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HGTV Magazine Jul/Aug 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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staycation plans

This summer I’m being a total homebody, and I’m not embarrassed to admit it. I used to squeeze in as many road trips and far-flung adventures as possible from June to August, but these days, I’d much rather leave the luggage in my closet and hang out on my decked-out deck. Staying put makes summer feel less hurried and more relaxing, and now I have extra time to focus on what’s important, like napping in a hammock. (Ha!) In this issue you’ll find tons of ways to make your home your happy summer place. You can shop across America for one-of-a-kind accessories without leaving your AC-chilled living room: In “50 States, 50 Finds” (page 51), we feature Etsy favorites from coast to coast. Ready for a cookout? The one and…

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wondering why you need   window treatments?

Both pretty and practical, drapes and shades are more than just window coverings. The fabrics you choose to frame your windows act as the finishing touch to make your room feel complete and well-designed. And they offer practical solutions for any space, from privacy to warmth to energy savings. Calico helps you create a custom look that is perfect for you and your home. 1 Shield Summer Heat and Glare: Window shades are a simple solution to protect your furnishings from sun damage. Save energy and improve your view with draperies, valances, and more in your choice of 5,000+ fabrics. Calico also offers custom shades and blinds from Hunter Douglas with motorized controls. 2 Frame a View: Your home’s character should be celebrated, not shaded. Custom drapes add a textural detail that…

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a day in the life of   ben & erin

6:15 A.M. BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS “We tiptoe around until Helen wakes up!” says Erin Napier of her and husband Ben’s baby girl. They feed her, Ben has coffee and a fried egg, and Erin downs a bowl of cereal (Frosted Mini-Wheats or Raisin Bran) and a Coke Zero. 7:15 A.M. POWER PUP WALK The family does a lap around the neighborhood with Chevy and Baker (short for Studebaker), both Great Pyrenees rescues. 7:55 A.M. OFF TO WORK! Although their “office”—a.k.a. any house they’re redoing—is typically within walking distance of their home, says Erin, “we’re always dashing out at the last minute and hauling lots of gear, so we drive.” Erin’s mom pitches in with babysitting. 9:30 A.M. LIGHTS, CAMERA, SEASON 3! On a typical day, Ben and Erin stop by three houses in progress. Google Calendar keeps…

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wow!   what color is that?

cheerful BY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS “Since Montana winters are long and void of color, I chose something super happy for the walls of my sitting room. In the summer, the yellow is like pure sunshine. I get a lift every time I walk in here!” —Carol Smith, homeowner, Bozeman, MT orchid BY AMY HOWARD AT HOME “I wanted my 7-year-old to love her bedroom, but I didn’t want to have to redo it every two years. The pinky purple I painted this old dresser is just right: It has gobs of personality, and looks a little grown-up, too.” —Tasha Agruso, Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body blog, Greensboro, NC saybrook sage BY BENJAMIN MOORE “I took the color for this sitting room from the painting over the couch. The soft green is subdued enough that it goes with everything, but it’s a…

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the high/low list

$169 Velvet fronds are a luxe touch. Rousseau 20" x 20" velvet and linen pillow cover in green, and insert, both $32 These palm leaves are embroidered. Nourison Mina Victory Palm Tree Leaves 18" x 18" cotton and linen pillow, $625 This rattan pick is available in 19 glossy finishes. The Darlington rattan and cane chairs in orchid (price is for a set of 2), $498 Surprise! This pink steel chair can go outside. Chippendale powder-coated-steel chairs in pink (sold individually, price is for 2), $1,077 A rich brass take on a mid-century design classic. Nadira 29"H x 36"-diameter quartz and metal table in white with antique brass finish, $500 A slightly skinnier metal pedestal, but half the price. Leilani 30"H x 35 ½"-diameter marble and stainless steel table with gold finish, $4,744 Each shiny glass…

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a rainbow of front doors

“Red may be a classic door color, but the citrus theme going on here really juices it up…get it?”—Jonathan Scott, Brother Vs. Brother“I’m a fan of this wowza door and how the dark touches in the accessories give the eye a place to rest.”—Scott McGillivray, Buyers Bootcamp“If you transplanted this pretty door—actually, the whole setup!—to my house, I’d be cool with that.”—Christina El Moussa, Flip or Flop“This cheerful blue says ‘home’ to me. The curve—I mean, curb—appeal is everything!”—Tamara Day, Bargain Mansions“Front doors make first impressions, so give yours personality. Navy color and nautical accents do the trick.”—Jeff Devlin, Stone House Revival“Yes, it’s OK to have a purple door! This one is funky and modern with a retro twist. I’m all in.”—Page Turner, Flip or Flop Nashville“You can’t walk up…