Meg Ryan graced AD’s November cover, and her New York loft promptly took Pinterest by storm. Who wouldn’t want to spend the day with the actress in her cozy kitchen and art-filled living room? But Ryan’s apartment wasn’t the only home you fell in love with this month. Interior designer Ken Fulk’s Manhattan live/work space, a comfortable Portland, Oregon, retreat, and a modern Canadian mansion were all favorites for their standout communal areas. Fall being a time to renew and refresh, you were also hungry for tips and tricks to do just that in your homes. Read on to learn how to create a welcoming rustic residence and four ways to decorate your staircase like it’s any other room in the house.