July 2018 Resources

Whether you're experienced in the world of DIY or just starting out, you'll find plenty of inspiration in the July issue. Filled with projects both big and small, this issue might just cause you to add an idea or two to your summer DIY list.

Blankets, pillows, and wallpaper with ticking stripes pattern photo

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Obsessed with Ticking Stripes

Originally made to encase feathers or straw for mattresses (ticking comes from a Greek word for covering), the tightly woven striped fabric emerged from under the covers in the 1940s when decorator Sister Parish used it as upholstery. The humble pattern's latest evolution features brighter colors and varied stripe widths.

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Small beauty products that fit into carry-on photo

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Keep Calm and Carry-On

You've booked your getaway. Now pack like a pro and look fab despite the heat with these warm-weather, travel-size picks.

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Beauty masks for dry skin photo

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Master Masks

Masks are an extra step to hydrate, brighten, or clean your skin, and they're no longer limited to a lazy Sunday. The me-time staple has evolved to fit more needs, including your Netflix binge-watching schedule. Thanks to the new menu of no-rinse formulas and upgraded classics, your home-spa options are more customized than ever.

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Blue and red paint lids with napkins and flowers around photo

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Color: Blue + Red

Like blue jeans and red lipstick, the color of classic Americana are forever in style. Crimson and cobalt or poppy with chambray blue, the combo is most successful when used in equal measure and saturation—cool blues balancing fiery reds. Make the pairing more inviting and livable with a big dose of pattern.

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Family of four sitting on porch steps with dog photo

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The House That YouTube Built

Learning to DIY in the digital age means there's no shortage of info or inspiration. The Roberts family embraced online tools to master the real ones.

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Woman inside her decor and plant shop photo

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Petal Power

One industry expert brings floral design to budding hobbyists everywhere via a new line of flower-arranging kits, online videos, and beautiful basics.

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Blue tools on a yellow pegboard photo

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Tools & Tips to Help Save the DIY Day

Behind every great do-it-yourselfer is a well-stocked toolbox filled with the best products for projects and repairs.

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Woman sitting in front of DIY coffee table photo

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I Did It!

A software engineer with a passion for making furniture dreams up a painted plywood coffee table that looks like it's topped with tile. A stencil makes it possible.

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Old Better Homes & Gardens magazine page featuring ice cream photo

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BH&G Throwback: 1952 Ice Cold

Raise your glass to ice, the unsung hero of summertime entertaining.

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Bathroom remodel with mint green vanities, pattern tile, and freestanding tub photo

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Mint Condition

Swapping ocean blue for seafoam green was the starting point for this interior designer's bold, yet surprisingly serene, coastal bath.

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