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HGTV Magazine May 2015

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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Light fixtureCalhoun 16"½"H x 12"-diameter glass pendant with bronzed cap and chain, $169, potterybarn.comHouse numbers6" x 9" powder-coated-metal house number plaque in blue, $30, landdelements.etsy.comOutdoor pillow18" x 18" polyester pillow in apple green with aqua blue piping, $25, worldmarket.comChairDesign Tree Home Acapulco plastic and metal chair, $240, atgstores.comCUSTOM MOLDING We used waterproof wood glue to attach white molding, then painted the embellished door with two coats of exterior paint. Ta-da: instant architectural detail! Anne single panels, from $9.50 each, myoverlays.comDoormatCoir doormat in blue suzani, $38, garnethill.comFront door of the monthDoor Krosswood Doors knotty alder entry door, $567,; Cornelia entrance set in polished brass, $220, signaturehardware.comPaintJolly Green by Sherwin-WilliamsPlanterZoey 15"H x 18"-diameter fiberglass and resin planter in Aruba and white, $129, We filled ours with a Proven Winners Snow…

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In case you're curious about what I'm wearing…TOP Splendid gingham shirtPANTS White House Black Market jeansNAIL POLISH L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche nail polish in tangerine crushSHOES Superga sneakersFOR SHOPPING SOURCES, SEE PAGE 150.The thing I love most about paint is that as soon as you give something a fresh coat of color, it really feels like yours. It might be a piece of furniture that lived in someone else's house or something new that's never been painted. Either way, when you paint it, you make it your own. Give a room a fresh color and just like that, it has your personal stamp. That's why I have no problem painting anything and everything in my home—floors, doors, furniture, light fixtures, patio furniture: You name it, I'll paint it. (And, yes,…

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letters: dear hgtv magazine

The Clasen home in Newport Beach, CA (March's "A Cool Idea in Every Room"), is hands down the best home you have ever featured. Dark gray walls! An Eames recliner! White oak kitchen cabinets! A bocce court! Every photo was a visual treat. I'd love to see more homes like this one. —Molly Goldthwait, Buffalo, NYFor years I had been wanting a ship chandelier to hang in my bathroom, but I couldn't find one that was the right size—or price. That's why I was so excited to see the one from PB Teen in your March issue ("The High/Low List"). I ordered it immediately. —Birgitt van Wijk, Houston, TXI've been collecting copies of HGTV Magazine for so long that I now have an impressive set. I find many of the…

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giant paint index

page 5Jolly Green #SW6931Sherwin-Williamspages 14, 57Yellow Chimes#3011-1Valsparpage 16Antique Brass #7274830Rust-Oleumpage 18Very Violet #05RB 34/258* Gliddenpage 50Lagoon Green #90GG 74/092Gliddenpage 50Can2 Cool Candy #G6210 Montanapage 51Rosy Cheeks #DE5062California Paintspage 51Soft Duckling #3001-2AValsparpages 50, 66Echo Lake Aqua #87GG 60/239Gliddenpages 50, 59, 66Kingdom #58BB 1⅔90* Gliddenpage 50Aqua #G6260Montanapage 50Dolphins #G6250Montanapage 51Stone Lion #SW7507 HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williamspage 51Rainwashed #SW6211Sherwin-Williamspage 51True Turquoise #19BG 61/207Gliddenpage 52Hot Spice #2011-30Benjamin Moorepage 52Zesty Apple #HDC-MD-15 Behrpage 52Market Melon #DE5199Dunn-Edwardspage 51Blue Danube #2062-30Benjamin Moorepage 52Picnic #SW6731Sherwin-Williamsopen here!page 53Lime Twist#6009-8Valsparpage 53Ravishing Coral #SW6612Sherwin-Williamspage 53Pumpkin Orange #52411Krylonpage 52Espalier #SW6734Sherwin-Williamspage 52Lake George #RL1726Ralph Lauren Paintpage 53Sun Yellow #51806Krylonpage 52Wild Honey #760C-3Behrpage 51Arctic Paradise #DE5841Dunn-Edwardspage 52Hyannis #RL1778Ralph Lauren Paintpage 53Global Blue #53546Krylonpage 52One Spring Morning#23D-4Clark + Kensingtonpage 51Royal Peacock #540B-7Behrpage 51Drawing Room Blue #253 Farrow & Ballpage 52Eccentric Lime #2027-30Benjamin Moorepage 53Blue Ocean…

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how bad is it…

…to release helium balloons into the air?Hold on tight to that string. While it's believed some balloons shatter into tiny pieces when they reach a certain height in the atmosphere, "many others will float back to the land or water," says Darby Hoover, senior resource specialist at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Latex balloons can take several years to biodegrade, and Mylar balloons never do. What doesn't end up in a landfill can harm animals (marine life included), who could mistake pieces of balloons for food—and die if they eat them. So pop and toss balloons at your party's end. Super bad!…to borrow or lend earbuds?Sharing earbuds sounds grosser than it is. "Yes, bacteria live on ear skin, but they're mostly harmless," says Lisa Sturm, director of Infection Prevention and…

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vern's to-do list

1 Paint the front door a fresh color. To make sure the shade you pick doesn't clash with your siding, figure out if your home's exterior has a warm or cool undertone, and stick to the same family when you choose the color for your door. If you aren't sure which category your house falls into, an expert at the paint store can help you. 2 Shop I'm a big fan of the Beekman Boys, two guys who have a farm and store in New York plus an online shop that sells everything from furniture to soap. Most of the products are handcrafted by the men or fellow artisans, and they're excellent quality.3 Lighten up my home fragrance. People don't often think about how a room smells, but it's…