About Us

Editorial Overview

The Well Appointed House Blog was started by home décor and lifestyle expert, Melissa Hawks, Founder of The Well Appointed House. The blog was formed in 2010 as an extension of the retail brand to cover news in home décor, design ideas, DIY projects, fabric and runway trends and lifestyle musings on travel, shopping, living well and parenthood.   Melissa Hawks and her Contributing Editors give a daily and weekly dose of what current and emerging trends are in fashion and décor.  We are also an authorized partner of the Associated Press.



Melissa Hawks | Founder

The Well Appointed House blog was created by Melissa Hawks, who founded The Well Appointed House, LLC retail site in 2002. The company sells luxuries for the home, furniture, gifts, decorative accessories and is based in Greenwich, CT and NYC.  The blog covers home decor, fashion and runway trends, style and beauty topics, parenting and travel.

The Well Appointed House has been featured in the Harper’s Bazaar 2010 Holiday Gift Guide, Martha Stewart’s April 2011 issue, Southwest Spirit Airlines Magazine coverage, the 2011 Vanity Fair online Holiday Gift Guide, the 2011 Traditional Home Holiday Gift Guide, Matchbook Magazine, Oprah Magazine in 2012 and has received press on CNBC, in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, In Style Magazine, US Magazine, Domino, Blueprint and many (many!) others. Melissa Hawks was named as one of fifteen “A-List” bloggers by Real Simple Magazine in their April 2015 issue. Click here to read more.  She graced the cover of Greenwich Magazine’s December 2015 cover.  To view more press, click here. For information on products or for press requests, please contact customerservice@wellappointedhouse.com or Melissa Hawks mhawks@wellappointedhouse.com



Jenny Levin | Contributing Editor

Jenny Levin was a Contributing Editor to The Well Appointed House blog. She is the former Senior Fashion News Editor of Harper’s Bazaar and the author of Style. She is currently living in Hong Kong with her husband and three children.







Gabby Katz | Contributing Editor

Gabby Katz was a contributing editor who started her career at The Well Appointed House. She went on to work in fashion PR, at Oscar de la Renta and Conde Nast.








Jennifer Lanna | Contributing Editor

Jennifer Lanna is a current contributing editor of the blog.  She’s got a great eye for design and style!






Shannon Larson

Shannon Larson | Contributing Editor

Shannon Larson is a contributing editor and is involved in the day-to-day operations of The Well Appointed House and loves sharing her design picks on the blog!




Kelly Pinchbeck | Contributing Editor

Kelly Pinchbeck is a contributing editor and is involved in the day-to-day operations of The Well Appointed House.  She loves pulling together gift guides for every person on your list!






Occasionally our blog activities are sponsored. We will always disclose to our readers when we are writing about sponsored products or services.  If you are interested in inquiring about sponsored posts, contact Melissa Hawks at mhawks@wellappointedhouse.com for pricing and details.  *We are not currently accepting guest posts.