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BHG Blogger Social in New York City

We’re still beaming from a wonderful event at Story in New York City this week which celebrated the launch of our Seprember Stylemaker issue!


On Tuesday evening we welcomed local NYC bloggers and Stylemakers featured in the issue including Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy, Suzanne McGrath of Good Bones Great Pieces, winner of HGTV’s Design Star Kim Myles, and BHG’s Executive Editor Oma Blaise Ford to discuss all things style.


The fabulous Stacy Kunstel moderated the Q&A, which led to many quotable moments and lots of interesting conversation.

Here are a few of our favorite Q&A moments:

  • BHG’s Oma Blaise Ford said blogging plays a huge role in finding different perspectives in style.
  • According to Suzanne McGrath, adding furniture with varied geometry works wonders and the easiest way to refresh a space is with paint and pillows.
  • Kim Myles says she made things that she couldn’t find in stores, and that living beautifully helps you live well. A sense of humor is essential.
  • Art is irreplaceable and you need to be willing to make mistakes when finding your style said Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan.

Did you join the #BHGStyle conversation? Share your favorite tip from our panelists in the comments below!

(Top right and bottom photos via Neila Deen / Apartment Therapy)


At the end of the night, attendees received a BHG Stylemaker tote filled with fun goodies. And did we mention the delicious Ice Cream Sandwich bar from CoolHaus? Their frosty treats we’re a huge hit!

Big thank you to all the fabulous bloggers that attended the event, and to our talented panel! We loved spending the evening with you, and hope you enjoyed yourselves! To learn more about this year’s Stylemakers, be sure to pick up an issue on newsstands next week!


-Liz Frantz, Better Homes and Gardens


4 Responses to “ BHG Blogger Social in New York City ”

  1. Better Homes and Gardens hosted a fabulous and flawless event. It was exciting and inspiring to be a part of it! Thank you!!

  2. Thank you for a fabulous evening! It was a lot of fun to meet everyone and the Stylemaker issue looks terrific. And those totes – Wow!

    Thank you so much for including bloggers in your events!

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  4. It is fairly urgent because we are at the point we need to decide if we are going to make it or not the builders are ready. But you list a banquette that is white with gray cushions and it’s called DIY – ISH. Is it difficult to make? Do you have the plans for it? I am very interested in it my builder has some plans for one but I could tweak his but I like yours a little better interested in an answer ASAP on my email thank you

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