Melanie Whyte Melanie Whyte is a home improvement junkie turned interior designer. Her interior design projects and expertise have been featured in Coveteur and Men's Health Magazine, and she has written extensively on DIY home decor for Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, Spoak Design, and other publications. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.