Steph Coelho

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Steph Coelho

Title: Contributing Writer 

Steph Coelho is a freelance writer and editor whose favorite place in her home is the kitchen. She started out as a BobVila.com contributor in April 2019 and has been writing about lifestyle topics since 2017. She has an eye for design but has a particular soft spot for midcentury details. 

Expertise and Experience

Steph has been gardening for over 10 years and previously worked on educational garden-related programming for nonprofits and community centers. During the pandemic, she took up an indoor gardening hobby and now grows her favorite herbs and greens right inside her kitchen. 

In addition to writing for BobVila.com, she also has bylines with Hunker, Healthline, Greatist, WaPo, Insider, and more. She is also an experienced product tester and reviewer, specializing in kitchen goods, garden items, and smart tech.

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DECEMBER 13, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Mulch of 2023

If you haven’t been using mulch in your garden, you’re seriously missing out on the benefits of this horticultural secret weapon. The best mulch for landscaping beds can help you conserve...

DECEMBER 11, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Soil for Raised Beds of 2023

For plants, soil provides another vital element. It doesn’t just deliver nutrients to hungry fruits, vegetables, and flowers; good garden bed soil increases the airflow around plant roots...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Soils for Succulents of 2023

Succulents are low-maintenance plants that are perfect for many brown-thumbed gardeners. Since they generally require very little attention, they are also popular houseplants. However, th...

NOVEMBER 18, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Sergers of 2023

The best sergers machines offer a few key advantages over conventional sewing machines. They create stronger, more durable seams, hems, and edges, which makes them useful in commercial ga...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Garden Plants That Will Feed Backyard Birds in Fall and Winter

Populate your garden with plants that will nourish hungry sparrows and robins all winter long.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 | MONDAY
15 Cleaning Tasks to Tackle Every Fall

Getting the house shipshape isn’t just something that’s done every spring. Ready your abode for cozy indoor activities this fall and winter with these cleaning tasks.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 | THURSDAY
How to Find the Right Plants for Your Fall Garden

Transitioning to fall doesn’t mean that the garden no longer deserves your attention. Here’s how to find the perfect plants for your fall landscape.

AUGUST 31, 2020 | MONDAY
11 Creative Ideas for a Shared Kids' Room

Short on bedroom space? Make all your little ones happy with these standout shared kids' room ideas.

AUGUST 3, 2020 | MONDAY
9 Design Pros Share Their Favorite Shade of White Paint

We asked design pros to give us the scoop on their favorite kinds of vanilla.

JULY 3, 2020 | FRIDAY
25 Places Every American Should Visit at Least Once

The best way to understand the fabric of America is to experience it firsthand. If you haven't been to these destinations and landmarks already then add them to your Great American Bucket...