people each month.

Brides

Brides (Lifestyle): Brides inspires and guides our nearly 4M 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.

Liquor.com logo

Liquor.com (Home and Food)Liquor.com is dedicated to good drinking and great living. We inspire, entertain and educate anyone—and everyone—interested in what happens in the glass and out of it.

ThoughtCo

Thoughtco (Education and Information): ThoughtCo is one of the largest and most comprehensive learning, information, and education sites online. ThoughtCo helps over 12.5 million people a month become lifelong learners.

Source: comScore, January 2019 US; comScore Plan Metrix, December 2018

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.

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

If you would rather call us or send us a letter, you can reach us at 1500 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 | 212-204-4000.

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.

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.