Megan Johnson

Megan Johnson is a reporter in Boston. She got her start at the Boston Herald, where commenters would leave sweet messages like “Megan Johnson is just awful.” Now, she's a contributor to publications like People Magazine, Trulia and Architectural Digest.
Shrek’s Swamp Actually Exists — Peek Inside
Don't be put off by the “DANGER” and “BEWARE OGRE” signs out front.
Sep 27, 2023
Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia House Is for Sale
Grab your shiplap and get ready to party.
Sep 21, 2023
5 Things I Learned from The Home Edit’s New Book, “Stay Organized”
Clea and Joanna are here to keep you organized.
Sep 21, 2023
We Gave a Professional Home Stager $50 — Here’s What He Bought at Walmart
Including a cuffing season essential.
Sep 13, 2023
The Biggest Money Saver at Costco, According to Experts
“The Joy of Costco” authors share their best tips for shopping the warehouse store.
Sep 12, 2023
NYC Is Cracking Down on “Illegal Airbnbs” — Here's What You Need to Know
Here’s what it means for travelers and hosts.
Sep 11, 2023
We Asked 5 Home Stagers for Their Number One Decor Purchase for Fall
Throw blankets, anyone?
Sep 7, 2023
We Gave a Professional Home Stager $50 — Here’s What She Bought at Wayfair
Real Estate
Fake plants all the way.
Sep 1, 2023
It's the Best Time of Year for Free Stuff on the Street
Real Estate
Every year on Sept. 1, gems litter the sidewalk.
Sep 1, 2023
Peek Inside Drew Barrymore’s “Anti-White” Kitchen Renovation
"I was nail-biting ‘til the end. Had I gone too far?”
Aug 30, 2023
Emily Henderson Has a 10-Foot Antique Island in Her 1910 Farmhouse
She calls her reno a “labor of love.”
Aug 18, 2023
We Gave a Professional Home Stager $50 — Here’s What She Bought at HomeGoods
A few items can make a huge difference.
Aug 9, 2023
We Gave a Professional Home Stager $50 — Here's What He Bought on Amazon
Real Estate
A few items can make a huge difference.
Aug 1, 2023
I Used a Professional Hypnotist to Help Me with Homebuying Stress
Real Estate
Here’s how it went.
Jul 18, 2023
The Open-House Faux Pas Real Estate Experts Urge You Not to Make
Real Estate
Not using the bathroom is a given.
Jun 12, 2023
Here’s How Much the Homes on Your Favorite TV Shows Would Cost Today
In the years since these sitcoms rose through the stratosphere, the price of the homes they featured have skyrocketed in worth.
May 14, 2023
Drew Barrymore’s New Talk Show Set Has the Dreamiest Kitchen
It was inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale.
May 11, 2023
Mindy Kaling Found Her Interior Designer on Instagram
The Better Homes & Gardens cover star also shares her “house rules.”
May 10, 2023
4 Mistakes You Never Want to Make While Painting a Ceiling
According to a real estate pro.
Mar 14, 2023
Dave and Jenny Marrs on Becoming HGTV Stars
The "Fixer to Fabulous" couple share tips for home buying, remodeling, and more in the April issue of Better Homes & Gardens.
Mar 9, 2023
These Are Real Estate Agents’ Secrets for a Nice-Smelling Home
That aren't cookies or candles.
Mar 1, 2023
Lily Allen and David Harbour’s Brooklyn Townhouse Is An Explosion of Color
It's just as unusual as you'd expect!
Feb 7, 2023
Take a Look Inside the Waco Castle Renovated by Chip and Joanna Gaines 
“The castle taught us that sometimes the forgotten things in life don’t need a reinvention but just a little dusting off."
Jan 30, 2023
This House Kit from Home Depot Makes a Cozy Backyard Getaway
And it's less than $13k.
Jan 5, 2023
Kate Walsh “Softened” Her Australian Home with Clouds, Curved Seating, and Disco Balls
"One of the things that I love about Western Australia is that it's relaxed and nature is the queen there. I wanted that to really dictate and have the house be sort of a piece of that and flowing into that.”
Dec 21, 2022
Ellen Pompeo’s Malibu Beach House Has So Much Marble
There's even a marble bathtub.
Dec 7, 2022
6 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying a Home in Ski Country
Do you have a taste for freezing temps?
Dec 4, 2022
Kristin Cavallari’s Tennessee Farmhouse Is “Exactly What She Wanted Aesthetically”
“I walked in and knew immediately that it was my house.”
Nov 22, 2022
This State Puts Up Holiday Lights the Earliest, According to One Survey
How early does your state decorate?
Nov 21, 2022
This Is the Main Downside of Being a Renter in the Northeast
No, it's not the weather.
Nov 19, 2022
“Sweet Magnolias” Star JoAnna Garcia Swisher Shares Her Georgia Lake House Packed with Reclaimed Wood and Vintage Touches
“I didn’t want to worry about wet feet running in from the outside, sticky fingers, or anything that would be too precious.”
Nov 16, 2022
Naomi Watts Renovated Her Hamptons Kitchen During the Pandemic
A beachy update to her 80s style kitchen.
Nov 14, 2022
You Can Own a Private Rail Car and Hook It Up to an Amtrak Train
Amtrak is willing to hook up your privately-owned rail car attached to their trains in specific locations across the country. 
Nov 10, 2022
Lena Dunham’s House Is Full of Cozy Vibes, Accessible Details, and Maximalist Style — All in Her Parents’ Backyard
The home is filled with the cozy vibes Dunham relies on.
Nov 8, 2022
Joanna Gaines Shares How She Deals with Burnout and the “Messy” Moments
“You have to wade through the messiness, maybe even some ugliness, some past pain, some regret or shame,” Gaines shared.
Nov 2, 2022