Andreana 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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MAY 31, 2020 | SUNDAY
Enter Bob Vila's 2020 Reboot Your Home Office Giveaway with VASAGLE today!

Staying in? For many of us, home has become the place we do everything, from schooling our kids to keeping up with work. If your home office needs an affordable reboot, we’ve got just the...

MAY 28, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Sponges for Your Household

Sponges are an ancient solution to everyday cleaning and hygiene needs. The Greeks and Romans used sea sponges—real living creatures—for bathing and housekeeping. In modern times, sea spo...

MAY 28, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Bidets of 2022

Reduce your toilet paper consumption and feel clean and pristine with the humble bidet. This simple plumbing fixture attaches to your toilet seat or shower to provide a dedicated stream o...

MAY 21, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Natural Cleaning Products of 2022

Going “all-natural” to protect your family while cleaning your home is a noble goal—one that’s not always easy to achieve. Many products claim to be “natural,” “eco-friendly,” or “nontoxi...

MAY 21, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Dish-Drying Racks for the Kitchen

A dish-drying rack simplifies your kitchen clean-up routine by giving you a place to set clean dishes and utensils to air dry. The best ones also minimize the possibility of dishware bein...

MAY 15, 2020 | FRIDAY
Enter Bob Vila's 2020 Humidity-Be-Gone Giveaway with Santa Fe today!

Beat the heat and humidity, and make your home a comfortable nest all year long. This month, we’re excited to bring you our 2nd annual Humidity-Be-Gone Giveaway with Santa Fe. Banish humi...

MAY 5, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Shower Curtains of 2022

Besides adding privacy, a shower curtain introduces softness and style to the bathroom. Shower curtains also prevent water from escaping the shower stall, but that's not their primary fun...

MAY 2, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Detergents for Laundry Day

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the selection of products claiming stain-removing, odor-busting, laundry-cleaning power. But which laundry detergents prove their mettle when tested against...

3 Easy Ways Laundry Day Can Be More Efficient and Eco-Friendly

Households face more cleaning tasks than ever before, so any opportunity for an “easy button” is welcome. The laundry is no exception. Keeping clothes, towels, and bed linens clean is a n...

The Best Carpet Stain Removers of 2022

Carpet lends comfort, warmth, and beauty to a home, but it can hold on to common spills and soils with more tenacity than a lot of hard flooring. A dark, unmissable carpet stain can ruin ...