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HGTV Magazine April 2018

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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2 min.
planter   banter

Questioning how to elevate your garden game? Containers hold all the answers— especially when filled with Endless Summer® Hydrangeas. Easier and less expensive than annuals because you only need one plant, these game-changing hydrangeas off er continuous color with blooms all summer long, and are incredibly versatile when planted in containers. Here’s what you need to know: Can I really plant hydrangeas in containers? Yes! For maximum blooms, choose Endless Summer® Hydrangeas—look for the blue pot at your local garden center. They’re available in four varieties, giving you plenty of options to match your personal style. Repot in a large, decorative container with good drainage holes. Fill with potting soil that has slow-release fertilizer up to 3" from the rim. Plant the hydrangea at the same level as in the original pot. When should…

1 min.
come on in!

light Wheeler Esso 10 ¾"-tall powder-coated-steel outdoor wall sconce in jadite, $219, barnlightelectric.com mailbox Mail 14 ½" x 11 ½" copper wallmount mailbox in antique finish, $146, signaturehardware.com bike Nel Lusso 24"-tall women’s cruiser bike in mint, $119, walmart.com door 70720 Traditional Shaker wood door, from $400, simpsondoor.com for stores; Ashfield Single Cylinder metal handleset in iron black finish, $139, build.com; Vibrant Spring 12"-diameter succulent, metal, and moss wreath, $195, succulentartworks.etsy.com doormat Project 62 Geo Triangles 18" x 30" coir doormat, $11, target.com paint Christmas Cactus Coral by Glidden house numbers American Craftsman 8" x 12" metal address plaque with raised lettering in bronze verdi finish, $198, atlassignsandplaques.com planter Saturn 13 ¾"H x 13 ½"-diameter fiberglass planter in coral, $120, popupgreens.co. We filled ours with calibrachoa. DOOR: EMILY KATE ROEMER/STUDIO D; DOORMAT, PLANTER: PHILIP FRIEDMAN/STUDIO D; CALIBRACHOA: COURTESY OF PROVEN WINNERS…

2 min.
are you a fixer upper superfan?

I didn’t grow up on a farm, but being from rural Nebraska—and having 10 aunts and uncles who lived on farms—I’ve spent plenty of time inside farmhouses and “in the country” (that’s what we called anywhere that wasn’t “in town”). Once you know how comfortable and pretty farmhouses can be, you forever have a soft spot for them. So when I first started watching Fixer Upper on HGTV, my love for all things farmhouse-y was rekindled. Here were Chip and Joanna Gaines saving shiplap walls and hanging barn doors. It’s no surprise that more than 14.5 million people watch Fixer Upper each week. Pine floors, gleaming white subway tiles, and salvaged wood beams are the stuff of dreams! Luckily you don’t have to live on 1,000 acres to put a little—or a…

1 min.
let’s get together

SPIKED PEAR-VANILLA LEMONADE For each drink, shake 1½ ounces vanilla vodka with the juice of ½ lemon in a shaker with ice; strain into a glass. Top with sparkling pear drink and garnish with a thin lemon slice. Kate Doherty Market Director, HGTV Magazine “My friends always mix up their glasses, so I write their names on black gift tags with a paint pen and attach them to the glasses with gold twist ties. Another easy DIY: painted votive candleholders. Just tape off the top half of a votive holder with electrical tape, then paint the bottom half with black crafts paint or liquid gilding. Remove the tape when the paint is still a little wet. Let dry.” Robb Riedel Managing Editor, Food Network Magazine “I often order complicated cocktails at restaurants, but when I’m hosting, I…

1 min.
wow! what color is that?

balsam BY BENJAMIN MOORE “This guest bedroom is on the small side, so I gave it a vibrant accent wall for more presence. Lush, leafy green feels surprising but still warm and inviting.” —Lindye Galloway, Lindye Galloway Interiors, Costa Mesa, CA fragrant lilac BY VALSPAR “Once I chose a funky fabric for the Roman shades in this family’s living room, I knew I’d pull the wall paint from its color scheme. I went with a soft lavender that has a calming effect— probably a good thing when you have three young rambunctious boys!” —Rebecca Tier Soskin, Rebecca Tier Soskin Interior Design, New York, NY sunlit topaz BY GLIDDEN “This family’s apartment has a sizable entry, which is a real luxury in New York City. So I wanted a color that would make it feel like more of a room than…

2 min.
winning decorating   formulas

acrylic cart towels in two colors woven baskets CART Healy cart, $178, safaviehhome.com TOWELS AND WASHCLOTHS JCPenney Home Solid bath towels, $12 each, and washcloths, $8 each, both jcpenney.com LIDDED BASKET Vintage Moroccan lidded basket, $57.50 (exact styles vary), berberbaskets.com TASSELED BASKET Severine basket, $44, dearkeaton.com BIN Naturalist Woven bin, $25.50, pbteen.com black-and-white art mats in shades of blue black frames ART Top row, from left: Number 5 9" x 12" digital download, $6, thecrownprints.etsy.com; Giraffe 11" x 14" digital download, $6, serenitywallart.etsy.com; Guitar 11" x 14" digital download, $4, printtheprint.etsy.com. Bottom row, from left: Just One More Wave by Dawn Smith 11" x 11" unframed print, $41, minted.com; Tropical Leaf 12" x 18" digital download, $7, modeaprints.etsy.com; Wonderful 11" x 17" unframed print, $20, threadsandwhiskers.etsy.com MATS Single mats, from $9.50 each, arttoframe.com FRAMES SA5 frames, from…