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HGTV Magazine May 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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come on in!

light fixtureHooded 10"-tall brass outdoor wall light in polished finish, $260, shiplights.comoutdoor pillowDiamond 16" x 16" polyester pillow, $39, dotandbo.comchairShine Company Westport cedar Adirondack chair in lemon yellow, $145, atgstores.comfront door of the monthdoorCraftsman 6-lite 2-panel primed steel door, from $330, for stores; Weslock Unigard metal entry set in polished brass finish with Impressa knob, $98.50, build.compaintNautical by Dunn-EdwardsflowersOrange gerbera daisies, sedum, and yellow moss roses from Proven WinnersplanterFor a similar look, try Low 10"H x 22"-diameter ceramic planter bowl in atomic yellow, $125, borderconcepts.comdoormatBluebell coir and PVC doormat, $30, crateandbarrel.comLIGHT FIXTURE, DOOR: EMILY KATE ROEMER/STUDIO D; PILLOW: LARA ROBBY/STUDIO D; DOORMAT: STUART TYSON/STUDIO D; PLANTER: COURTESY OF PROVEN WINNERS ■…

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pillowRandom Dot 18" x 18" cotton pillow in shocking pink, $50, katespade.comlampCylinder 48"-tall steel lamp in white and antique brass finish, $299, rejuvenation.comCHAIR 1423-01 oak chair in weathered grey finish, Lee IndustriesCHAIR FABRIC Tuscan polyester and viscose fabric in emerald, FabricutART (on wall) The Rapids by Rose Lindo 18" x 24" print with white wood frame, $165, minted.combookcaseKallax 58"W x 15 1/2"D x 58"H fiberboard bookcase in white, $149, ikea.comchairKnight polyester and walnut chair in Key Largo kelly green, $899, joybird.comrugShaggy Wilcox 7'10" x 11'2" polypropylene, jute, and polyester rug, $559, nuloom.comside tableRocco Modern 17" x 13 1 /2" fiberglass table in white, $80, lampsplus.comspheres 4-diameter glass objects, $36 for a set of 3, westelm.comvase Two’s Company Azure Stripe glass vases, $141 for a mixed set of 3 (small, shown,…

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ready for a pop!

Caring for a home is a big juggling act. Last weekend I cleaned my mini blinds, unclogged my shower drain for the umpteenth time, priced out porcelain tiles for my laundry room/mudroom, called the HVAC guy to get an estimate on a new compressor (ouch), and looked into deer-resistant plants. And that was just Saturday. But what about the fun stuff? It’s also important to make time to give our home the decorating fluff-ups it deserves. So put down that laundry basket and get comfortable on your sofa. Now look through our second-annual Pop of Color special section, starting on page 95. Over the past few months, the editors and I have searched for the best and brightest finds that can instantly perk up a room—93 in all—from a yellow…

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dear hgtv magazine

Many thanks to Donna Barnett [in September’s “I Decorated My House for Me and Only Me!”] for the idea to use a folding screen as a headboard. After seeing her bedroom, I decided to rescue a screen that had been all but forgotten at my motherin-law’s house. I just had to paint it white, and now it looks great.—Meg McDonald, Niceville, FLA friend gave me a subscription to HGTV Magazine, and I’m loving the practical tips on everything from food safety and decluttering to paint colors and decorating. Perusing every page is so fun. In the March issue, I especially liked the green front door [“Come On In!”] and “50 Things You Can Toss,” which I definitely needed.—Mary Lem, Chilliwack, British ColumbiaI absolutely love the idea of painting a pattern…

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hgtv smart home 2016: it could be yours!

Thanks to an automated smart home system, everything from the fireplace in the master bedroom to the lock on the front door can be controlled with an app.Goodbye, cords and cables! Two wall-mounted charging docks—one in the living room, one in the basement media room— wirelessly charge iPads. When an iPad is placed on a dock (magnets keep it in place), it starts juicing up automatically.Digital controls adjust the water flow and temperature in the master bathroom’s spaworthy shower, which boasts four horizontal body sprayers and a rainfall showerhead. “It’s so luxe—and smart!” says Tiffany. “The shower learns your preferred settings.”about the houseBuilt in five months, the approximately 3,300-square-foot home has a Craftsman-meets-cottage style. There are four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms over three floors, including a master…

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8 questions for the winner of ellen’s design challenge

Vivian BeerEllen DeGeneresVivian’s must-have drink: iced coffeeVivian with Matt Blashaw, who assisted her on challengesThe monumental sectional that won Vivian the sofa challengeVivian’s least favorite project—a dining table that one judge called “a mess”1. Was being a welder and a metalsmith an advantage?It helped to have a lot of hands-on experience going in. I have made everything from a steel-and-concrete chair to an aluminum bench. Plus I knew how to take a piece from concept to completion, though I’d usually spend a year working on that piece.2. Each episode shows you building a piece of furniture in 72 hours. But didn’t you have more time?We actually had less. That 72 hours includes filming and judging, so we didn’t get full workdays. To stay focused, Matt Blashaw—he was my carpenter—and I…