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Better Homes and GardensBetter Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens July 2019

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editor’s letter

MUCH ADO The previous editor in chief of this magazine, Gayle Butler, gave me some wise advice when I took over in the role. She told me how she kept a fix-it list of all the issues she was trying to remedy as a way to handle the stress of managing a large organization. Once you see problems spelled out, they merely become items waiting to be solved. From my first day at BH&G, I’ve done the same thing. I keep the list in my head, not because I have some sort of genius memory, but because I find that during the day my brain tends to naturally reorganize things by what is relatively important at any given time. I prefer my concerns to mentally shift and recalibrate instead of having them…

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better homes & gardens

STEPHEN ORR Vice President, Editor in Chief Creative Director JENNIFER D. MADARA Executive Editor OMA BLAISE FORD Managing Editor GREG KAYKO HOME & GARDEN Home Editor AMY PANOS Style & Design Director JESSICA THOMAS West Coast Editor/Gardens MIRANDA CROWELL Senior Style Editor EUGENIA SANTIESTEBAN SOTO Senior Editors KATY KIICK CONDON, MONIKA BIEGLER EYERS, KIT SELZER Associate Editor MALLORY ABREU Assistant Editor LAUREN HEDRICK Editorial Assistant SUE MILLER Apprentice MADISON PINCOMBE FOOD & ENTERTAINING Food Editor JAN MILLER Senior Editors JESSICA SAARI CHRISTENSEN, MAGGIE GLISAN Senior Associate Editor CARRIE BOYD Editorial Assistant RENEE IREY LIFESTYLE Features Editor DIANA DICKINSON Health & Features Director AMY BRIGHTFIELD Beauty & Fashion Director ERICA METZGER Assistant Editor SAMANTHA DRISCOLL ART Design Director STEPHANIE HUNTER Deputy Art Directors CHRISTY BROKENS, JARRET EINCK Senior Associate Art Director LORI STURDIVANT Senior Graphic Designers LAURA ENGEL, MAGGIE GOLDSMITH Associate Photo Editor HOLLY PRUETT ADMINISTRATION & PRODUCTION Copy Chief MARIA DURYEE Copy Editors MARTHA COLOFF LONG, SHEILA MAUCK Production Editor CINDY MURPHY Office Manager GINGER…

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bhg.com what’s trending online

AMERICA’S BEST FRONT YARD The finalists are in from our search for America’s Best Front Yard. Head to BHG.com/BestFrontYard to vote for the yard you think is our nation’s finest. The winner gets $2,500 and will be featured in BH&G and on BHG.com. Details, page 111. Vote Now! Your votes, and those of our editors, will determine the winner. [EXCLUSIVE BH&G OFFER] Summer Crush Hydrangea The intense color of this new hydrangea’s dense flower clusters—either vibrant magenta or deep violet, depending on your soil’s acidity—wowed us. Sturdy, compact shrubs top out at 3 feet, making them well-suited to both containers and garden beds. Blooms June to September. Order the Summer Crush hydrangea (part of the Endless Summer series) from White Flower Farm at BHGGardenStore.com/New or call 800/420-2852. Mention item GM063230 and code BHS05. Cost is $29.95 each,…

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obsessed with art deco

With all the pomp of a Gatsby soiree, this iconic 1920s and ‘30s movement—recognizable for its repetition of geometric shapes and stylized fan motifs—is back in the spotlight. Wallpapers threaded with ribbons of gold and silver suggest the energy of a jazz tune. Velvet-covered furniture and bent rattan accessories in unexpected shapes evoke the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age. “AS EACH STYLE IS ‘REVIVED,’ IT IS REINTERPRETED BY THE NEXT GENERATION. THIS PROCESS IS ACTUALLY WHAT MAKES IT MODERN FOR ITS TIME.”STEPHEN J. BAUER, BRADBURY & BRADBURY ART WALLPAPERS…

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sailing through summer

Beauty & Fashion Director Instagram @embeautycoach WASH-AND-WEAR HAIR When it’s sweltering out, I don’t want to bother with hot tools. These styling products create texture and volume without heat. Glamsquad Beachy Wave Spray, $24; glamsquad.com Found Sea Salt Texturizing Spray Gel, $7; Walmart SGX NYC The Piece-Maker Beachy Texture Spray, $7; target.com Tresemmé Between Washes Curl Revive Styling Foam, $5; target.com BARE-SKIN PREP I use this scrub in the shower once a week and before a DIY pedi or self-tanner application. It gets the circulation going, buffs rough spots (bye-bye, ashy heels), and leaves skin with a nice sheen thanks to hydrating oils and shea butter. The Body Shop Shea Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub, $24; thebodyshop.com SO POLISHED Dashing Diva Gloss Ultra Shine Gel Strips look like you got a pro mani—accent nails included. Mine lasted two…

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greek-isle blue

Judging by color trends, it seems we’re all dreaming of an island escape these days. Splashed on walls, textiles, and furnishings, Mediterranean-inspired hues are usurping indigo as the blue of the moment. In a room, these shades are at once peaceful and energizing—a little like a day on the water. WHITE BATHES most of the rooms in this beach house in South Carolina, but designer Kevin Isbell saturated the entryway, which doubles as a dining room, in blue. “It creates drama when you walk in but also makes the lighter rooms seem even more voluminous by contrast,” he says. The key was finding a blue that didn’t lean too dark. “We tested many to find one that felt bright and cheerful even at night.” Woven accents have a grounding effect; hits…

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