The stories our editors are reading, loving, and sharing this week.

Links we love: Tiles, tiles, tiles!

Tile adds drama to any room, whether on the floors, the wall, or on furnishings. We’re obsessing over these uses of tile right now:

Links we love: Fun with fall decorating

From the season’s best home and garden trends to super-stylish pumpkins, here are some fantastic ways to bring fall into your home: 32 pumpkin decorating ideas that are actually doable. 15 interiors trends for autumn. 15 best garden trends for fall. Delicious pumpkin recipes and the gear you need to make them. DIY fall “acorns,” perfect for seasonal decorating.

The Drunken Botanist branches out: Amy Stewart’s new crime novel

Writer Amy Stewart is widely known for her six nonfiction titles about gardening—and the allure, curiosity, and danger of plants and the natural world. Stewart has appeared in Sunset‘s pages on topics ranging from the cut-flower industry to poisonous plants to botanical cocktails, all themes of her bestselling books.

A great gift book for gardeners

When Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration crossed our desk, we saw the book’s (second) subtitle, 25 Years of the Garden Conservancy, and thought, Oh, Connecticut lilacs and Virginia dogwoods. Then we opened it.