Melissa Epifano

Title: Contributing Writer
Education: University of Oregon
Location: Bath, UK
Expertise: Home Design, Fashion, Lifestyle
  • Melissa Epifano is a writer and editor based in the UK who covers home design, decor, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.
  • Her work on design and decor topics has been published in Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, and MyDomaine, while she has covered fashion, beauty, and other lifestyle beats for InStyle, People, The Zoe Report, Travel+Leisure, and Byrdie.
  • She also just launched Winnoh, a shoe brand catered to women with wide feet.


Melissa started her editorial career as the editorial coordinator for Clique Media's site College Fashionista and served as an editorial and SEO assistant at Bauer Xcel Media. Her experience also includes working as the digital content manager and assistant planner at Kelsey Timberlake Events, a wedding planning company in Portland, Oregon. Melissa also previously worked as an editor for The Spruce and The Spruce Crafts and helped develop new content and host a video series. She is currently the Global Editor in Chief of Real Homes.


Melissa graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in journalism.

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