HGTV Magazine December 2020

HGTV Magazine is about real life at home. In every issue you'll find money-saving mini makeovers, simple ways to conquer clutter, smart DIY solutions, time-saving cleaning tricks, and so much more. Plus--see how the HGTV experts really live!

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10 Issues

in this issue

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7 things that brought me joy this month

1 I’m going nontraditional for a holiday wreath. How cute is this rainbow one made of felt? Very! PAGE 31 2 NYC is at its prettiest in December, some would say. A wintry urban art print brings home those magic feels. PAGE 36 3 Playful twists on red and green = festive Christmas style in this teen bedroom. PAGE 80 4 Dish towels add instant cheer to any kitchen, and they’re a small enough gift to be mailed in an envelope. PAGE 93 5 No more searching for your phone charger: This organizer juices up devices wirelessly, and looks cute doing it. PAGE 21 6 Let it snow! A winter wonderland theme is a fresh take on door decor. And it’ll still be great in January and beyond. PAGE 39 7 Make your own gift wrap…

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copy our cover

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THE DESIGNER: Bari J. Ackerman of @barij (97.6k followers) “As a textile designer I love pattern and color, and I went for it in my bedroom,” says Bari J. Ackerman, who lives in Scottsdale, AZ. “I started with the deep teal velvet bed from Joybird as the ka-bang! element. Then I enhanced the tray ceiling with flowery wallpaper I designed. To balance things out, I added complementary pops of pink in art from Chairish and a tasseled throw from Kip&Co, and kept the rest of the room neutral. It all works together—with a lot of maximalist energy!”…

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winter whites that wow!

ultra white BY VALSPAR “I tested a lot of shades in different lighting before settling on this true white. It doesn’t have any undertones, so it’s nice and crisp next to the inky-blue banquette, and the shiplap adds texture.” —Ashley Mayes, Bigger Than the Three of Us, Springfield, MD ultra pure white BY BEHR “When my client asked me to paint her brown piano and bench, I went with the whitest white I knew for a timeless look. It took two coats of stain-blocking primer and three coats of paint! I finished by slightly distressing some of the carved wood details for vintage vibes.” —Danielle Wrishko, Just Paint it! by Dani, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada chantilly lace + respose gray BY BENJAMIN MOORE BY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS “I wanted a light and fresh look for our kitchen that still fit our home’s historic roots.…

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the cutest things for your things

4 min
pretty new ways to wrap it up

1 SWAP PAPER FOR FABRIC I’m a fan of furoshikistyle—Japanese wrapping done with fabric. Use a piece at least double the gift’s size. Place it in the center of the fabric, fold the bottom and top pieces over it, flip it over, and tie the ends together in a knot at the center. You can see techniques in online videos. I wrapped my sister’s gift in a scarf last year, she loved it! —Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy trend expert 2 MAKE A POM-POM BOW Adorbs. The how-to: Tie a 10-inch-wide piece of tulle around a gift and cut the ends to about 1 foot long. Fold each end into a cone shape, drop mini pom-poms into the bottoms, and carefully tie into a bow. Trim, fluff it up, and massage to disperse the poms. 3…