Marilyn Syarto

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Marilyn Zelinsky Syarto

Marilyn Syarto has been an editor for The Spruce since 2019. She is a seasoned professional writer and editor who contributes to respected print and online publishers with a focus on interior design and decor, home improvement, DIY, crafts, and other lifestyle topics. Marilyn has authored and edited books on interior design and architecture.


  • Written online guides, articles, and posts for high-profile clients, including Pottery Barn, Walmart, Mercy Health, CORT Rentals, and more.
  • Writer for Best Reviews.


Marilyn Syarto has been an editor for The Spruce since 2019. Previously, she was the senior editor for Interiors Magazine and Home Office Computing Magazine. She has also contributed to notable online outlets, such as Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids. Marilyn has also authored four books on residential and corporate interior design and architecture, edited 13 books on design and architecture, was a contributing editor for "Pottery Barn Home," and has been featured in Business Week Magazine, the New York Times, the online news site Quartz, and more as a home office design expert.


Marilyn attended The Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied interior design, advertising and communications, and was the editor of the college newspaper. She then studied journalism at New York University, graduating with a bachelor's degree. She then was able to marry her two passions, interior design and writing, by becoming a writer, editor, and author in the field of interior design and home improvement, with a focus on residential, corporate, and home office design and architecture.

Expertise: Interior Design, Architecture, Home Improvement, DIY
Education: The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York University
Location: New York, NY
Title: Editor

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