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Better Homes and Gardens October 2018

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happy accidents

(PHOTO: KATHRYN GAMBLE)Perfect! It’s a word we use much too easily (and lazily) in the magazine industry. “____ makes a perfect summer appetizer. ____ is this season’s perfect paint color.” Editors tend to use perfect as shorthand for something that’s the very best, very good, or sometimes just OK. But by overusing this perfectly acceptable word, are we in danger of eroding its meaning?We have high standards for our stories and photography in the magazine, but most of the time I am actually searching for imperfection rather than the opposite. I prefer to eat a delicious cake that looks a little wonky instead of an exquisite-looking dessert that is bland and ordinary. I like a wild and gestural flower arrangement over a tight and sterile one. I want my house…

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GET YOUR GARDEN READY FOR FALLTry your hand at edible gardening to enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your labor. Our program shares seasonal recipes, care tips, and more. This month we focus on growing fall vegetables and then putting your garden to bed for[SWEEPSTAKES]Win $25,000to give your home a makeover. Enter for a chance to win at Details on page 157.THE DIRTWITH STEPHEN ORRBH&G’s Editor-in-Chief Stephen Orr shares expert advice and how-to tips for making your garden the best it has ever been. Follow our page for the latest! Tricks for TreatsThe best Halloween treats are also a feast for the eyes. Our kid-friendly recipes use inexpensive candy and simple decorating techniques to transform ordinary cookies, cupcakes, and more into spooktacular desserts you’ll be dying to…

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Clockwise from top left ■ FIELD PILLOW COVER with textured stitching on the cotton front, $74 (18×18); ■ BLUE PATCHWORK RUG $299 (4×6);■MULTICOLOR PATCHWORK CARPET (shown as background) made from vintage Turkish carpets, $459 (47×67);■NANTUCKET PATCHWORK PLAID AMERICANA FABRIC a lightweight Madras fabric made of 3×3-inch squares, $11 per yard;■PATCHWORK CUSHION COVER in black, $48 (18×18);■KYLE PATCHWORK DUVET SET includes two standard shams, $300; macys.comBY: ALLISON MAZE; STYLING: CHRISTY BROKENS ■…

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loved to pieces

1 INDIGO-DYED AND DENIM PATCHWORK CUSHION COVERSMade of cotton as soft as a pair of well-worn jeans. $72–$75 each; basshu.com2 LANDSCAPE QUILTED COASTER SETThese coasters clean up in the wash after use. $48 for four; ofakind.com3 EMBROIDERED CLUTCHESButton-down shirts recycled into chic fair-trade accessories. $16; lizalig.com4 CHRISTIANSEN TABLE RUNNERTwo looks in one: It reverses to navy-and-white ticking. $27; wayfair.com5 COLE QUILTIts preppy stripes and palette were inspired by ship signal flags. $189; potterybarnkids.com6 LILY ASHWELL BUTTERFLY CHAIRA slouchy seat with midcentury appeal. $129 with base; ■…

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new & next

CREATIVE KID’S DECORSpaceships, rainbows, and a whole lot of pattern: In a kid’s room, anything goes. And everything goes together when it all shares the same bright color palette. That’s the idea behind the debut collection of children’s bedding, throw pillows, rugs, and wall decals from Kid Made Modern, the brand that got its start with arts and crafts kits. The line’s designer, Todd Oldham, says, “I hope the pieces inspire kids to personalize their rooms in exciting ways.” Prices range from $15 pillowcases to $350 rugs (5'×8'); X CB2Fans of Gwyneth Paltrow’s brand of cool can now bring even more of her style home. A collection done in collaboration with CB2 reflects her love of midcentury modern design and vintage finds from Parisian flea markets. It includes paper-thin…

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face off

(PHOTOS: BLAINE MOATS)CLEANSING LEAVES MY FACE FEELING TIGHT AND DRY. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?When it comes to your face, squeaky clean is no good. Anyone with dry skin should look for a rich cream-, balm-, or oil-base cleanser. To reap the maximum benefits, let it sit for a few minutes to give hydrating ingredients more time to sink into your skin, says Mona Gohara, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine.■ OUR FAVE No7 Radiant Results Nourishing Cleansing Balm, $9NO MATTER HOW MUCH I WASH MY FACE, MY MAKEUP WON’T COME OFF.Many cleansers can’t break down the heavy oils in makeup, especially in creamy foundations or waterproof formulas. So you need to start with a cleansing oil or a micellar water—both effectively dissolve makeup…