Nikhita Mahtani Nikhita Mahtani is an experienced home decor writer, with expertise in new home technology, recipes, kitchen appliances, and home decor trends. She has over six years of freelance experience, and eight years of journalism experience. Nikhita received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2011, and her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University in 2014. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.