Julie Catalano

Journalist. Author. Content.

United States

Member: American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA); Authors Guild; Austin Pastel Society
Editorial: Home design, business, health, travel, food, Hispanic issues, visual and performing arts, and profiles.
Content: blogging, copywriting, copy for brochures, newsletters, websites, social media, special publications.

Home Design & Decor
Lightening Up

When interior designer Kristen Nix moved her young family from Houston to Austin, she wasn't necessarily looking for a project. But one beckoned.

Home Design & Decor
Fab Finds: Wine Country

Texas is home to the second largest grape growing region in the U.S. How did we get so lucky? One word: Terroir.

Home Design & Decor
Coastal Comfort

Who hasn't dreamed of a beachfront getaway? Who hasn't dreamed of having friends with a beachfront getaway? An Austin couple turned their retirement dreams into reality with a coastal retreat for themselves, their family and lots of friends. Probably even more friends by now.

Home Design & Decor magazine
Living it up

The joys of outdoor living aren't only for sprawling ranch homes or big backyards. This vintage Austin redo breaks the mold by going up instead of out.

Home Design & Decor
Cutting Edge

Austin designer, photographer and writer Darwin Harrison wanted a home where he could indulge his passion for form, space, colors and textures against a rock-solid backdrop. So he designed and built one.

Texas Living magazine
Burgers for a Cause

Hopdoddy Burger Bar serves up good food and good deeds at the same time.

Texas Living magazine
Explore Lubbock

A city of unexpected contrasts, deeply rooted in Texas ranching, Lubbock is not one to rest on its laurels.

Fiesta San Antonio 2018 The Official Guide
Celebrating Anniversaries Fiesta Style

p. 34 "Celebrating Anniversaries Fiesta Style" (All-American Canteen, 25 years; Fiesta Arts Fair, 45 years; A Night in Old San Antonio, 70 years; Pilgrimage to the Alamo, 100 years; Queen of Soul Pageant, 50 years; The WEBB Party, 25 years. / p. 52 "Fiesta Style Hacks: Doing Good While Looking Good"

Texas Living magazine
Happy Birthday San Antonio (+ Friends)

This charming city on the river turns 300 this year, sharing the date with a few other beloved Alamo City institutions for some serious celebrating in 2018.

Texas Living magazine
Feng Shui 101

Is it possible to feel happier and healthier, more peaceful and productive, just by changing and rearranging your surroundings?

Home Design & Decor Austin/San Antonio magazine
Compound Interest

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017. The splendid abode in San Antonio's King William Historic District challenges visitors to think about past and present with a home that creatively combines the two - preserving the main house from the 1900s and creating surrounding structures that are simply timeless.

Home Design & Decor Austin/San Antonio magazine
Fab Finds: Back to the Garden

In our modern mode of being perpetually plugged in and charged up, spending some time communing with nature sounds bloomin' glorious.

Home Design & Decor
Home away from Home

When the historic Rausch home in the heart of Fredericksburg ended up on the market yet again, it was perfect timing for an active young family who needed a place in town between journeys to their Hill Country ranch.

Home Design & Decor
Going Glamping | Home Design & Decor

Want to sleep under the stars without roughing it? Luxuriate in these Central Texas spots with just the right mix of glam and camp.

Home Design & Decor Austin/San Antonio magazine
Fab Finds: Coffee

Here's a fun fact for Texans: After crude oil, coffee is the most traded commodity on the planet.

Home Design & Decor Austin/San Antonio
The St. Anthony Hotel

Like many a seasoned grande dame, The St. Anthony Hotel in downtown San Antonio has tales to tell and secrets to reveal.

Home Design & Decor Austin/San Antonio
Fab Finds: Day of the Dead

Move over, Halloween. Thanks to popular films like "The Book of Life" and a growing fascination with ancient cultures and traditions, Dia de los Muertos has gone mainstream.

Home Design & Decor Austin/San Antonio
The Design is in the Details

Like the old song says, little things mean a lot. Award-winning designer Maureen Stevens of Austin deftly brought those lyrics to life.

Trinity University Magazine
Alumni Profile: Farming Community

For someone practically fresh out of school, Mitch Hagney has certainly racked up an astonishing list of accomplishments, all connected to his passion for the environment.

Texas Journey
Cool Coach

Anderson’s Fanthorp Inn event reimagines 1800s Texas

Westways AAA
Field Day

Are you ready for some football tours?

Graceland in 5

(2010) Graceland is everything an Elvis aficionado could dream of, and a few things nobody could. (Photo: J Catalano)

Successful Meetings
Beach Break

Months after Hurricane Ike, the Texas Coast is once again welcoming groups.


Chelsea House Publishers (New York, Philadelphia, 1996)
The Immigrant Experience: The Mexican Americans

The Immigrant Experience series celebrates our shared ethnic heritage. Each volume in the series examines a specific immigrant group's history and culture.