Andréana Lefton

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andréana Lefton is a writer and educator, focusing on human rights and creating spaces of refuge—in our homes and communities. As a documentary researcher, she has freelanced with The Guardian as well as NPR- and BBC-affiliates. She’s written for On Being, the United Nations, and many non-profit clients in the US, UK, Europe, and Middle East. All that she knows of garden care and interior design she learned from her artistic mother, Jacqueline. She now applies these skills to her life in Chattanooga, TN, where home is an urban art studio with books piled everywhere. Read more at www.aelefton.org and follow her on Twitter.

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FEBRUARY 22, 2019 | FRIDAY
Here’s What Life Is Like in Some of NYC’s Tiniest Apartments

Before there were tiny houses, there were tiny apartments. But sometimes small spaces turn out to be little gems. After you've peeked inside these fabulous New York City studios and one-b...

FEBRUARY 14, 2019 | THURSDAY
Beautiful Basements: 13 Surprisingly Cool Underground Amenities in Real American Homes

Give your unfinished basement a new lease on life. With the help of designers, these homeowners turned their drab basements into stylish entertainment and relaxation destinations. Forget ...

FEBRUARY 7, 2019 | THURSDAY
13 Odd Predictions About the Future That People in Past Decades Got Wrong—And Right

Futurists are known for getting more wrong than right, but they do occasionally strike gold, predicting technological advancements and societal changes decades before they come to pass. R...

FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | FRIDAY
20 Things You Never Knew About the Super Bowl

It’s as American as apple pie. Yet the Super Bowl has only been around since 1967. In those 52 years, however, the game has become ingrained in the national psyche. It has also developed ...

JANUARY 23, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
10 Radical Design Ideas That Never Went Mainstream

You never know what fun and fancy you may find in even the strangest ideas. Although designers wanted to revolutionize how we live – or at least offer some out-of-the-box alternatives. Re...

JANUARY 15, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Unique Ways Homeowners Saved to Buy a House

Tired of rising rent prices? Looking for a place to really call home? The lack of quality affordable housing can make the dream of homeownership seem unreachable. It doesn't have to be th...

JANUARY 3, 2019 | THURSDAY
A Year of Buying Nothing: 12 Bloggers Who Took the Challenge—And What They Learned

What gives life meaning? The answer is rarely “more stuff.” These 12 families took that response to heart and embarked on a yearlong spending freeze. Was it painful, or was it life-changi...

DECEMBER 29, 2018 | SATURDAY
Buyer's Guide: Tape Measures

The “measure twice, cut once” adage is key to the success of all kinds of craft and construction projects. To follow it, you’ll often need to rely on a tape measure—a flexible cloth, meta...

DECEMBER 26, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Real Estate Experts Say to Watch These 15 Markets in 2019

Let’s call 2019 the Year of Transition. While experts hesitate to call it a buyer’s market, parts of the country are heading in that direction. We’ve crunched data from industry insiders,...

DECEMBER 21, 2018 | FRIDAY
14 Store Policies You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

Whether you’re holiday shopping or planning a wedding, these stores make life easier with their generous return policies. Fortunately, they also carry a wide array of products, spanning h...