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After an exciting day at our BHG Stylemaker Event, East Coast Editor and flea market maven Eddie Ross treated seven of our event attendees to a trip around Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market in NYC! Eddie shared some of his top thrifting tips including how to spot the differences between bone china and porcelain, tips for getting the most for your dollar, and, of course, Eddie’s specialty of how to mix flea market items with modern decor.

 

 

Each of the bloggers received a tote bag from Vera Bradley which were all filled to the brim by the time that we finished! Check out who attended and their favorite purchases of the day below and see more from the flea market tour and the Stylemaker Event by looking at #BHGStyle on Instagram.

 

Susan from House of Brinson found a set of matching lion heads with rings through the mouth for $130 for the pair. She’s not sure what she’ll be using them for yet but with her major home revitalization that she’s currently working on we’re sure she’ll find a place for them!

 

Ibie, who you can follow on Instagram at @ifalc, spotted this Lenox centerpiece bowl for just $20! It pairs well with the rest of her haul including a set of candlesticks, two stylish bags, and vintage flatware.

Grace from A Storied Style picked up this vintage lucite bar cart set. The cost: $10!

Jen from I Heart Organizing scored a Lenox footed compote that could make any dessert look even more decadent! Bonus: It was only $25.

Brittany from Addison’s Wonderland will be dressing up her table with a set of gold Pickard salt and pepper shakers that she picked up for just $20.

Maghan with Addison’s Wonderland is adding a set of hand-stitched pillowcases to her home for just $18 for the pair!

Lindsay from Suite One Studio (who was also featured in our September issue!) picked up a cute dalmatian paper weight for $10. We think it’ll pair perfectly with her gorgeous handmade pottery!

Eddie added a silver plate pheasant to his bag for $20. Thanksgiving table decor, anyone?

 


Leaves changing, cozy sweaters, bringing out bootsIt’s no surprise fall is a fan-favorite season, especially on our Facebook and Pinterest accounts!

We’re excited to celebrate the season with some of our favorite bloggers with the 2015 Finding Fall Home Tours! Our posts are acting as a virtual home tour. We’re the first stop and you can follow along each day from one blogger home to the next from Monday through Friday. All of the bloggers are sharing their homes decorated for fall to provide ideas and inspiration for real home owners. To kick off this year’s Finding Fall Home Tours filled with inspiring home ideas from some of our favorite bloggers we thought we’d get started by sharing our most-shared autumn content over the years! Drumroll, please….

 

Number 5: This welcoming autumn entry is filled with fall favorites: apples, corn stalks, hay bales, mums, and pumpkins!

 

Number 4: Rethink your house number for fall with chic white pumpkins!

 

Number 3: Basic bonfires, begone! We’d love to cozy up around this party-perfect pumpkin display.

 

Number 2: Eye-catching door decor is a fall staple. Switch out your usual wreath for a rake wreath filled with juniper and bittersweet!

 

 

Number 1: Our most-pinned autumn decorating idea keeps it classic with simple accents like mums and white pumpkins. We love the simple, symetrical look!

 

 

Next up on the tour is Finding Home Farms! You can see her home here. 


Last week we teamed up with our Makeover Madness finalists City Farmhouse, In My Own Style, My Fabuless Life and Thistlewood Farms for a linky party! We loved seeing everyone’s projects that were shared with us and it was incredibly difficult to pick out our favorites! We finally narrowed it down to our top five. Check out the winners and get the links to their projects below!

 

 

Pink Little Notebook’s Home Office

French Country Cottage’s Dining Room

Maison de Pax’s Distressed Mirror

Estuary Design’s Repurposed TV Cabinet

Rooms for Rent’s Neutral Living Room

Thank you to everyone who shared their projects! You can see all of the submitted projects here.


This year we decided to forgo spring basketball and have a little bracket of our own! We kicked off our first-ever Makeover Madness tournament with 16 amazing DIY projects. After multiple rounds of head-to-head face-offs and reader voting we narrowed it down to our final four: City FarmhouseIn My Own StyleMy Fabuless Life, and Thistlewood Farms.
Our final four bloggers then came to our headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa to meet the BHG editors and compete in a final challenge. They had eight hours to turn a basic Ikea dresser into a something memorable! Our editors loved hanging out with all of them and were amazed with what they created in so little time!
The final face-off came back to reader voting and in the end, Diane of In My Own Style took home the win for her secretary-style desk! You can find out more about the finished projects and some behind-the-scenes videos here.
Plus, all four fabulous bloggers are sharing step-by-step instructions for their makeovers on their blogs today! Scroll through to find links to their makeovers and share your own projects with our Makeover Madness linky party at the end of the post. We’ll all be pinning our favorite projects into this Makeover Madness Pinterest board and on April 23rd we’ll share our five favorite projects!

Blogs are a major source of inspiration for our editors. We admire photos of their homes, try out their mouth-watering recipes, pin their creative projects, and get new ideas for our own style from the things that they share. This year Better Homes and Gardens hosted our first-ever Blogger Awards to introduce our fans to the some of the best blogs that our editors have stumbled upon.

Starting in February, readers were able to nominate the blogs that they loved. Next, our team of editors went through every single blog that was nominated to pick out their favorites. It was no easy task! You can find their top 10 picks for each category here. After we narrowed it down to the top five in each category, it was back to reader voting to decide who would be the Readers’ Choice and Editors’ Choice winners! Here’s the winners:

Decorating

Readers’ Choice: The Inspired Room

Editors’ Choice: Pencil Shavings Studio

 

DIY

Readers’ Choice: Vintage Revivals

Editors’ Choice: With Heart

 

Entertaining

Readers’ Choice: Coordinately Yours

Editors’ Choice: The Chic Site

 

Fashion/Beauty

Readers’ Choice: The Small Things Blog

Editors’ Choice: Seersucker+Saddles

 

Gardening

Readers’ Choice: A Nest for All Seasons

Editors’ Choice: A Way to Garden

 

Healthy

Readers’ Choice: Sprouted Kitchen

Editors’ Choice: Oh My Veggies

 

Baking

Readers’ Choice: Joy the Baker

Editors’ Choice: Une Gamine dans la Cuisine

 

Everyday Eats

Readers’ Choice: Half Baked Harvest

Editors’ Choice: Local Milk

 


With the holidays just around the corner, the search for the perfect gifts has begun. Finding one-of-a-kind presents that everyone on your list will love is no easy feat! One of our editors’ favorite places to search for holiday finds is Etsy. If you haven’t heard of Etsy, it’s an online marketplace where vendors sell unique gifts, most of which are handmade. It’s perfect for finding things like jewelry, home decor and party decorations with a personal touch.

 

 This year they’re making holiday shopping easier with their Handmade Holiday Gift Guide. If you’re searching for cute stocking stuffers, gifts for your tech-savvy friend or customized gifts, they’ve got you covered. 

 

Curious what our editors are loving this holiday season? BHG now has an Etsy Page where we’re sharing our favorite handmade finds. Check it out to see great wall art, gifts for foodies and creative decor. Here’s just a few of our picks:

 

Crochet Neck Warmer from KnottyMonkey

 

Julia Child Quote Art Print from designsbynicolina

 

Terrariums from PinkSerissa

 


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