As the coronavirus dragged into a second year, our homes mattered more than ever. They shifted from be places where we hunkered down to avoid a virus and stared into video cameras and at computer screens to work and attend school, to being places where we found our new normal.
We built wine rooms and cocktail lounges to relax and gather in small groups. We installed color and pattern to fight boredom. We started growing plants — indoors and outdoors — to stay connected to nature, and improved our patios, too.