HGTV Magazine July/August 2021

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

1 min
come on in!

light James Bassant From Astro Lighting Cabin 8 3/4"-tall zinc light in antique brass finish, $330, house numbers Redbird 6"-tall pigmented acrylic house numbers in red, $30 each, pillow Selections by Arden Clark 16" x 16" polyester outdoor pillow, $25, chair Balkene Home Vega acacia wood chair in navy, $158, paint Brilliant Blue by Behr door FS9033 smooth fiberglass door, from $1,597, for buying info; Kwikset Signatures Montara polished brass handleset, $140, doormat Entryways Franklin 18" x 30" coir doormat, $40, planter Bishop Pedestal 19"-tall earthenware planter in marina blue, $130, It’s filled with geraniums.…

1 min
shop the cover bring it home!

COVER Photograph by Katie Charlotte. Styled by Elizabeth Demos INTERIOR DESIGN Lauren Leonard,…

1 min
8 things that made me happy this month

1 Just like that, a watermelon drink umbrella turns a glass of lemonade into an occasion. PAGE 102 2 When a board game is this stylish, leave it out on your coffee table as a winning accent piece. PAGE 76 3 Nope, not the cottages I’ve rented for my next beach vacay—it’s a birdhouse! We rounded up architectural wonders. PAGE 94 4 Every laundry room deserves a cute catchall basket. Mine holds stray socks and wool dryer balls. PAGE 65 5 Adorable, you bet, but a doggy raincoat also makes postwalk cleanup a lot easier. PAGE 60 6 Old globes are great junktique store scores—colorful and fun. A bunch on a bookshelf looks cool. PAGE 44 7 Check out seven fresh ways to do navy and white, including wowza wallpaper. PAGE 34 8 Finally, the striped boho…

1 min
blast from the past

how the other half lives (and decorates) House tours are the foundation of our magazine. We’ve stepped into 202 homes, and we like to check back in every now and then. Homeowner Emily Yeates, above, painted a fab striped wall behind the door of her bungalow in Phoenix, AZ. “We outgrew it and moved but kept the theme,” she says. “Now we have black-and-white checkered marble in our entry.” team style-the-counters-too They may be practical—where else to put a coffeemaker?!—yet they still deserve love. Over the years, our team has decked out counters with cool crock-plus-utensil combos, cake stands that hold sugar bowls and olive oil cruets, and cookie jars that instantly cheer up any space. Super-duper easy: cute salt and pepper shakers and mills. (Check out Le Creuset for classic shapes in…

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wow! what color is that?

stop BY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS “To update this powder room, I put in a bold brushstroke wallpaper and pulled out an energetic orangey red for the vanity. Walking in always feels unexpected and thrilling, like spotting a cardinal.”—Krysten Ledet, @krysten.ledet.interiors, Lafayette, LA golden hour BY CLARE “The plain bookcase next to our front door wasn’t exactly creating a great first impression—until I painted it sunflower yellow. It makes all my plants and accessories pop too.”—Mary Interiano, @thisthriftedabode, Phoenix, AZ beach breeze BY VALSPAR tequila lime BY BENJAMIN MOORE “My client wanted something bright and interesting for her beach house. I went for it! Cyan blue and apple green are a quirky twist on traditional tropical colors.”—Marisela Contreras, @jacksondesignandremodeling, San Diego, CA watermelon slice BY BEHR “My parents used this color in their home and I’ve loved it ever since. It’s fruity fresh, like a mix…

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the high/low list

$1,000 Choose from 24 colors for this mirror in bloom. Audubon Magnolia 24"-diameter wood mirror in authentic pink, $885 Best kept inside, it has chic lacquered legs and a made-for-lounging seat. Montana Møbler Panton One polyurethane and lacquered-stainless-steel chair in Marylinn and beige, $60 With gilded beaks, they can glam up a covered porch year-round. Flamingo resin and metal sculptures, price is for a mixed set of 2 (tallest is 18"), $270 The pretty petals are edged in gold leaf. Rosemeade 30"-diameter polyurethane mirror, $268 Also minty fresh, plus a rust-resistant finish for outdoor use. Houe Click plastic and powder-coated-steel chair in dusty light green, $22 Adding pops of kitschy cool and color to lawns since 1957. Union Products Featherstone Flamingo plastic and metal statues in pink, price is for a mixed set of 2 (tallest is 29"), $799 All the beads are…