Title: Home Design and Decor Writer
Education: Parsons School of Design
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Expertise: Home design, Home decor, Celebrity homes, Features, Luxury lifestyle

Cathy Whitlock has over three decades of experience as a freelance writer and editor. She has written for a number of luxury lifestyle publications, including Architectural Digest, The Hollywood Reporter, and Traditional Home. Her specialty is in crafting celebrity home design feature articles. Her expertise also extends to critiques of film and broadway set design, and she runs a well-known blog called Cinema Style. In addition, she works as a public speaker and has written two different books: Designs on Film and Re-De-Sign: New Directions for Your Career in Interior Design.


  • Career professional spanning three decades of interior design writing
  • Published in luxury publications such as Architectural Digest, Glamour, and Traditional Home
  • Writer of celebrity features, covering their homes for lifestyle magazines
  • Author of two books: Designs on Film (2010) and Re-De-Sign (2009)
  • Public speaker and blogger for Cinema Style


Cathy Whitlock is an interior design professional with a freelance features writer career spanning over three decades. Cathy has covered house profiles and interviews with celebrities such as Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, and Sidney Poitier while working as a writer for American Airlines, The Hollywood Reporter, and Better Homes & Gardens. As a freelancer, Cathy has written about film sets and broadway plays for Architectural Digest while also maintaining her own blog, Cinema Style. She has published a book with HarperCollins and is listed as part of the HarperCollins Speakers bureau.


Cathy Whitlock graduated from Parsons School of Design with a degree in interior design. From there, she began a career as a contributing design editor with Meredith Group publications, including Better Homes & Gardens. She also wrote features for Array magazine. Later on, she expanded her repertoire by writing for high-profile design publications like Architectural Digest, covering film and broadway set designs, while also focusing on writing features on celebrity homes. Cathy has written a book about how she channeled her interior design skills into her three-decade career called Re-De-Sign: New Directions for Your Career in Interior Design.

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