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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JUNE 26, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Real Estate Negotiation Tactics That Can Really Backfire

On the lookout for a new home? First, peruse our list of negotiation dos and don’ts, culled from the advice of industry professionals. The bottom line? As you embark on the process, be yo...

JUNE 13, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
12 Things Never to Leave in a Hot Car

Common sense dictates that you not leave babies, pets, and expensive gadgets in hot cars. But did you know that some everyday objects, from sunscreen to art supplies, can get damaged in s...

APRIL 13, 2018 | FRIDAY
9 Bold Rooms That Will Make You Rethink Black Paint

Not so long ago, many homeowners steered clear of black paint, considering it too heavy and overpowering. But the dark shade has recently become a go-to interior design choice, popping up...

MARCH 30, 2018 | FRIDAY
17 Times Shiplap Made the Room

You’ve certainly seen it—but you may not know what it's called or how versatile it is. Shiplap is a series of grooved wooden boards joined horizontally to give a rustic, cozy appearance. ...

FEBRUARY 9, 2018 | FRIDAY
20 Common Household Items That May Be Harming Your Pet

As any pet-loving homeowner can attest, playful dogs and fluffy felines liven up the house and enrich our lives. But did you know that many people unwittingly expose their pets to harmful...

JANUARY 25, 2018 | THURSDAY
30 Things You Never Buy at the Grocery Store—But Should

It’s winter, time to hibernate and stock up on essentials. Keep your pantry full of goodness—and your home shipshape—with this list of 30 high-quality budget products for home and kitchen...

JANUARY 12, 2018 | FRIDAY
The 8 Easiest Ways to Eliminate Bathroom Odor

Is your bathroom plagued with lingering odors? Freshen up the space and create a welcoming atmosphere with these eight tricks.

DECEMBER 11, 2017 | MONDAY
8 Colors You Didn’t Know Were Trademarked

Thanks to marketing and advertising, consumers often associate colors with a particular brand—think Tiffany Blue or Post-it canary yellow. Some companies trademark their signature hues to...

NOVEMBER 22, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
7 Houseplants with Secret Health Benefits

Nature is restorative: A walk in the woods or on the beach can do wonders for your mental and physical well-being. Even the tiniest dose of greenery—in the form of a houseplant, for examp...