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Better Homes and Gardens September 2013

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confident style

Welcome to our annual Stylemaker Issue, which brings you homes, insights, and ideas from people who influence style on a daily basis. True, it’s a bit of a departure for Better Homes and Gardens®, a magazine loved for being for and about real people. But today, we “real people” have more access to design ideas than ever. In fact, with the proliferation of new sources for style information (Pinterest boards, blogs, apps, television shows), the abundance of images can occasionally seem more overwhelming than inspiring—more noisy than helpful. Our Stylemaker Issue cuts through the clutter to bring you fresh ideas from stylemakers who get the way you live: comfortably, creatively, and with a strong sense of personal style. Beautiful images come in tandem with wise words and guidance to help you…

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be a bhg stylemaker: pin and win $5,000 in prizes

Learn more and enter at BHG.com/Stylemaker style made easy FOLLOW OUR BLOG Follow BHG editors and contributing bloggers on Style Spotters to get the latest trends in home decor, fashion, and beauty brought to life by our creative team. BHG.com/StyleSpotters STYLE PERSONALITY Get decorating ideas tailored to your style! Take our simple quiz to find your decorating personality, and we’ll give you ideas that fit you best! BHG.com/StyleQuiz 3,000+ PHOTOS TO INSPIRE Browse our best decorating photos and discover fresh ideas for your home with our Decorating Gallery. You’re sure to find inspiration for every room. BHG.com/HomeGallery THIS MONTH ON STYLE SPOTTERS Check out Hilary on our Style Spotters blog. BHG.com/SeptBlog blog we love DEANSTREETSOCIETY.COM THE STYLE MAVEN Hilary Rushford spent many years living her dream, performing in musical theater in New York City, before launching her style blog Dean Street Society two years ago. Her…

1 minutos
soup, salad, style!

FOOD STYLING MARIAN COOPER CAIRNS style wise AT HOME WITH Annette Joseph, stylist, cookbook author, lifestyle expert. MY STYLE A yin and yang of clean simplicity and well-loved objects. ENTERTAINING ADVICE Be prepared and organized. That way you can greet guests in a party state of mind. BEST WAY TO SPEND $50 Buy vintage linens. There are so many uses for them. FAVORITE PLAYLIST Nothing livens a party like disco! I’M HAPPIEST WHEN Cooking and mingling with friends. STYLE WISDOM Keep it simple and make it fabulous! MAKE IT PERSONAL “I like to use things with my initial on the table,” Annette says. Tie napkins with ribbon and add a letter tag. Tab-A-Let tags, $.75 each; prestopaperandhome.com BOARD GAMES “You can’t have too many cutting boards,” Annette says. “I use them as platters and pedestals.” JK Adams 1761 small round cutting board, $67; hayneedle.com…

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september

Big lender Good books are meant to be shared. That’s the idea behind Little Free Library, an organization that promotes grassroots lending. Start with a wooden mailbox-like structure (DIY plans, kits, and finished boxes are available at littlefreelibrary.org, along with registration info). Then encourage your community to stock it with donated tomes. The take-a-book-give-a-book libraries have spread the written word from Utah to Uganda. 840 lbs. Average amount of apples harvested from a single tree each season. That’s enough for more than 400 pies! What are you waiting for? Get to a local orchard and take your pick, then have some fun with the retro-cool recipes on applejournal.com (think apple butter, fritters, and taffy). Giving spree Do good for your wallet and your community. On couponsforchange.org, save big on everything from groceries to office supplies…

1 minutos
all that glitters

CHAIN MAIL A gilt-link runner sets an elegant table. GOOD LEAF! That’s one sophisticated night-light. 1. MAKE A POINT Ladylike gets edgy in these copper pointed-toe flats, $118; bodenusa.com 2. TOTES GLAM Make your move as a disco shopper ! $54; shoplatelycom/shop/totes 3. RUN WITH IT You can’t top this Chilewich table runner. $40; burkedecor.com 4. METAL WINNERS Bold folders make paperwork less boring. $10.95 for six; paper-source.com 5. OFF THE CUFF Thin jigsaw bracelets come in a variety of skins, including lizard, shown here. $69; shopleighelena.com 6. HIGHBALL LIFE Cheers to retro cool! $54 for four; cwonder.com 7. GOLDEN GLOW The night-light has grown up. $38; uncommongoods.com 8. HOLD THE PHONE You’ll always have enough bars with this case. $34.95; paper-source.com…

1 minutos
pretty easy

IT’S A SNAP! Organize your closet with Stylebook, an app that catalogs your clothing. After taking pictures of each item, use the app to see what looks good together, plan future outfits, create packing lists—even get cleaning and care advice. For iOS, $3.99; stylebookapp.com Meet: Tracey Lomrantz Lester GILT.COM/INSTAGRAM: @GILT As the editorial director of the popular flash sale site Gilt, Tracey is tempted to shop on a daily basis. “My rule is that I have to picture wearing an item in three different outfits before I buy it,” she says. To keep her evolving closet in order, Tracey groups items by color and puts her accessories on display. Her favorite DIY organizer: Take a piece of perforated hardboard, insert S hooks into the holes, and use it to hang jewelry. Tech it out MIRROR Don’t have…