Andréana Lefton


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 and follow her on Twitter.

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JULY 20, 2020 | MONDAY
Tiny Bedroom Ideas with Huge Amounts of Style

With the right design, a small bedroom can have loads of character and flair, so embrace the creativity that comes with spatial limitations.

JULY 14, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil Around the House

Learn how to use much-hyped, multipurpose coconut oil for everything from home maintenance to wound healing.

13 Breathtaking Ideas for Backyard String Lights

String lights aren’t just for festive holidays. These bright, affordable mini-bulbs can add sparkle and enjoyment to your outdoor spaces, whatever the season.

10 Things to Know Before Getting on an Airplane

Despite months of lockdown, shelter-in-place orders, and travel restrictions, COVID-19 is still spreading, with rates of infection spiking across the U.S. At the same time, some businesse...

JUNE 30, 2020 | TUESDAY
11 of the Best Backyard Swimming Pools We've Ever Seen

From waterfalls to waterslides, dream big with these out-of-this-world swimming pools.

JUNE 19, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Ways to Defend Yourself Against Tick Bites This Summer

Summertime sees a surge in tick-borne diseases, so learn how to prevent bites before they occur.

JUNE 11, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Most Beautiful Chicken Coops We've Ever Seen

As backyard poultry farms gain in popularity, find the coop that works for you, whether you live in the country or in tighter, urban spaces.

JUNE 9, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Expert Tips for Greener, Healthier Yard Care

Americans love their lawns. But conventional lawn care tools and techniques can suck up a lot of water, energy and chemical fertilizers. Fortunately, there are some expert-approved steps ...

JUNE 9, 2020 | TUESDAY
The 11 Handiest Ways to Use a Hot Glue Gun

You’ll be surprised at what you can make, fix, and restore with a little hot glue. Save money and time with these helpful DIY ideas!

JUNE 1, 2020 | MONDAY
9 Top Tips for Blocking Out Noisy Neighbors

Stop tearing your hair out and breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to these easy sound-blocking strategies.