Marilyn Syarto

Marilyn Zelinsky Syarto head shot
Marilyn Zelinsky Syarto

Marilyn Syarto has been an editor for The Spruce Crafts 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, and crafts. Marilyn has over three decades of creating needlepoint and upcycled craft projects for the home, as well as sewing wardrobes of clothing when she was younger and worked in a fabric department of a major retailer. She has also authored and edited books on interior design and money-saving ideas for the home.

Highlights

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

Experience

Marilyn Syarto has been an editor for The Spruce Crafts since 2019. In addition to being an accomplished writer and author of books on interior design and architecture, Marilyn founded the once local blog Two Frugal Fairfielders, which focused on hands-on budgeting, money-saving, recycling, and upcycling ideas. Marilyn has over three decades of creating needlepoint and craft projects for the home, and was an avid sewer in her younger years when she worked in the fabric department of a major retailer.

Education

Marilyn attended The Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied interior design and advertising and communications. 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, home improvement, and money-saving ideas.

Expertise: Crafting, DIY, Needlepoint, Embroidery, Recycling, Upcycling
Education: The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York University
Location: New York, NY
Title: Editor

About The Spruce Crafts

The Spruce Crafts, a Dotdash brand, is a DIY craft and hobby site covering helpful tips and step-by-step tutorials from passionate makers. The Spruce Crafts reaches 6 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.