Melanie J. Whyte

Melanie J. Whyte, freelance lifestyle writer for Real Simple

Melanie J. Whyte is a Real Simple contributor with a focus on LGBTQ+ culture, home improvement, and style. She's been writing for nearly a decade, and her work has been published or featured in NPR News Morning Edition, Refinery29, HelloGiggles, and other publications. In 2021, she started her own interior design service, and she loves sharing her knowledge of rent-friendly decorating tips and sustainable ways to source home furniture and decor.

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