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HGTV Magazine

HGTV Magazine April 2016

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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in this issue

1 min.
come on in!

light fixture Wesco Vented 9 ¾"H x 12"-diameter powdercoated-aluminum outdoor pendant in teal with red cloth cord, $229, barnlightelectric.com outdoor pillow Nourison Mina Victory Embroidered Flowers 18" x 18" polyester pillow, $48, overstock.com chair Protected teak garden chair, $498, shopterrain.com front door of the month door 1-panel single-hip painted African mahogany door, from $650, woodportdoors.com for stores; Baldwin Madison Sectional Trim single-lock keyed brass handleset in lifetime polished finish, from $395, baldwinhardware.com for stores; 3"-tall brass house numbers, $5.50 each, rchhardware.com paint Darling Lilac by Kelly-Moore doormat Teal Floral Bicycle coir and vinyl doormat, $8, kmart.com flowers Verbena and bacopa from Proven Winners, provenwinners.com. Planter: For a similar look, try Central Garden and Pet Sandhal 17"-tall stoneware egg pot, $100, homedepot.com DOOR, DOORMAT, PILLOW: STUART TYSON/STUDIO D; PLANTER COURTESY OF PROVEN WINNERS…

2 min.
copy our cover

art Emerald Green and Blue Abstract by Sarah Bradshaw 16" x 20" print with white wood frame, $138, minted.com standard sham Sewn from Turkish Ornaments cotton duck fabric in custom colors, $36 per yard, guildery.com Watery by HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams euro sham Duralee Chevron cotton sham, $65, pillows4fun.etsy.com lumbar pillow Seismograph 14" x 24" linen pillow in aqua, $140, dlrhein.com lumbar pillow 15" x 35" linen pillow in coral, $137, pineconehill.com HEADBOARD Harbour Cane full wood and rattan headboard in white, $895, serenaandlily.com SIDE TABLE (left) Fine Mod Imports Flower FMI1207 20"H x 23"-diameter fiberglass and aluminum table in white, $224, atgstores.com ART (top) Pink Into Blue Night Sky by Deborah Velasquez 11" x 14" print with white wood frame, $89, minted.com RUG For a similar look, try Monochrome Hexagon CS03 7'6" x 9'6" wool rug in ivory, $288, rugsusa.com BED…

1 min.
my day with the fixer uppers

On my way to Waco, TX, to spend a day with Chip and Joanna Gaines, I was fully aware that about a zillion people would love to trade places with me. I’d be touring their store, watching them film Fixer Upper, and hanging out at their farmhouse, chatting up Chip as he fed the goats and talking design with Joanna as she made a chicken potpie. (Read the play-by-play of the full day on page 81—and get Joanna’s recipe, which is, by the way, delicious.) I asked questions all day long, hitting on everything from their least favorite colors (hers is purple; his is orange) to where they met (in her dad’s auto shop; Joanna was working there, and, as luck would have it, Chip needed his brakes fixed). But…

1 min.
7 fun facts about chip & joanna

1 Walls made of shiplap (rough-sawed wood boards) are a style staple in Fixer Upper renos. So it’s no surprise this #shiplap T-shirt ($26, magnoliamarket.com) is a top seller at their store in Waco. 2 Chip and Joanna don’t have a TV in their home. They watch episodes of Fixer Upper at a friend’s house—usually while eating dessert! 3 Their 1895 farmhouse is the ninth home they’ve lived in and renovated together. They did a complete gut reno of it that took about a year. 4 They once painted one of their houses schoolbus yellow and hated it! Their current house is white (Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams). 5 You can browse the Gaineses’ new furniture line, Magnolia Home, at mhf.net. Pieces like this Frenchinspired night table will start showing up in select retail stores this…

3 min.
dear hgtv magazine

I love the way Mary Kay Andrews displayed her art on ledges mounted to the wall [July/August’s “Junk Never Looked So Good!”]. I thought it would be a brilliant way to show off family photos, so my husband and I cut plywood into ledges, painted them, and attached them to our living room wall. They look great. —Anna Munoz, Downey, CA Thanks to your recurring columns “Come On In!” and “Copy the Curb Appeal,” I had tons of ideas for freshening up my home’s exterior after I had it painted. I replaced the plastic doorbell with a brushed-nickel one, installed a shiny new kickplate, and switched out my plain house numbers for framed tile ones. —Maureen Allen, Vienna, VA I took Sara’s challenge from the January/February issue to style using stuff I already own…

2 min.
meet the listed sisters

who they are Alana and Lex own LAVA Home Design, a company that helps people remodel their house and hunt for a new one. Lex is the design whiz and older sis (by two minutes). A graduate of the New York School of Interior Design, she has been working in the industry for nearly a decade. Alana is the real estate pro and an agent at RE/MAX Elite. Both sisters are moms of two. what their show is about On Listed Sisters, the twins help people make over their current home so that it earns top dollar when it hits the market. Lex tackles the renovation and design, while Alana shows the clients homes on the market that better suit their needs. where they live Born in Los Angeles, CA, and raised in Las Vegas,…